Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
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Changing Hearts and Minds on Climate Change: A Moment for Reimagining?

Join Harvard faculty, students, and fellow alumni for a virtual cross-disciplinary conversation about their respective experiences with these systems and where they see opportunities for change.

The interrelated challenges of climate change, planetary health, and social justice call for commitments of significant resources and for varied new practices of collaboration and reinvention across our institutions. From where will the wisdom and empathy emerge to inspire and mobilize us in these efforts? From science and a better understanding of the risks of inaction, from a reconnection with nature, from listening to other cultures and across generations, or from a flourishing of the arts and civic engagement? Or, all of these? How can we in our lifestyles, our work, and our citizenship break through old habits to co-create new narratives and pathways forward?

Welcome and Introduction by Heather Henriksen, Director, Harvard University Office for Sustainability

Speakers include:

  • Virginie Greene, Professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
  • Nadia Milad Issa HDS ’22, 2020 Research Associate, The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
  • Mark Kramer, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Managing Director, FSG
  • Matthew Spellberg AB '09, AM '09, Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows
  • Mary Evelyn Tucker (moderator), Associate in Research, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology, Yale School of the Environment

Please complete this registration form to confirm your attendance. You will be emailed the Zoom link before the event. This event is only open to members of the Harvard community. Questions? Contact the Harvard Alumni Association at or 617-495-1920.

This program is hosted by the Harvard Alumni Association and developed in conjunction with Members of the Harvard College Class of 1969, the Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment, the Harvard Club of New Hampshire, and the Harvard Office for Sustainability. Additional support provided by ClassACT HR73 and Harvard Club of the North Shore.

Other programs in this series include:

  • Climate, Biodiversity, Pandemics, and Justice on September 23
  • Climate, Government, and the Economy on October 15
  • Climate Change, Protests, and Politics on December 9
  • Moving Climate Action Forward on January 13

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