Research & Teaching

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies; Professor of History
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Professor of Government
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
George Grant Maccurdy and Janet G.B. Maccurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology [Emeritus]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Business School
Harvard Kennedy School
Reischauer Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography
Harvard School of Public Health

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Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Aramont Professor of the History of Science
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery; Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

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John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Head Tutor, Archaeology; Chair, Standing Committee on Archaeology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Assistant Professor of History
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics
Harvard Kennedy School
Associate Professor of Education

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Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences; Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Harvard School of Public Health
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies
Harvard Kennedy School
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs [Leave of Absence]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Pforzheimer Professor of Science & Technology Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of History; Director of Graduate Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Medical School

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Samuel W. Morris University Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy [Emeritus]; Co-director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development 
Harvard Kennedy School
Gates Professor of Developing Societies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy; Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Program
Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of History [On Leave]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor, History of Science; Affiliated Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director for Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD); Area Chair for International Development
Harvard Kennedy School
Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History; Director, Center for History and Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Director of Graduate Studies, Doctoral Program in Public Policy and in Political Economy and Government; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Director, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School

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Professor, Social Anthropology Program [Leave of Absence]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Government; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Government
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Anthropology [On Leave]

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Landon T. Clay Professor of Scientific Archaeology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Anthropology [On Leave]
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard Kennedy School
Ruth B. Moore Prof. of Biological Anthropology
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard faculty probe the nexus between environment, energy, and economic growth
June 9, 2014
HUCE welcomes new cohort of postdoctoral researchers, bids farewell to outgoing Fellows
June 17, 2013
Sachi Oshima '13 recalls her experience at last summer's Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil
June 17, 2013
Activists and scholars debate the role of social movements in confronting climate issues
June 17, 2013
December 14, 2012
July 23, 2012
November 18, 2011
A profile on the Graduate Consortium on Energy & Environment
May 13, 2011

How can one optimize the benefits of environmental or social sustainability while generating a higher return on investment in buildings? Where are the opportunities for real estate initiatives that are highly functional, healthy, aesthetically pleasing and financially rewarding?

How do we understand development in Africa? This introductory course explores the question of sustainable development through a number of methods and perspectives, such as education, health, governance, (post-)conflict, and human rights.

This course explores the relationship between humans and nature, as it has been formulated, expressed and transmitted in Buddhist thought and philosophy over the millenia, and into this current century.

The reality of global climate change poses a number of challenges for human society.

Climate change, urbanization, and conflict mean that global disasters are on the rise.  How should the world respond when disasters force people from their homes?  How can we better help the world’s refugees?  This course examines the past, present, and future of the international humanitarian re

This seminar explores approaches to the environmental history of modern South Asia.

Why do some human beings step forward to defend the non-human?

This course will be of interest to students who would like to investigate business solutions to three of the major problems of our time: rapid and massive urbanization; increasing scarcity of clean water, clean air, clean power, and effective transport; and the apparent inability of federal gover

Growing income inequality, poor or declining educational systems, unequal access to affordable health care and the fear of continuing economic distress are putting stress on political systems worldwide and challenging the credibility of business.

The world faces challenges stemming from rapid urbanization, increasing pressure on the environment and on basic resources, and the growing difficulty governments face in managing the confluence of these trends.

Scholars have noted the connection between environment and specific forms of Asian politics and society. Today China reengineers the flow of its rivers to address social demands for water.

This seminar introduces students to the major contributions of the field of science and technology studies (STS) to the understanding of politics and policymaking in democratic societies.

The seminar will focus on policy issues in two areas; health economics, and environmental economics. We will read papers on an assortment of policy options and formulate frameworks for analyzing their likely impacts on outcomes of interest.

Survey of foundations and applications of the modern theory of environmental and natural-resource economics. What are the basic models and what are they suggesting about policy? Externalities, public goods, common property, strategies for controlling pollution.

Our interactions with the natural world are increasingly mediated through changes in technology. Technologies create risks, generate solutions, reshape the environment, and alter our perception of the boundaries between nature and artifice.

According to Fortune, water promises to be to the twenty-first century what oil was to the twentieth century: the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations. And the health of nations as well.

The Making Rights Real clinic will build on a partnership between Professor White, Harvard law students, and a network of Ghanaian Human Rights / Development organizations which began in 2002.

This course explores specific principles from cognitive science that have important implications for instructional approach and curriculum design.

This course examines the political challenges posed by global warming from both an empirical and a normative perspective.

Workshop for seniors writing theses. Especially for applied work in microeconomics, environmental, or natural resource economics, but open to all fields. Emphasis on choice of research topics, methodology, and data sources.

Explores contemporary understandings and practical implications of the idea of sustainable development.

This seminar introduces students to the major contributions of the field of science and technology studies (STS) to the analysis of politics and policymaking in democratic societies.

