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Iran and the EU at the Security Council

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Seminar - Open to the Public

"European Responses to a U.S. Withdrawal from the Iranian Nuclear Deal" with Sascha Lohmann

Thu., Apr. 12, 2018 | 8:30am - 9:45am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Sascha Lohmann, a Fritz Thyssen Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, will speak about President Trump’s threat to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal with a focus on Europe's response in a conversation moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook.

Seminar - Open to the Public

"The Rise of Populism in Europe and the Future of Democracy.” - with Lord Peter Ricketts and Radek Sikorski

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Bell Hall

Join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a seminar the challenges facing the European Union and the transatlantic relationship with Lord Peter Ricketts, former U.K. Ambassador to France and first U.K. National Security Advisory, and Radoslaw Sikorski, former Foreign Minister for Poland in a conversation hosted by Faculty Director Nicholas Burns. 

Three New York Times newspapers

United States State Department

Seminar - Open to the Public

No Easy Task: Shaping the Debate on National Security Issues in the Trump Era

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Carol Giacomo, of The New York Times Editorial Board and a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington D.C., will discuss foreign policy in a conversation with Professor Nicholas Burns. Co-hosted by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Future of Diplomacy Project.

ICRC Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan

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Seminar - Open to the Public

"Humanitarian Diplomacy" A conversation with Yves Daccord and Clare Dalton of the ICRC

Wed., Mar. 7, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Bell Hall

Professor Nicholas Burns will host a Future of Diplomacy Project lunch seminar with the International Committee of the Red Cross' Yves Daccord, Director-General, and Clare Dalton, Head of Humanitarian Diplomacy, in a conversation about humanitarian diplomacy, upholding humanitarian principles, and the evolving role of the ICRC in today's conflicts. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Brexit's Impact on the Future of International Security: A conversation with Sir John Sawers

Wed., Feb. 28, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Sir John Sawers, former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss the security implications of Brexit threats with Future of Diplomacy Project Faculty Director Ambassador Nick Burns.

This map shows the traditional locations of "First World" (blue), "Second World" (red), and "Third World" (green) countries during the Cold War.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Diplomacy: A Rusting Tool of American Statecraft

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018 | 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Bell Hall

Speaker: Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Senior Fellow, Watson Center for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

This seminar will explore the nature of diplomacy and its strategic, tactical, and risk management roles in American statecraft. Case studies to be discussed include those of U.S. Cold War diplomacy in southern Africa and on the Taiwan issue as well as examples from European history, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Please join us! Coffee, tea, and refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

This seminar is being held under the auspices of the joint HKS/MIT Program on Strategy, Security, and Statecraft.