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HKS in the News April 13, 2012

1. World more dangerous, top general tells Harvard The Boston Globe

2. Masters in the art of diplomacy (Burns) The Boston Globe

3. Graying America gets wired to cut healthcare costs (Chandra) Reuters

World more dangerous, top general tells Harvard

The Boston Globe

April 13

Cited: Kennedy School

Topic: General Martin E. Dempsey’s speech at HKS last night

This story was also covered inThe Crimson and

The nation’s top military officer told Harvard’s Kennedy School Thursday that despite the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the exit of longtime dictators from the world stage, and no mortal enemy in the form of a nation-state the United States is more vulnerable.

Army General Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told students at a forum on the Cambridge campus that even though the world appears to enjoy greater stability and interdependence, threats looming beneath the surface -- from cyber warfare to the proliferation of long-range missiles -- actually place American security at greater risk. …

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Masters in the art of diplomacy

The Boston Globe

April 13

Commentary by: Nicholas Burns, Belfer Center

Topic: The virtues of diplomacy

The Kissinger event was also mentioned in a commentary piece authored by Adjunct Lecturer David Ignatius in the Washington Post

Henry A. Kissinger and James A. Baker III, now octogenarians, returned to the public spotlight recently to remind us of the timeless virtues of diplomacy, negotiations, and statecraft in a complex and troubled world. Their message was important in this election year. After wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the pursuit of terrorists on every continent over the last decade, these two celebrated Americans recalled that we can sometimes get our way not just by force but with diplomacy. No two public figures better exemplify the American tradition in that ancient art than Baker and Kissinger, both honored by Harvard University during the past two weeks.

They share a unique position in our modern history. Both transformed the international landscape in historic ways. Kissinger’s opening to China in 1972 remains one of the most important pivot points of the last half century in ending the isolation between Beijing and Washington and setting the foundation for the extraordinary relationship between the two great powers of the 21st century. Baker masterminded the dramatic and peaceful end to the Cold War in reunifying Germany as a member of NATO. …

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Graying America gets wired to cut healthcare


April 12

Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Topic: How evolving technology can cut healthcare costs

Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of medical care in graying America. …

New technologies hold out promise for lowering costs. But they run into a basic problem -- the fee-for-service payment model, which pays U.S. healthcare professionals for delivering treatments, diagnostic service or surgical procedures, rather than for keeping someone healthy and out of the hospital.

"We have to rethink entirely how we are paying our doctors, and the longer we fail to look at the results they deliver for the healthcare they provide the more we will fail," said Prof. Amitabh Chandra, a health economist at Harvard University. …

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Broadcast Notes

John Park, Belfer Center

Bloomberg , 4/13

Topic: North Korean rocket launch

Robert Stavins, Belfer Center

American Public Media “Marketplace” 4/13

Topic: European carbon markets

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