North America as an evolving visual environment is analyzed as a systems concatenation involving such constituent elements as farms, small towns, shopping malls, highways, suburbs, and as depicted in fiction, poetry, cartography, television, cinema, and advertising and cybernetic simulation.

What level of environmental protection is best? Stronger regulations provide greater protection against the target harm, but generally at the cost of reduced economic consumption or increases in other environmental harms.

Introduces the fundamental statistical and mapping tools needed for analysis of environmental systems.

Participants discuss recent research in environmental and natural resource economics and present their own work in progress. Students must complete both parts of this course (parts A&B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.

Provides a survey, from the perspective of economics, of environmental and natural resource policy. Combines lectures on conceptual and methodological topics with examinations of public policy issues. 


An interdisciplinary exploration of Darwin’s ideas and their impact on science and society. The course links the history of Darwin’s ideas with the key features of modern evolutionary biology.

The field of industrial ecology includes advanced tools and methods to assist practitioners seeking to redesign and realign industrial systems and activities to be more ecologically and socially sound.

This course is required for all incoming master of science students in GHP. It is intended as a broad survey of the main facts, issues, perspectives, methods, results, and conclusions in the areas of global population and health.

This is an advanced research seminar on selected topics in environmental and resource economics. Emphasizes theoretical models, quantitative empirical analysis, and public policy applications. Includes presentations by invited outside speakers.

Provides a survey, from the perspective of economics, of public policy issues associated with environmental protection and natural resources management.

Survey of foundations and applications of the modern theory of environmental and natural-resource economics. What are the basic models and what are they suggesting about policy? Externalities, public goods, common property, strategies for controlling pollution.

Introduces students to international history through the study of commodities ranging from oil, coal, and cotton to potatoes, rum, coffee, and sugar.

This seminar will use mapping as a methodological technique to examine social and environmental issues. Students will be expected to use mapping software to examine spatial data for a location and topic of their choice for their final paper.

An introduction to the history, organization, goals, and ideals of environmental protection in America.

Selected topics in environmental and resource economics. Emphasizes theoretical models, quantitative empirical analysis, and public policy applications. Includes invited outside speakers.

