18 Events

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

John F. Kennedy School of Government - 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

John F. Kennedy School of Government - 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.

European Union flag

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.


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"
Richard Meserve, President, Carnegie Institution for Science

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

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Director Series - Open to the Public

Energy and the Environment in the State of the Union

Thu., Feb. 1, 2007 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Directors? Lunch with John Holdren and Robert Stavins, on Thursday, February 1st in the Belfer Library (L369). The speakers will discuss the President?s recent energy and environmental initiatives announced in his State of the Union address.