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Meenakshi Dewan, 20, brings something very special to her home in Orissa, India: electricity. She is one of four women in her village trained in solar power engineering.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Energy Transition in India—Towards Climate Change Mitigation

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019 | 10:15am - 12:00pm

Rubenstein Building - Room 414 A/B

Speakers: 

  • Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
  • Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi; India
  • Prof. Johannes Urpelainen, Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Ranjit Bharvirkar, Principal and India Program Director, Regulatory Assistance Project, Vermont

Moderated by Professor John P. Holdren,  Co-Director,  Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

The seminar will begin with an introduction of the Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program and its focus on India's energy decarbonization and then each speaker will present for 15 minutes. This will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session moderated by Prof. John P. Holdren.

Coffee & Tea will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Energy Policy Research

Seminar - Open to the Public

Governing AI — How Do We Do It?

Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Speaker: Mr. Tommy Ahlers, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Kingdom of Denmark

Moderators: Professor John P. Holdren, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and Professor Daniel Schrag, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Please join us for an open discussion over breakfast on the usage and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the legislative challenges that usage of such new technology entails. The minister will present the challenges that he is wrestling with in this field and afterwards open up the floor for discussion.

Please RSVP to patricia_mclaughlin@hks.harvard.edu by 4 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Lessons from Iceland: A Nation Striving to Punch Above Its Weight in a Globalized World

Fri., Jan. 26, 2018 | 4:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A public address by His Excellency Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland. Moderated by John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor and Director of the White Office of Science and Technology Policy (January 2009 – January 2017); Co-Director, Belfer Center's Science, Technology and Public Policy Program.

Sisimiut, Greenland

Greenland Travel

Seminar - Open to the Public

Climate Change and the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon., Sep. 25, 2017 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

***Video now available***

Join the Arctic Initiative for a conversation with Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary for Greenland and John P. Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor and Co-Director of STPP, on the tension between development and environmental protection in the Arctic, with a focus on indigenous people.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Creative Commons

Seminar - Open to the Public

Good Science for Good Politics: Scientific Advice in and Policy-making in the European Union

Wed., Apr. 19, 2017 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Science Center

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and former Secretary of State to Portugal, will present a lecture followed by comments by John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama, Rush Holt, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former member of the US House of Representatives, and Venky Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Science and Technology Policy Challenges and Opportunities for the Obama Administration

Sun., Oct. 11, 2009 | 9:30am - 1:00pm

Science Center - A

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1947th Stated Meeting and Harvey Brooks Lecture

Keynote Address "Science and Technology Policy Challenges and Opportunities for the Obama Administration"
John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Panel on "The Future of Energy"
Moderator:
Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science

Panelists:
Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, United States Department of Energy

Paul Joskow, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

John W. Rowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation

John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Click here to RSVP.