November 30, 2016
Williams Room, Spangler Bldg, HBS, Soldiers Field, Boston
Renowned real estate developer Jonathan Rose will lead an informal conversation about his new book at the Harvard Business School.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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November 17, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor, Cambridge
HUCE welcomes Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology and Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, who will discuss "Constraints on the Social Discount Rate Derived from Ethical Ambiguities and Uncertainty about Future Climate Change.”
Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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November 14, 2016
Starr Auditorium, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resource Project invites you for a conversation about promoting environmental justice and workers' rights, especially in underserved communities and with workers in often invisible positions. Panelists include Julia Liou, Planning and Development Director, Asian Health Services; Matthew Tejada, Director of the Office of Environmental Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency; Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center & Brazilian Policy Center; and Trip van Noppen, President, EarthJustice.
Monday, November 14, 2016 -
5:45pm to 7:00pm
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November 10, 2016
Room 210, Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy St.,Cambridge
The Joint Center for History and Economics hosts Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago, for a talk on "The Human Condition in the Anthropocene." Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Mahindra Humanities Center.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:15pm
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October 27, 2016
Belfer Case Study Room (CGIS-S020), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
The Center for History and Economics welcomes Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney, who will discuss "Climate and Capital: Barbara Ward, Margaret Mead, and the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment."
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:15pm
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October 20, 2016
Workshop: HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge Panel: Room 275, Taubman Bldg, 79 JFK St., HKS, Cambridge
Discover the cutting edge of research in behavioral science as applied to energy, environment, and climate solutions at a hands-on workshop and panel discussion.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:15pm
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October 19, 2016
Science Center Hall B, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
HUCE and National Geographic invite you to a special pre-release screening and discussion of the documentary film, Before the Flood. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:30pm
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October 18, 2016
Emerson Hall, Room 105, 25 Quincy St., Cambridge
"Looking Up: How Coalitions of Bottom-up Organizations are Driving Action for Sustainable Development" with Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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September 27, 2016
Northwest Building, Lecture Hall B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Sciences, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, presents, "Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder."
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
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November 28, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"The Promise and Peril of Human Rights Technology" with Jay D. Aronson (Carnegie Mellon).
Monday, November 28, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 24, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Scott Frickel, Brown University, will present "'Three Scientists Walk into a Barricade…' Expert mobilization in Two Boston-area Social Movements."
Monday, October 24, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 17, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Rachel Douglas-Jones (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) presents "Governance by Committee: Stem Cell Research Oversight and Deliberation in the USA."
Monday, October 17, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 26, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Phil Brown (Northeastern University) will discuss "Post-Belmont Research Ethics: Reporting Personal Exposure Data to Participants."
Monday, September 26, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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December 5, 2016
Rotunda Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
The Center for Health and the Global Environment hosts "The Well Tempered City: Climate Change, Health, Poverty and Our Urban Future" with Steve Curwood, Host, NPR’s Living on Earth; Jack Spengler, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment; Jonathan Rose, Author, The Well Tempered City; and the Student winner of Courtyard Design Contest.
Monday, December 5, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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September 14, 2016
Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Terry Tempest Williams will discuss her book "The Hour of Land: Our National Parks As Breathing Spaces," which honors the centennial of the National Park Service.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
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May 6, 2016
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 North Main St., Petersham
Ezra Markowitz, University of Massachusetts, will discuss "Leveraging psychological insights to promote conservation."
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 11:00am
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March 29, 2016
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Hall, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
The Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership and the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program host a panel of women who are at the forefront of climate change action and advocacy in the various communities they serve and represent.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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April 13, 2016
CGIS-S020, Belfer Case Study Room , 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
The Energy History Project hosts Surabhi Ranganathan, Kings College, University of Cambridge, who will discuss "Global Commons."
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
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March 4, 2016
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham
Rodger Krussman, Trust for Public Land, Julie Renaud Evans, Northern Forest Center, and Marcy Lyman, Community Forest Collaborative, will discuss "Community Forests: An old idea with new relevance."
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:00am
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February 25, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
Jay T. Cullen, University of Victoria, will discuss "Experiences in science and risk communication with the public about the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster."
Thursday, February 25, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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February 9, 2016
Geo Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University, Dept. of State's First U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean will discuss "The Public Choices You Make: From Engagement to Advocacy."
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
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March 3, 2016
Hunnewell Building, 125 Arbor Way, Boston
Marianne E. Krasny, Cornell University, will share narratives of the emerging grassroots environmental stewardship, arguing that humans’ innate love of nature and attachment to place compels them to restore nature and places that are threatened, destroyed, or lost.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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April 25, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Trevor Pinch (Cornell S&TS) presents "Stanley Milgram and the Sonic Imaginary."
Monday, April 25, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 18, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Arunabh Ghosh (Harvard, WCFIA) presents "No ‘Mean’ Solution: The Reformulation of Statistical Science in the Early People’s Republic of China."
Monday, April 18, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 4, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Alden Young (Drexel University) presents "Sudanese Economics: Between an Environmental and a Political Imagination."
Monday, April 4, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 28, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Yael Berda (Hebrew University) presents "The File and the Checkpoint: Managing Citizenship in Israel and India after Independence."
Monday, March 28, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 21, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Aziza Ahmed (Northeastern Law School) presents "Risk, Feminism, and AIDS."
Monday, March 21, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 7, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Shreeharsh Kelkar (MIT) presents "Platformizing Higher Education: Computer Science and the Making of MOOC Infrastructures."
Monday, March 7, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 29, 2016
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Behnam Taebi (Harvard, HKS Belfer Center) presents "Responsible Innovation and Public Values in the Dutch Shale Gas Controversy."
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 1, 2016
NEW LOCATION: Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor, Littauer Building, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Jill Lepore (Harvard, History) will present "The Past as Proof."
Monday, February 1, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 4, 2016
Hauser Hall, Room 101, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
The Water Law Study Group at HLS brings together faculty, students, practitioners and scholars interested in the complex issues of water sharing, governance, institutions, rights and law.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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February 4, 2016
100 F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
John Chung-En Liu, Kennedy School, will present, “Climate Nationalism: Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change in China.”
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
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January 29, 2016
Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
The Reischauer Institute Japan Forum and Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presents Brett L. Walker, Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University & Professor of History, Montana State University who will discuss, “Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan's Modern World."
Friday, January 29, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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March 25, 2016 to March 26, 2016
A conference exploring land and the food system: how land affects what we eat, who we are, and the environment we live in.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:30pm
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March 30, 2016
