Events

Fri, September 18
8:00 pm
Zoom

Harvard Circular Economy Information Session II

Interested in the circular economy and passionate about sustainability? Come join an interdisciplinary group of students across the Harvard Kennedy, Business, Engineering, and Design Schools in organizing a series of virtual conference sessions that rethinks how to make circularity both competitive and sustainable.September 18, 2020
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Mon, September 21
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Webinar

Thinking Through Soil: Case Study from the Mezquital Valley

The Harvard Graduate School of Design welcomes Seth Denizen, a researcher and design practitioner trained in landscape architecture and human geography, who will give a talk as part of the Kiley Fellow Lecture Series.September 21, 2020
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Mon, September 21
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Peter Green, NREL, will present "Transitioning to a Low Carbon and Resilient Energy System of the Future: Key Challenges and Opportunities."September 21, 2020
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Mon, September 21
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Online

Japan and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria): The Road Ahead

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations hosts Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Former Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Guarantee Agency (MIGA), as part of the Special Series on Japanese Economic Statecraft.September 21, 2020
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Mon, September 21
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Janet A. Vertesi, Sociology, Princeton, will present "Shaping Science: Organizations, Cultures, and Decision-Making on NASA's Teams."September 21, 2020
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Mon, September 21
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic Workshop

This workshop, during Climate Week, will explore the attitudes and motivations that prevent people from supporting actions to decarbonize and identify strategies, including effective communication, to use when engaging climate skepticism.September 21, 2020
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Mon, September 21
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Zoom

Building a Just and Climate-Ready Economy in a Post-COVID World

Daniel P. Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Harvard FAS, will address the science and forecasting of climate change and Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, HBS, will discuss the business case for building a just and climate-ready economy. September 21, 2020
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Tue, September 22
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom

Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Education and Outreach in the Harvard Forest LTER Program Sessions will highlight how graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, undergraduates, and K-12 teachers and students benefit from and contribute to the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.September 22, 2020
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Wed, September 23
1:00 pm
Zoom

Climate, Biodiversity, Pandemics, and Justice: Converging Reasons for Alarm?

Join the Harvard Alumni Association in conversation with Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design; Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Planetary Health Alliance; and Caro Park, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. September 23, 2020
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Wed, September 23
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Danae Hernandez-Cortes and Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California's Carbon Market."September 23, 2020
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Fri, September 25
10:00 am to 1:15 pm
Online

Climate Adaptation Forum

Join the Climate Adaptation Forum and their panel of national leaders to explore climate change communication and framing efforts across the political spectrum.September 25, 2020
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Fri, September 25
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom

Arctic Permafrost Thaw: Science & Policy

This session focuses on a warming-driven phenomenon—the rapid thawing of Arctic permafrost—that is contributing simultaneously to the most vexing of Arctic warming’s impacts both in the region and around the world, and will target experts and non-experts who are interested in understanding the science and policy issues at the heart of this widely underestimated facet of the global climate-change challenge.September 25, 2020
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Mon, September 28
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale University, will discuss "Climate Change and the American Mind."September 28, 2020
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Mon, September 28
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Whitney E. Laemmli, History, Carnegie Mellon, will present "'Alien Gesticulations': Movement Science in Germany, 1928-1936."September 28, 2020
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Thu, October 01
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

Richard Forman, Harvard GSD, will present "Values of Large-versus-Small Urban Greenspaces, and Their Arrangement."October 1, 2020
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Thu, October 01
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom

The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

Join M-RCBG for a Regulatory Policy Program seminar featuring Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, HLS.October 1, 2020
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Mon, October 05
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Ted Nordhaus, The Breakthrough Institute, will present "In Defense of Muddling: Why Climate Advocates Should Take Their Victories Where They Can Find Them."October 5, 2020
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Mon, October 05
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
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STS Circle at Harvard

Andre Uhl, Visual Studies, Harvard FAS, will present "Shifting Baselines—Artificial Intelligence and the Ethical Singularity."October 5, 2020
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Wed, October 07
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

David Popp, Syracuse University; Francesco Vona, SciencesPo; Giovanni Marin, Universita di Urbino Carlo Bo; and Ziqiao Chen, Syracuse University will give a talk on “The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”October 7, 2020
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Thu, October 08
2:00 pm
Online

Animal Welfare in Climate Change

Learn how animals are impacted across continents and within oceans and how species will be impacted by climate change in a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Stephenson, Marine Conservation Action Fund, NEAQ with speakers Shannon Walajtys, IFAW; Jason Donofrio, The Ocean Foundation; and Nikhil Advani, World Wildlife Fund.October 8, 2020
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Thu, October 15
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

