4 Events

Fran Ulmer

Harvard Alumni Association

Seminar - Open to the Public

Global Implications of the Rapidly Changing Arctic

Tue., Oct. 17, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Room 130

Join the Arctic Initiative for a conversation with Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent agency that advises the federal government on domestic and international Arctic research. Fran will discuss how a rapidly warming Arctic impacts environmental, economic, and climate systems on a global scale.Open to the public. Refreshments served.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Global Sustainable Bioenergy - watch the video

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bell Hall

*Video available*

Across energy, agricultural and forestry landscapes, the production of biomass for energy has emerged as a controversial driver of land use change and climate mitigation. The panel will discuss the myths and realities of the bioenergy expansion and new policy strategies to promote bioenergy in the context of the sustainable development goals.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline, northern Brooks Range, Alaska. Rocks in the background produce oil on the North Slope.

U.S. Geological Survey

Special Series - Open to the Public

Rational Middle Energy Series: Finding Energy's Rational Middle

Thu., Feb. 16, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5

The Rational Middle Energy Series is a series of short films created by Gregory Kallenberg and the team that produced the acclaimed documentary, “Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for An Energy Future.” Through their travels with “Haynesville,” Gregory Kallenberg and his team saw that there was a need and desire for a balanced discussion about today’s energy issues. This desire culminated in the Rational Middle Energy Series. Rational Middle films “The Great Transition” and “The Methane Question” will be shown, followed by a panel discussion.