Room L-382, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Cuicui Chen and HUCE faculty associate Richard Zeckhauser, Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Kennedy School, will discuss “Collective Action in an Asymmetric World.”
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 -
4:15pm to 5:30pm
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March 2, 2016
Room L-382, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Anna Aizer, Brown University, and Janet Currie, Princeton University, will discuss “Children's Lead Levels and Black White Test Score Gaps."
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 -
4:15pm to 5:30pm
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February 24, 2016
Room L-382, 79 JFK St., Cambridge
Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Erin Mansur, Dartmouth, Nicholas Muller, Middlebury College, and Andrew Yates, University of North Carolina, will discuss “Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors."
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
4:15pm to 5:30pm
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December 12, 2015
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston
A rally on Boston Common
Saturday, December 12, 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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November 4, 2015
Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, "Climate Clubs: The Central Role of the Social Sciences in Climate Change Policy"
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
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September 25, 2015
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge
The Program in Global American Studies, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, presents talks from postdoctoral fellows Megan Black, Samantha Iyers, Justin Leroy, and Stuart Schrader.
Friday, September 25, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 23, 2015
Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Stu Marvel, Emory University, will discuss “The 'Nature' of Queer Families: Tracking the Socio-Technics of the Fertility Clinic.”
Monday, November 23, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 9, 2015
Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Joseph Rouse, Hedding Professor of Moral Science, Wesleyan University, will discuss “What is a Scientific Conception of the World?”
Monday, November 9, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 19, 2015
Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Myles Jackson, Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science; Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU, will discuss “The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS and Race.”
Monday, October 19, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 5, 2015
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
Join faculty from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a wide-ranging discussion examining four major global health threats that are challenging the lives and health of people in the US and globally.
Monday, October 5, 2015 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
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April 30, 2015
CGIS South Building, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
"Sustainability of the Amazon: Tradeoffs Between Environmental Change, Hydropower and River Alterations" with Mauricio E. Arias, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
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April 24, 2015
Weil Town Hall, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
François Gemmene, Sciences Po/Princeton, on "Anthropocene and Its Victims: How We Name Those Displaced by Environmental Changes"
Friday, April 24, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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April 28, 2015
Harvard University Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor, Cambridge
A workshop organized by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm
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April 25, 2015
MAC Quad, 39 Holyoke Street, Cambridge
Interested in how Harvard thinks green? Come check out the Environmental Action Committee's annual EARTH DAY FESTIVAL for locally sourced (free!) food, raffles, great bands, informational booths, and sustainable Harvard swag!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
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April 21, 2015
IOP, L166, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
A conversation between Divest Harvard campus organizers and the former President of the United Nations Foundation, Senator Tim Wirth
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
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April 15, 2015
Various Locations
A lunch discussion, film screening, and panel discussion sponsored by the Harvard Animal Studies Project
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
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April 17, 2015
Harvard Hall Room 104, 12 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Explore the social, political and existential dimensions of our movement
Friday, April 17, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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April 22, 2015
Harvard Law School, 1563-1585 Massachusetts Ave, HLS WCC Plaza, Cambridge
Join the Office for Sustainability, HLS Green Team staff, and Green Living Reps for a celebration of Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
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April 14, 2015
CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street
Join Prof. Cyprian Broodbank and noted Brown and Harvard specialists of archaeology, genetics, anthropology and history for a fascinating discussion of the emerging new vision of the origins of the ancient world, and its modern successors.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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April 8, 2015
Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus, McGuinn 121, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill
With climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a professor at Texas Tech University and a prominent advocate for action on climate in the Evangelical community. A brief response from Boston College theologian Stephen Pope.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:30pm
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April 10, 2015
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Hosted by the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Friday, April 10, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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April 2, 2015
Phillips Brooks House Association, Parlor Room
With William C. Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
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April 8, 2015
Boston College, McGuinn Hall 121, Chestnut Hill
Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor in the department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and director of the university’s Climate Science Center
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
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April 9, 2015
William James Hall, Room 105, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
Scientist and public health advocate Arlene Blum will join Office for Sustainability Director Heather Henriksen to speak with students and staff about the centerpiece of Harvard’s sustainability efforts — a science-based goal to curb emissions 30% by 2016 — as well as an emerging area of focus for Harvard, the health and well-being of the campus community.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:00pm
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April 6, 2015
Harvard Divinity School, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of Sociology and Religion and Environmental Studies, Drew Theological School.
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
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April 6, 2015
Longfellow Hall, Room 429, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
Tina Grotzer, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
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April 1, 2015
Science Center SC469, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine at University College London and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academia Europaea
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
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March 25, 2015
Science Center C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Back to the Future: Will we create enough new technology to sustain our society?" with Peter Thiel, Palantir Technologies; Thiel Foundation; Founders Fund; PayPal co-founder
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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March 26, 2015
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
In this Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study lecture, geologist David Montgomery, University of Washington, Seattle, explores the interface of science and religion through flood stories from cultures around the world
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:15pm
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March 2, 2015
Wasserstein Building (WCC), Room 2012, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
A film by Bob Nesson. Sponsored by the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School
Monday, March 2, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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February 25, 2015
54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (OCS Conference Room)
Considering a career related to environmental causes, energy, or sustainability? Get a jump-start on the job and internship search by coming to this session focused on ideas and strategies that will put you on the right track.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2015
Harvard Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street 1st Floor, Cambridge
The Symposium will feature 20 Harvard faculty members from 8 schools and a dozen departments giving 7 minute "speed presentations" on their current Food+ research
Friday, February 27, 2015 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
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February 10, 2015
HKS Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor, ​79 ​John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Coral Davenport, New York Times Energy​/​Environment Correspondent, Washington ​DC​, on "Controversy! Covering Climate & Energy from the Nation's Capital"
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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April 27, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Antoine Picon (Harvard, GSD), "Cities, Technologies and Political Imaginaries"
Monday, April 27, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 20, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Rajesh Veeraraghavan (UC Berkeley/Harvard Berkman Center), "The Politics of Openness: Technology, Corruption and Participation in Indian Public Employment"
Monday, April 20, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 13, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Emily Harrison (Harvard, History of Science), "Infant Science and Health Adventuring: Global Intervention around Infant Mortality"
Monday, April 13, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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April 6, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambrige
