7 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

The State of Public Health: A Conversation with Atul Gawande

Wed., Mar. 7, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande discusses the state of public health with Belfer Center Senior Fellow and freelance journalist Cristine Russell and Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy David T. Ellwood. 

The event will be held in the JFK Jr. Forum from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public, but please note that floor seats will be reserved for Harvard ID holders. All seating is available on a first-arrive basis. Doors will close when capacity is reached

Seminar - Open to the Public

From Polar Bears to People: Getting the Arctic Climate Change Story Right

Tue., Feb. 27, 2018 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Location: Wexner building, Room 332

Join the Arctic Initiative and the Environment and Natural Resources Program for a seminar with journalist Elizabeth Arnold, former NPR Correspondent and current Shorenstein Center Fellow, and Alice Rogoff, publisher of ArcticToday.  Introduction by Arctic Initiative Co-Founder Halla Hrund Logadóttir & moderated by ENRP Senior Fellow Cristine Russell. The event is held in conjunction with Prof. Russell's class, IGA451M: "Controversies in Climate, Energy & the Media.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Techno-Optimism or Pessimism? "Fixing" the Planet's Climate Problems

Wed., Mar. 31, 2010 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Bell Hall - Belfer Building, 5th Floor

Speakers:Bryan Walsh, environment reporter for Time Magazine; Jeff Goodell, author of "How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate"

Last in a spring seminar series on "Climate Change & the Media," sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy.

This seminar will focus on the role of the media in communicating about new clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as controversial proposals, such as geoengineering, to 'fix' the climate change problem through technology.  The seminar will look at ways to improve the public dialogue over climate change and technology.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Public Divide over Climate Change: Science, Skeptics and the Media

Thu., Feb. 4, 2010 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye B, 5th Floor

Join us for our new spring seminar series on "Climate Change & the Media," sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy

Speakers: Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times "Dot Earth" blogger; Matthew Nisbet, American University School of Communication assistant professor; Discussant, Professor Thomas E. Patterson, HKS Shorenstein Center.