Diane Beckles, Plant Sciences, University of California - Davis, will present "Starch-to-Sugar and Back Again: A Critical Role for Starch Metabolism in Plant Growth, Development and Abiotic Stress Response."October 15, 2020
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Mon, October 19
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

"Solar Climate Intervention: The Case for Research and Options for Assessment and Decision-Making" with Dan Bodansky, Arizona State University. October 19, 2020
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Mon, October 19
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Noah Walker-Crawford, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, will give a talk on "The Politics of Personhood in Climate Change Litigation."October 19, 2020
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Wed, October 21
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Antonio Bento and Noah S. Miller, University of Southern California; Mehreen Mookerjee, Zayed University; and Edson R. Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University will present “A Unifying Approach to Measuring Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation.”October 21, 2020
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Thu, October 22
12:00 pm
Zoom

Regulatory Policy Program Webinar

Join M-RCBG for a Regulatory Policy Program seminar featuring Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; and former Chair and Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as they discuss "Challenges to Successful Decarbonization in the US and Strategies to Overcome Them." October 22, 2020
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Mon, October 26
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Spencer Dale, BP, will present "What Do (and Don’t) We Know About the Global Energy System in Net Zero?".October 26, 2020
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Mon, October 26
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
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STS Circle at Harvard

Meg Perret, History of Science, Harvard FAS, will present "Climate Change Creates Female Super-Race": Male Extinction, Endangered Turtles & Coral Reef Collapse."October 26, 2020
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Thu, October 29
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

Laura Leites, Ecosystem Science & Management, Pennsylvania State University, will give a talk. October 29, 2020
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Mon, November 02
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

"Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster" with John Holdren, HKS. November 2, 2020
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Mon, November 02
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford, will present "Will COVID-19 Recovery Packages Accelerate or Retard Progress on Climate Change?". November 2, 2020
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Mon, November 02
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Ben Hurlbut, Center for Biology and Society, ASU, will present "Can't Stop Progress: Inevitability as Authorization in the Politics of Genome Editing."November 2, 2020
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Wed, November 04
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Winds of Change: Technical Progress and Learning in Wind Power" with Thom Covert, University of Chicago and Richard Sweeney, Boston College. November 4, 2020
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Mon, November 09
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
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STS Circle at Harvard

Noelle Eckley Selin, MIT, and Henrik Selin, Boston University, will present "Mercury Stories: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Analyzing Sustainability Challenges."November 9, 2020
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Thu, November 12
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

TBDNovember 12, 2020
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Mon, November 16
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

Natural Resources as Geologic Necropolitics

The Harvard Graduate School of Design presents a lecture by Kathryn Yusoff, Professor of Inhuman Geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.November 16, 2020
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Mon, November 16
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Brenda Mallory, Southern Environmental Law Center, will discuss "Clean Energy Priorities in the Southeast."November 16, 2020
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Mon, November 16
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

JoAnne Yates, MIT, and Craig Murphy, Wellesley, will give a talk on "The Evolving Interface between Voluntary Standards and Government Regulation in the US and Europe."November 16, 2020
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Wed, November 18
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Stephie Fried, Arizona State University; Kevin Novan, University of California, Davis; and William Peterman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors will present “The Macro Effects of Climate Policy Uncertainty.”November 18, 2020
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Mon, November 23
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Suzi Kerr, Environmental Defense Fund, will present "Climate Teams: Generating Large-Scale Supply of High-Integrity International Units."November 23, 2020
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Mon, November 23
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Daniel Hirschman, Sociology, Brown, will present "The Costs of Climate Change."November 23, 2020
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Mon, November 30
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Zoom

Energy Policy Seminar

Daniel Stuart, HKS, will present "Designing the Next Generation of Federal Clean Energy Tax Credits."November 30, 2020
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Mon, November 30
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

STS Circle at Harvard

Jayita Sarkar, Diplomatic History, Boston University, will give a talk on "Ploughshares and Swords: Technopolitics and Geopolitics in India's Nuclear Program."November 30, 2020
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Wed, December 02
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Zoom

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Sarah Armitage, Harvard GSAS, will give a talk on “Technology Adoption and the Timing of Environmental Policy: Evidence from Efficient Lighting.”December 2, 2020
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Thu, December 03
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

Ashley Keiser, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst, will discuss "The Hidden Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Leaf Litter Decomposition in Temperate Forests."December 3, 2020
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Thu, December 17
11:00 am
Zoom

Harvard Forest Seminar

Nancy Johnson, School of Earth & Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, will present "When Mycorrhizal Microbiomes Can and Cannot Influence Plant Fitness."December 17, 2020
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