The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Last updated on May 29th, 2021 at 07:12 pm

The Belfer Center - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Left-Center Biased based on political policy positions aligned with the moderate left. We also rate them High in factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1973, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is the hub of Harvard Kennedy School’s research, teaching, and training in international security and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy. In 2017, for the fourth year in a row, the Belfer Center was ranked the world’s #1 University Affiliated Think Tank by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Belfer Center does not clearly state ownership or funding and thereby lacks transparency in this regard.

Analysis / Bias

The Belfer Center is a think tank that promotes international security and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, and science and technology policy. The website features research and analysis that holds a left-center bias, such as this Permafrost Carbon Feedbacks Threaten Global Climate Goals. Other stories focus on the positives of immigration, such as these Three Notable Immigrants Who Served Their Adoptive Land and this covering LBGT rights Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power on Making LGBT Rights Universally Respected Human Rights. All stories reviewed are properly sourced.

In general, The Belfer Center is a pro-science source that leans left politically.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Left-Center Biased based on political policy positions aligned with the moderate left. We also rate them High in factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/13/2017) Updated (5/29/2021)

Source: https://www.belfercenter.org/

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