Wednesday April 14 - 4:30pm
Join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot. Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with a data-informed approach and a commitment to developing tools that leverage technology with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.
AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.
ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.
OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.
Friday April 16 - 1:00pm
In a historic breakthrough, the Abraham Accords paved a path previously blocked for over 25 years with the full normalization of relations between Israel and Bahrain, Kosovo, Morocco, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates. It was an important step toward creating the Middle East of the 21st century — a framework for peace and stability premised on economic development and opportunity. The opening of diplomatic relations provides cooperation points around growth and prosperity, leading to an increase in tourism, business, entrepreneurship, space exploration, and investment.
Join us on Friday, April 16th at 1pm ET, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the U.S. His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the U.S. His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa with moderator The Honorable Bonnie Glick, IOP Fellow S'21 and former Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The conversation and Q&A session will focus on accomplishments to date and a vision for a way forward to expand the Abraham Accords.
Monday April 19 - 1:30pm
Thursday April 22 - 6:00pm
Join us on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd at 6:00pm ET, with Christiana Figueres, international leader on climate change and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and now Co-founder of Global Optimism. Kathryn Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate the conversation as this year’s Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace.
As we begin this critical decade for climate action with growing momentum for protecting and restoring our global commons, the intensity of this moment makes it a uniquely compelling and privileged time to be alive. How we achieve a sustainable well-being for everyone, everywhere on a thriving planet and protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change will be the most defining chapter in the story of our species — one we can only write together. As we stand at this turning point, our responsibility is clear. The future we choose lies in the hands of each of us alive today.
We are proud to host this event in association with the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health