Anna M. Agathangelou (York University, Political Science), "Emerging Legal and Forensic BioConstitutional Order(s) in Post-Conflict Cyprus"
Monday, April 6, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 30, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Margo Boenig-Liptsin (Harvard, STS/History of Science), "A New Literacy for the Information Age: Children, Computers, and Citizenship"
Monday, March 30, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 23, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Dan Navon (Harvard, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow), "Mobilizing Mutations: New Kinds of People at the Intersection of Genetics and Patient Advocacy"
Monday, March 23, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 9, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Geert Somsen (Columbia/Maastricht, History), "'Science and World Order': Uses of Science in Plans for International Government, 1899-1950"
Monday, March 9, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 2, 2015
K262, the Bowie-Vernon Room, Knafel Building, CGIS, 1737 Cambridge Street
Steve Caton (Harvard, Anthropology), "Experts in Cruelty: Interrogation in Abu Ghraib and After"
Monday, March 2, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 23, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Michael Bennett (Northeastern Law School), "The Ascent of Science Fictional Futurity in Anglo-American Legal Thought"
Monday, February 23, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 9, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Arunabh Ghosh (Harvard, Weatherhead Center), "No 'Mean' Solution: The Reformulation of Statistical Science in the Early People's Republic of China"
Monday, February 9, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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February 4, 2015
Office of Career Services, Conference Room, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge
Come to this panel discussion to explore pathways into scientific careers beyond bench research. You'll hear from scientists who are using their scientific background in business, technology, and other fields.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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February 2, 2015
K262, the Bowie-Vernon Room, Knafel Building, CGIS, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Tom Özden-Schilling, MIT, HASTS on "Expertise in Exile: Indigenous GIS and the Precariousness of Professionalization"
Monday, February 2, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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January 21, 2015
MIT Kirsch Auditorium 32-123, Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
"One Man's Journey to Climate Activism: A Talk with Dr. Larry Linden"
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
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February 5, 2015
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology, Stanford University, on “American Public Opinion on Climate Change: Motivated Cognition?” Dustin Tingley, the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Dept. of Government, will moderate the discussion.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
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March 29, 2015
A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic and environmental justice and the food system. A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project as part of Food Better.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)
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March 30, 2015
A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic and environmental justice and the food system. A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project as part of Food Better.
Monday, March 30, 2015 (All day)
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March 28, 2015
A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic and environmental justice and the food system. A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project as part of Food Better.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)
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January 24, 2015
Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Want to spend an afternoon with peers and alumni committed to the public interest sector? Want to learn more about opportunities in public service, from politics to public interest law, education to environmentalism, and global health to government services? Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet over 100 inspiring alumni working in public interest fields and to explore postgraduate public service opportunities!
Saturday, January 24, 2015 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
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December 18, 2014
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge
In exploration and celebration of the issues explored in O.P.C., the A.R.T. welcomes you to a series of free events, including skillshares, post-show discussions, and an interactive lobby experience featuring artists from our community. Open to those that have purchased a ticket to any O.P.C performance.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
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December 11, 2014
Science Center 469, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
"The Short Life and Violent Death of the Space Shuttle Dream" with Matthew Hersch, Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
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December 9, 2014
Science Center 469, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
"Energy Technologies in Mind and Matter" with Christopher Jones, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
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December 3, 2014
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
A new Harvard A.R.T. comedy from Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, O.P.C. is an exploration of consumption and politics that asks, “How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?”
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
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November 20, 2014
Austin 111 (HLS), 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Sponsored by the Harvard Environmental Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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November 19, 2014
Land Hall (Belfer Bldg, 4th Flr), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
This film examines the link between severe weather events and resulting civil unrest and the implications on our national security. Introductory remarks by Harvard professor Dr. James J. McCarthy and discussants LT Katie Burkhart, US Navy Reserve & CAPT Michael A. Mullen, US Coast Guard
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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November 14, 2014
CGIS S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Panel presentations and a roundtable discussion presented by the Joint Center for History and Economics
Friday, November 14, 2014 -
1:00pm to 5:30pm
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November 19, 2014
51 Brattle St., 2nd floor, Cambridge
Join HEEC to discuss Sustainable innovations with SEM students and meet cleantech startups from the Boston Area
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
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November 14, 2014
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
The 2014 science symposium will focus on the important and challenging topic of navigation and way-finding. By bringing together experts in human cognitive neuroscience and neural computation, animal life science, anthropology and culture, space science, current and future technology, and emergency management, the Radcliffe Institute will conduct a broad, cross-disciplinary investigation about what it means to find our way.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:00am
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November 6, 2014
Harvard Global Health Institute, 104 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd floor, Cambridge
An Informal Conversation with William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
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November 7, 2014
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
"Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change" is an interfaith conference focused on addressing the issues and challenges of maintaining a sustainable planet. Focusing on ways to engage, this conference will respond to the overlapping moral issues of climate change, sustainability, social justice, and mindfulness through the lenses of many of the world's religious traditions.
Friday, November 7, 2014 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
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October 26, 2014
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
167 Harvard faculty have signed an Open Letter calling on the Corporation to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Join us to learn more, connect with colleagues, and grow our movement. Featuring discussants James Anderson, Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry; James Engell, Gurney Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature; Stephen Marglin, Barker Professor of Economics; Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Affiliated Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Director of Graduate Studies
Sunday, October 26, 2014 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 22, 2014
34 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA
"Global Environmental Threats: How a Medical Model May Help Us Understand Them"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
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November 6, 2014
Jefferson Hall, Room 250, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge
"Catastrophic Risks: The Downsides of Advancing Technology" with Martin Rees, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University; Astronomer Royal; President, Royal Society (2005-2010). With Panelists: Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History; George Daley, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School; Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Daniel Schrag, Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment. Moderated by: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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October 17, 2014
Building II, Room 426, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Evan Peet, Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population, "Environment and Human Capital: The Effects of Early-Life Pollution Exposure in the Philippines"
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
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October 16, 2014
Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
A panel discussion with: Sir Michael Leigh, Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund; Dr. Marina Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Middle East Program; Dr. Brenda Shaffer, Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)
Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
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October 6, 2014
MIT, E51-115 Wong Auditorium, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Jairam Ramesh, Former Indian Minister for Rural Development, Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
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October 2, 2014
Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
