Shimon Peres on Peace

Having spent the last six decades negotiating for peace in the Middle East, 1994 Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres, an HBS AMP alum, was on hand to impart his learned wisdom to Harvard students at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on October 20th. In his remarks, Peres covered a range of issues including… Continue reading Shimon Peres on Peace

Dr. David Kay, Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq: "We Got It Very Wrong."

The most destructive element of a totalitarian regime goes far beyond the tragic deaths of an untold number of people; it is the constant perpetuation of fear, for this destroys any willingness for a state’s people to cooperate or exhibit trust, resulting in the most depraved level of corruption. This downward spiral was evident in… Continue reading Dr. David Kay, Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq: "We Got It Very Wrong."

State of the Union: Perspectives

“The President shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” – Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution o On Tuesday, Jan 20th, President George W. Bush (OC) was welcomed in Congress with a round… Continue reading State of the Union: Perspectives

Live from KSG – Joseph Lieberman Closes Hardball Series

The captivating Hardball series at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), hosted by MSNBC political analyst Chris Matthews, came to a close on December 15th with Democratic candidate Joe Lieberman (D-CT). Harvard students, local community members, and political personalities have energized the John F. Kennedy Forum each Monday for the last two months, piling in… Continue reading Live from KSG – Joseph Lieberman Closes Hardball Series

Nemir Kirdar, President and CEO of Investcorp Addresses the Future of Iraq

By most account this last week U.S. and UK armed forces made significant headway in the war in Iraq, moving closer towards removing Saddam Hussein’s regime from power and subsequently launching Iraq towards a new, albeit uncertain future. For those of us less familiar with the history and background of the Middle East, understanding where… Continue reading Nemir Kirdar, President and CEO of Investcorp Addresses the Future of Iraq

Editorial:

As NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert said about the U.S. and Iraq on The Tonight Show, “The sword has been drawn into the air, and not to follow through – many believe – would be an act of impotence.” Then I recalled the words of Hans Blix when he said essentially we can… Continue reading Editorial:

Big Questions About Iraq

The Iraq situation is turning into a mess. Bickering between the United States and Germany-France-Belgium over how to deal with Saddam Hussein has risen to worrisome levels. Should there be a war? Should there be a second resolution? Should the United Nations be involved? Should Hussein be given another chance? These are all questions that… Continue reading Big Questions About Iraq