9 Events

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold

Seminar - Open to the Public

“Solutions Journalism: Expanding the Climate Change Narrative, from the Arctic to Australia”

Thu., Feb. 13, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

Rubenstein Building - Room 306

Elizabeth Arnold, Chair and Professor of Journalism, University of Alaska, and former NPR national correspondent, will address new ways to improve climate change coverage. The national media continue to sound the alarm about climate change, but the gloom and doom narrative may fail to engage the public in a meaningful way.  A former fellow at the Shorenstein Center, Arnold documented a pattern of reporting that conveys a catastrophic vision with little in the way of how individuals, communities and governments are responding. After a decade of reporting from some of the most remote areas of the Arctic, Arnold advocates a solutions-focused approach to more effectively communicating climate change around the world.

The seminar will be moderated by Cristine Russell, ENRP Senior Fellow & HKS Adjunct Lecturer. It is sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment & Natural Resources Program (ENRP), Arctic Initiative & SEE PIC: the HKS student interest group for Sustainability, Energy & Environment.

Please submit RSVPs via the link below.

Refreshments will be served.

2018 Arctic Innovator, Reine Rambert, pitches at the Arctic Innovation Lab

Belfer Center/Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Four Ideas for a Changing Arctic — Pitches from the 2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovators

Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Each year the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative sends a delegation of students to attend the world’s largest Arctic gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly. This year, after a competitive application process, four students were selected to represent Harvard at the Arctic Innovation Lab. Come and hear their presentations before they leave for Iceland to pitch their ideas for a changing Arctic. 

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to brittany_janis@hks.harvard.edu by October 2 to secure your seat.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The State of Public Health: A Conversation with Atul Gawande

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

Harvard Kennedy School - 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

Harvard Kennedy School

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

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

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.