NEUDC 2013 is sponsored by the Center for International Development and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Center for International Development
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. The CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. Our ongoing mission is to apply knowledge to and revolutionize the world of development practice.

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
The Center for International Affairs was founded in 1958 and was renamed the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 1998 in gratitude for the magnificent endowment established by Albert and Celia Weatherhead and the Weatherhead Foundation. The Center was created as a means of confronting the world's condition, a condition diagnosed by Robert Bowie and Henry Kissinger in their gripping The Program of the Center for International Affairs (1958):

Foreign affairs in our era pose unprecedented tasks....Today no region is isolated; none can be ignored; actions and events even in remote places may have immediate worldwide impact…vast forces are reshaping the world with headlong speed. Under the impact of wars, nationalism, technology, and communism, the old order has been shattered. Empires have crumbled; nations once dominant are forced to adapt to shrunken influence. New nations have emerged and are struggling to survive....Nowhere do traditional attitudes fit the new realities....Thus notions of sovereignty and independence need revision to apply to a world where a nation's level of life or survival may depend as much on the actions of other countries as on its own.

That diagnosis, and the challenges that shaped the Center's vision and mission then, remain pertinent and continue to inform our work today.

Session sponsors:

South Asia Institute at Harvard University
The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) engages faculty and students through interdisciplinary programs to advance and deepen the teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.

Middle East Initiative
The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School deepens Harvard’s understanding of the Middle East and strengthens relationships with governments, universities, peoples, and public policy institutions in the region by sponsoring programs and outreach efforts that promote intensive engagement.

Sustainability Science Program
Harvard's Sustainability Science Program harnesses the University's strengths to promote the design of institutions, policies, and practices that support sustainable development.