Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:30pm
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Emerson Hall, Room 105, 19 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Climate Week: "Two Keohanes Talk Climate Politics" with Robert Keohane and Nathaniel Keohane

The Harvard University Department of Government presents: "Two Keohanes Talk Climate Politics," a lecture by Robert Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University and Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President, International Climate program, Environmental Defense Fund.

Introductory remarks by Daniel Schrag, Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment. Moderated by Dustin Tingley, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University.

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of the journal International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Science Po in Paris, and is the Harold Lasswell Fellow (2007-08) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Nathaniel O. "Nat" Keohane is an American environmental economist who serves as Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads EDF’s International Climate program and helps to shape the organization’s advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. Nat’s areas of expertise include U.S. and international climate and energy policy, the economic impact of climate change, the benefits and costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the design and performance of cap-and-trade programs and other policy instruments. He previously was in academia at Yale University and served in the White House as special assistant to President Barack Obama.

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