A South Asia Institute Book Talk with Luke Patey, Senior Researcher at the Dan­ish Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Studies; Discussants: Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School; Ahmad Al-Mahi, MPA candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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October 2, 2014
Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
A South Asia Institute Book Talk with Luke Patey, Senior Researcher at the Dan­ish Insti­tute for Inter­na­tional Studies; Discussants: Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School; Ahmad Al-Mahi, MPA candidate, Harvard Kennedy School
Thursday, October 2, 2014 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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October 16, 2014
Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Building, Room B-01, 24 Cummington Street
"Shooting Science" with Graham Chedd, Producer, Visiting Professor, The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University
Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 9, 2014
Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Building, Room B-01, 24 Cummington Street, Boston
"Heroes, Villains, and Nerds: How Science is Portrayed in the Media, and How Portrayals Have Changed" with James Shanahan, Associate Dean, College of Communication, Boston University
Thursday, October 9, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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September 30, 2014
BU Photonics Center, Floor 9, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston
A Mellon Sawyer Series Lecture by David Painter
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
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September 18, 2014
John Harvard’s, 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge
Are you interested in environmental sustainability? Are you looking to meet other members of Harvard community who share your interest? Do you want to get more involved with cross-school sustainability groups? Join us to learn more about CSSL.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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October 15, 2014
Tozzer Library Room 203, 21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
Dr. Fiona Marshall (Washington University), "Nutrient hotspots and the role of ancient herders in the creation of African savannas"
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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December 1, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Zara Mirmalek (Harvard, STS Fellow) on "Democracy and the Deep-Sea: Telepresence and Public Participation in Remote Environments"
Monday, December 1, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 24, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Canay Özden-Schilling (MIT, HASTS) on "Economics Inside the Grid: Smart Grids, Power Systems Engineering, and Emergent Markets"
Monday, November 24, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 17, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Heather Paxson (MIT, Anthropology) on "Regulating Microbial Ecologies: Policy and Practice in Artisanal Cheesemaking"
Monday, November 17, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 10, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Harvard, Center for Middle Eastern Studies) on "'I can feel the mafia but I can’t see it': An Anthropology of Forensic Knowledge"
Monday, November 10, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 6, 2014
TBD
Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 3, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Richard Rottenburg (University of Halle, Anthropology) on "Emerging “Global Health” Institutions in Africa: Technologies and Significations"
Monday, November 3, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 27, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Zoe Nyssa (Harvard, HUCE/STS Fellow) on "Ecologies of Paradox: A Typology of Scientific Surprise in the Anthropocene"
Monday, October 27, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 20, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Venkatesh Narayanamurti (Harvard, SEAS) on "Bridging the Basic-Applied Dichotomy and the Cycle of Discovery and Invention"
Monday, October 20, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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October 6, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Scott Podolsky, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, on "Antimicrobials and Public Health: From Serotherapy to Antibiotics (and Back)"
Monday, October 6, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 29, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Benjamin Morris (MIT, Catalyst Collaborative) on "Science/Fiction: Dramatic Arts as a Medium for Translating Science"
Monday, September 29, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 22, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Angie Boyce (Harvard, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow) on "Chicken, Egg, or Cook? Foodborne Salmonellosis and Distributed Responsibility"
Monday, September 22, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 15, 2014
**New Location** Pound Hall 200, Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
David Lazer (Northeastern, Political Science) on "Computational Social Science: The Use of 'Big Data' to Study Human Behavior"
Monday, September 15, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 8, 2014
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Aaron Mauck, Harvard, History of Science on "Social Molecules: Biomarkers and the New Data Imaginary in Social Science Research"
Monday, September 8, 2014 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 8, 2014
Haller Hall, enter at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Andrew Berry, Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University presents this Harvard Museum of Natural History event
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
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November 18, 2013
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington, "Securing the Islands of the Sea: Race, Radicalism, and the U.S. Empire Across the Pacific"
Monday, November 18, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 25, 2013
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Ed Baptist (Cornell University), “Towards a Theory of Slave Labor”
Monday, November 25, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 18, 2013
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Moon-Ho Jung (University of Washington)
Monday, November 18, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 13, 2013
CGIS-South, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Jennifer Burns (Stanford University), “On the Long History of Neoliberalism”
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 11, 2013
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Shaun Nichols (Harvard University), “Making Class Work: Migrant Labor, mobile Capital, and the Creating of an Industrial Regime in Massachusetts”
Monday, November 11, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 7, 2013
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Neil Maher (N. J. Institute of Technology and Rutgers/Newark), Excerpt of “Ground Control: How the Space Race Scrubbed the Revolution” (in progress)
Thursday, November 7, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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November 4, 2013
CGIS North/Knafel, Room K-354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Paul Kramer (Vanderbilt University)
Monday, November 4, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 28, 2013
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Suresh Naidu (Columbia University), “The Economics of Unfree Labor in the Nineteenth Century”
Monday, October 28, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 17, 2013
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Sarah Luria (College of the Holy Cross), Excerpt of “Block Stories: A Field Guide to Where You Live” (in progress)
Thursday, October 17, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 16, 2013
CGIS-South, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute, Geneva), “Beyond Relief in the Near East: The Near East Relief Humanitarian Practices and Visions during the 1920s”
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 4, 2013
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Albert Camarillo (Stanford University), “American Ethnic Studies: Reflections on a Generation of History”
Friday, October 4, 2013 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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October 3, 2013
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
“Where Do We Begin? Problems and Prospects in Pre-Columbian North American Environmental History.” Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Thursday, October 3, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 2, 2013
CGIS-South, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Jessica Gienow-Hecht (University of Cologne), "‘Saving Women and Children’: Gender and the Rhetoric of Humanitarian Intervention”
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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September 18, 2013
CGIS-South, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Serhii Plokhii (Harvard) and Mary Sarotte (USC), "The Collapse of Communism in Europe: New Perspectives"
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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December 4, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University, and Evan Herrnstadt, University of Michigan. “Weather, Salience of Climate Change, and Congressional Voting”
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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November 13, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Robert Barro, Harvard University. “Environmental Protection, Rare Disasters, and Discount Rates”
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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November 6, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Joseph Aldy and Marie Abele Bind, Harvard University. “Life Saving Information: Mortality Risk Reduction from Air Quality Index Forecasts”
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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October 23, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Hunt Allcott, New York University, and Dmitry Taubinsky, Harvard University. “The Lightbulb Paradox: Using Behavioral Economics for Policy Evaluation”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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October 16, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University, and Daniel Keniston, Yale University. “Creative Destruction from the Great Boston Fire of 1872: Barriers to Urban Growth Illuminated”
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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October 2, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Antonio Bento, Cornell University, Daniel Kaffine, University of Colorado, Kevin Roth, University of California, Irvine, and Matthew Aragoza Watkins, University of California, Berkeley. “The Effects of Regulation in the Presence of Multiple Unpriced Externalities.”
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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September 25, 2013
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Richard Sweeney, Harvard University. “The Impact of Environmental Regulation on U.S. Oil Refineries.”
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
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Science and Democracy: William D. Nordhaus

