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Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Case for Investing in Climate-Change Resilience: Insights from Science, Engineering, and Economics

| Sep. 18, 2017

Professor John P. Holdren gave the keynote lecture opening a two-day international congress at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, which was organized by the University’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment on the topic of "Building Resilience to Climate Change." 

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

The Perversity of the Climate Science Kangaroo Court

| July 25, 2017

"Precisely because climate science has policy implications that appear to challenge the status quo in global energy supply, moreover, the degree of professional skeptical scrutiny to which key climate-science findings have been subjected has far exceeded even the already pervasive and rigorous norm."

John P. Holdren


Magazine Article - Science

Former Obama Science Adviser John Holdren on the White House Science Office and Trump's Science Policy

  • Jeffrey Mervis
| July 12, 2017

Participants at the COP22 climate conference stage a public show of support for climate negotiations and Paris agreement


Analysis & Opinions - Woods Hole Research Center

Paris Withdrawal Would Be Closer To 'America Last' Than 'America First'

| May 31, 2017

The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) posted statements by WHRC President Dr. Philip Duffy and WHRC Senior Advisor Dr. John P. Holdren, who is also co-directs the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, on the consequences of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Nye Lauded for Cybersecurity Leadership

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Harvard Kennedy School Dean Joseph S. Nye was honored  by the Center’s Cyber Security Project in April for his leadership and contributions to cybersecurity through the Belfer Center’s cybersecurity initiatives. Nye has announced his retirement at the end of the semester.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

International Council Debates Critical Global Issues

A lively discussion of “Russiagate” at the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday, May 2, launched the 2017 annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council . 

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, left, meet at an hotel in Vienna, July 9, 2015


Analysis & Opinions - Scientific American

How International Cooperation in Research Advances Both Science and Diplomacy

| Apr. 27, 2017

"The partial budget blueprint released by the White House recently will put U.S. leadership in science and technology at serious risk if Congress goes along. In addition to the obvious damage that would result from the proposed $5.8 billion cut at NIH, the $2 billion cut in applied energy R&D, the $900 million cut in DOE’s Office of Science, the abolition of ARPA-E, and the research cuts at NOAA and EPA, a less immediately obvious potential casualty would be U.S. scientific cooperation with a wide variety of other countries on a wide variety of topics."

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Advancing a More Secure and Sustainable World

In a time of intense political change, one thing is constant: the Belfer Center’s continuing commitment to providing independent, policy-relevant knowledge at the nexus of science, technology, and international security. The Center had alumni in senior posts during the Obama administration and has alumni serving the nation now during the Trump administration. 

Science March Washington D.C.


Analysis & Opinions - The Guardian

Science's Role in Society is Threatened. Protest is the Right Response

| Apr. 22, 2017

"In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of influential politicians reject well-established science on climate change, evolution, vaccines, gun violence. The value of government investments in research (particularly basic research) is being called into question — as is whether leaders of government need advice from scientists at all. These attitudes have been most evident in the first 100 days of the Trump administration."