6 Events

John Deutch

MIT Department of Chemistry

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: John Deutch on "Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model"

Mon., Mar. 2, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

Join us to hear from John Deutch, Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT's Department of Chemistry, and former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (1995-1996). Professor Deutch will discuss "Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model."

It is very unlikely that climate damages can be reduced to an acceptable level by the end of the century relying only on emissions reduction. A conceptual model is presented that includes four climate change control strategies: emissions reduction, carbon dioxide (CO2) removal from the atmosphere, adaptation to climate change, and geoengineering to optimally reduce climate damage subject to a control budget constraint.

As always, this event is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

To view the full semester schedule for the Energy Policy Seminar Series, click here.


Director Series - Open to the Public

DOE Task Force Report on the Future of Nuclear Energy - A Belfer Center Director's Lunch with John Deutch

Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with John Deutch, Emeritus Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Belfer Center Board and International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. 


JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Making Progress on Energy: A Public Address by John Deutch

Mon., May 3, 2010 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

John Deutch will explain why United States energy policy has failed over the last forty years to put the country on a path toward greater energy efficiency, less imports, less risk of climate change, and more rapid innovation. He recommends changes to the policy making process. Without such changes future progress on energy policy is highly doubtful.