Wednesday, November 4 — "Climate Clubs: The Central Role of the Social Sciences in Climate Change Policy"
William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University

Climate Week: "Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change"

Friday, April 10 – "Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change"
Vincenzo Bolletino, Research Associate, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Gregg Greenough, Director of Research, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; and Ronak Patel, Director, Urbanization and Crises Program, Harvard Humanitarian Inititative

Climate Week: "The Role of Health and Climate in Campus Sustainability" with Arlene Blum and Heather Henriksen

Thursday, April 9 – "The Role of Health and Climate in Campus Sustainability"
Arlene Blum, Scientist and Public Health Advocate, and Heather Henriksen, Director, Office for Sustainability

Climate Week: "Changing the Religious Climate: The Role of Faith Groups in Climate Change Awareness and Action" with Laurel Kear

Monday, April 6 – "Changing the Religious Climate: The Role of Faith Groups in Climate Change Awareness and Action"
Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of Sociology and Religion and Environmental Studies, Drew Theological School

Climate Week: "Educating for Climate Change in K-12: Discussion and Sharing of Resources" with Tina Grotzer

Monday, April 6 — "Educating for Climate Change in K-12: Discussion and Sharing of Resources"
Tina Grotzer, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University

Science and Democracy

Monday March 23 – "Back to the Future: Will we create enough new technology to sustain our society?"
Peter Thiel, Palantir Technologies; Thiel Foundation; Founders Fund; PayPal co-founder

Harvard-Center for the Environment-John Krosnick

Thursday, February 5 – “American Public Opinion on Climate Change: Motivated Cognition?”
Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology, Stanford University

The President's Effort to Combat Climate Change without Congress: What is EPA Proposing to Do and Is It Legal?

