The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Harvard University and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Environmental scientist David Keith works at the intersection of climate science, energy technology, and public power. He studies our climate, and the many ideas we've come up with to fix it. Areas of study include the capture and storage of CO2, the economics and climatic impacts of large-scale wind power, and the use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel. In collaboration with Jim Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at SEAS, Keith has started a Harvard-based project to develop in situ experiments to test the risk and efficacy of aerosols in the stratosphere. An original thinker, Keith challenges us to look at climate solutions that may seem daring, sometimes even shocking.

"This [climate change] problem is absolutely soluble; and even soluble in a way that's reasonably cheap—cheap meaning the cost of the military, not the cost of medical care." [David Keith, TED Speech]

David took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won MIT's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was listed as one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment in 2009. A co-holder of three patents, he divides his time between Boston and Calgary where he serves as President of Carbon Engineering, a start-up company developing industrial scale technologies for capture of CO2 from ambient air.

David received his BS from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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