The Belfer Center is the hub of the Harvard Kennedy School's research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy.
The Center's mission is to provide leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges of international security and other critical issues where science, technology, environmental policy, and international affairs intersect.
The Center's leadership begins with the recognition of science and technology as driving forces transforming threats and opportunities in international affairs. The Center integrates insights of social scientists, natural scientists, technologists, and practitioners with experience in government, diplomacy, the military, and business to address critical issues.
The Center pursues its mission in several complementary research programs:
- The International Security Program
- Environment and Natural Resources Program
- Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
- Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution
- The Dubai Initiative.