October 8, 2014 – "The President's Effort to Combat Climate Change without Congress: What is EPA Proposing to Do and Is It Legal?"

China 2035 with Michael Spence

Tuesday, March 11"Challenges to the Sustainability of China's Evolving Growth Model"
Michael Spence, former Dean of FAS; Nobel Laureate in Economics; currently Professor of Economics at New York University

Harvard Panel Lecture

February 11, 2013 – "Climate Change and Social Action"
An HUCE panel discussion

Confronting Climate

December 3, 2010 "Confronting Climate"
The EPA @ 40: Protecting the Environment and Our Communities

From Science to Policy

December 3, 2010 "From Science to Policy"
The EPA @ 40: Protecting the Environment and Our Communities

Global Problems, Local Solutions

December 3, 2010 "Global Problems, Local Solutions"
The EPA @ 40: Protecting the Environment and Our Communities

Keynote Address

December 3, 2010Keynote Address
Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator

A Legacy of Environmental Protection

December 3, 2010 "A Legacy of Environmental Protection"
The EPA @ 40: Protecting the Environment and Our Communities

Sunil Sinha, CEO of Tata Quality Management Services, Tata Group

October 25, 2010 "The Innovation Equation at Tata"
Sunil Sinha, CEO, Tata Quality Management Services, Tata Group

Future of Energy - Kristina Johnson

March 13, 2010  "Building a Green Energy Economy through Accelerated Innovation"
Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Green Conversations with Peter Lehner

November 2, 2009  "Climate Change: Getting from Science to Law"
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Paul Ehrlich

March 18, 2009 "The Population Bomb: Where We Stand Now"
Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University

Carol Dumaine

November 3, 2008 "Strategic Intelligence in an Age of Nonlinear Risks and Opportunities: The Challenge of Energy and Environmental Security"
Carol Dumaine, Deputy Director for Energy and Environmental Security, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy

Lester Brown

February 22, 2008 "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
Lester Brown, President and Founder, The Earth Policy Institute

The objective of the Center is to encourage fundamental research in history, economics, and related disciplines. It also encourages the participation of historians and economists in addressing issues of public importance. In conjunction with its counterpart Centre at King's College, Cambridge, the Harvard Center undertakes research projects and organizes workshops, seminars, and exchanges of faculty and graduate students.

The Center focuses on several broad policy areas, most notably: public management, innovation, finance, and labor-management relations; urban development, transportation, land use, and environmental protection; education; civic engagement and social capital; and the impacts of information technologies on both government and governance.

Through integrated, cross-disciplinary initiatives in research, teaching, training, and public outreach the Program seeks to develop foundational, policy-relevant insights into the nature of science and technology, and the ways in which they both influence and are influenced by society, politics, and culture. 

The Office for Sustainability at Harvard connects people across the University with information, tools, and inspiration for the challenge at hand: making Harvard sustainable for the long term.

The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic is offering students even more opportunities to do a wide variety of hands-on, environmental legal and policy work. Under the leadership of Director and Clinical Professor Wendy Jacobs, the Clinic has expanded to offer local, national and international projects covering a broad range of environmental issues.

The mission of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government is to advance the state of knowledge and policy analysis concerning some of society’s most challenging problems at the interface of the public and private sectors.

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

  • advancing scientific understanding of human-environment systems;
  • improving linkages between research and policy communities; and
  • building capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability.

The Center for International Development (CID) works to generate shared and sustainable prosperity in developing economies. The CID actively creates, applies and integrates knowledge from across Harvard University to advance understanding of development challenges and solutions.

In the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education program, industry and academia’s foremost leaders join with accomplished design and real estate professionals from around the world. In this setting, complex challenges are addressed and innovative solutions are created. In our dynamic learning environment, participants emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away.

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program develops innovative answers to today's complex environmental issues, by providing a venue to bring together faculty and graduate students from across the University engaged in research, teaching, and outreach in environmental and natural resource economics and related public policy.

The China Project is a research program focused on China’s atmospheric environment, collaborating across the schools of Harvard University and with Chinese universities. It conducts interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed studies on air pollution and greenhouse gases in China, from the root causes in the demand for and supply of energy powering its economy, to the chemistry and transport of pollutants in the atmosphere, to their impacts on human health and the economy.

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