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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
The Belfer Center is located within the Harvard Kennedy School
Formation 1973
Type Think tank
Headquarters 79 John F. Kennedy Street
Location
Director
Graham T. Allison
Website www.belfercenter.org

The Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (also known as Belfer Center) is a permanent research center located within the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The center's current director is political scientist Graham T. Allison.

Belfer was founded in 1973[1] by biochemist Paul M. Doty as the 'Program for Science and International Affairs' within Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences[2] to provide analysis on arms control and nuclear threat reduction. Following a grant from the Ford Foundation, the program was re-established as the Center for Science and International Affairs, becoming the first permanent research center at the newly formed School of Government. In 1997, following further endowment, the center was renamed as the Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in honor of Robert A. Belfer, founder of Belco Oil & Gas Corporation.

In 2012, the Laura Diaz Anadon.[4][5]

Board members

Center board members include:

Advisory board

The center has a large international advisory board. Members include:

Past notable members

References

  1. ^ Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Zurich
  2. ^ Paul Doty, 91, presidential adviser on nuclear arms control, Boston Globe (obituary), by Bryan Marquard & staff, 6 December 2011
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