Beyond the Summits: The Way Forward for Nuclear Security in the Middle East

By Nilsu Goren and Ariane Tabatabai
With the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) now over, policymakers are thinking about next steps to address nuclear security. The NSS process has progressed since its first installment in 2010; yet, the Middle East, a key region where nuclear security is of tremendous importance, remains underrepresented.

Cricket in Chicago

 As part of HarvardX for Alumni, various Harvard alumni clubs are hosting in-person meet ups.

The Chicago club recently came together to discuss the Neuroscience segment. There short report/photos are below...

Striving for Equality: Part 1 of 3

Why do we have such a low percentage of women in leading positions if there are a lot of educated, strong, powerful and successful women around us?

Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook in her book Lean In said: “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.” Yet are we ready for an equal world when there are still some countries that deny women their basic rights?

Re-Blogging about CS50x & St. Louis

CS50x Hackathon: Harvard Team visits St. Louis Students
Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Launch Code

CS50 Course Team with LaunchCode in St. Louis

I really hate not being able to answer a question when the professor asks. But there I was, sitting on stage at Sanders Theatre at Harvard when Professor David Malan asked me what they could do to improve CS50. I had nothing, so I tried to pass the question off to my colleague Brendan Lind, but he had no suggestions either. 

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and Big Data: Response to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information

On March 3, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-hosted a thought-provoking conference about the state of the art in big-data analytics and privacy technologies. In case you missed it, you can find the MIT webcast here.

Blocking or breakthrough? Where the Vienna talks are headed and what they can achieve

Sven-Eric FikenscherSven-Eric Fikenscher argues that prospects for a final nuclear deal with Iran remain dim, despite recent claims of optimism from negotiators. Rather than trying for a final deal that will be difficult to negotiate and even harder to implement, he suggests that the U.S. try to conclude a new interim agreement with more limited concessions from each side.