Monthly Archives: April 2009

GRAHAM ALLISON of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on Kurt Campbell’s nomination

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Tapped for Obama Post Harvard Crimson April 28 Quoted: Graham Allison, Belfer Center Topic: Former HKS faculty member’s appointment to state department post Former Kennedy School Faculty member Kurt Campbell recently became the latest in a … Continue reading

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ROBERT STAVINS of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on the effects of the economic crisis on the environment

Is a bad economy good for the environment? Christian Science Monitor April 27 Quoted: Robert Stavins, Belfer Center Topic: Effect of the economic downturn on environmentalism The phrase “It’s not easy being green” may never seem truer than during this … Continue reading

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Listen to ROBERT ROTBERG of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs discuss South Africa’s elections on “The World” today

Robert Rotberg, director of the Belfer Center’s Program on Intrastate Conflict and a member of the Center’s board of directors, will be interviewed about South Africa’s election at 4 p.m. today on PRI’s “The World.” The interview will re-air at … Continue reading

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ELAINE KAMARCK of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on Obama’s first 100 days

Sizing Up Obama’s First 100 Days TIME Magazine April 23 Quoted: Elaine Kamarck, Belfer Center Topic: President Obama’s first 100 days in office … The most important thing we now know about Barack Obama, after nearly 100 days in office, … Continue reading

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MARTIN FELDSTEIN of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on inflation

“The potential inflationary danger is that the large US fiscal deficit will lead to an increase in the supply of money. This inevitably happens in developing countries that do not have the ability to issue interest-bearing debt and must therefore … Continue reading

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LAWRENCE SUMMERS on leave from Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on the state of the economy

“I think today the picture’s more mixed. There’re obviously still problems in financial markets. There’s obviously still weakness in housing. But you have a number of things that’re more positive. You have a sense of a more mixed picture in … Continue reading

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RICHARD CLARKE of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Somali terrorist training camps

“The calculus always has to be on the military attack – are you better off after it than you were before?” Richard Clarke, faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center, was interviewed about the possibility of the U.S. bombing Somali terrorist … Continue reading

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RAMI KHOURI of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on the future of Israeli-U.S. relations

“The last four American administrations led by presidents Bush and Clinton failed to push Israel to negotiate seriously on these issues. The cost of such a reckless policy has become too high for the United States to accept indefinitely, it … Continue reading

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KELLY SIMS GALLAGHER of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on clean coal

‘Clean Coal’ Debate Plays Out on the Airwaves PBS.org April 21 Quoted: Kelly Sims Gallagher, Belfer Center Topic: Clean coal technology In an ad produced by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a coal industry group, then-candidate Barack Obama … Continue reading

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ROBERT STAVINS of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on cap-and-trade

A brawl over numbers breaks out in cap-and-trade debate NYTimes.com April 20 Quoted: Robert Stavins, Belfer Center Topic: Costs of a cap-and-trade program Fuzzy math is back, with a climate twist. From the halls of Congress to the Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading

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