27 Events

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group Attendees

Bennett Craig

Special Series - Open to the Public

Standard Setting and CHIPS Legislation Implementation

Wed., Apr. 12, 2023 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

EVENT SUMMARY

Technical standards are a critical part of the global technology ecosystem because they facilitate trade, can give first movers a competitive advantage, and can generate significant revenue for companies with patents deemed “standards essential.” Recognizing the strategic importance of standards, China has increasingly grown its presence in standards meetings, and reports have documented instances of attempted standards voting manipulation by Chinese actors. This event will feature three guest speakers and focus on how the U.S. can leverage the momentum generated by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act to support robust US industry participation and leadership in an inclusive, open, fair and robust global standards ecosystem.

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Mary Saunders, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Andrew Updegrove, Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  • Naomi Wilson, Vice President of Policy, Asia, Information Technology Industry Council

The event will be co-hosted by Frank Doyle, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean, and John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Research Professor of Environmental Policy.

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group Attendees

Bennett Craig

Special Series - Open to the Public

Leveraging America’s Potential - Workforce Development for the Semiconductor Industry

Wed., Mar. 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

EVENT SUMMARY

This event will focus on the workforce challenges for the microelectronics industry in the U.S. as the industry rapidly expands due to investments made by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. It is estimated that over the next few years an additional 70,000 to 90,000 fab workers will be needed within new CHIPS-funded facilities. This workforce gap is substantial and demands a large-scale investment in workforce development. 

This event will feature five guest speakers who will discuss the critical role of community colleges in addressing this challenge, designing workforce development initiatives focused on underrepresented minorities and rural communities, and lessons learned in the political process of creating and passing the workforce provisions in the CHIPS and Science Act.

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Bo Machayo, Director of U.S. Government and Public Affairs, Micron Technology
  • Anastasia Urtz, Provost and Senior Vice President, Onondaga Community College 
  • Jared Ashcroft, PI of Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC); Professor at Pasadena City College
  • Hon. John Katko, Senior Advisor, HillEast Group
  • Sujai Shivakumar, Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS

The event will be co-hosted by Frank Doyle, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean, and John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Research Professor of Environmental Policy.

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group Attendees

Bennett Craig

Special Series - Open to the Public

Advancing Strategic Translational Science at the Newly Authorized NSF TIP Directorate.

Wed., Feb. 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

EVENT SUMMARY

This event is about NSF's Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate, newly authorized through the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act.  One of the key issues the TIP Directorate is tasked with addressing is advancing the speed with which we move critical technology investments from lab to market. The event will feature four guest speakers who will shed light on the development of the TIP Directorate, strategic competition with China, and key lessons and suggestions for the TIP Directorate from other government initiatives, the private sector, and academia. 

GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, NSF
  • Stacey Dixon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Edlyn Levine, Chief Science Officer, America’s Frontier Fund
  • Steven Currall, Visiting scholar, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University; Former President, University of South Florida

The event will be co-hosted by Frank Doyle, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean, and John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Research Professor of Environmental Policy.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Polar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures

Thu., Jan. 26, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Once considered "flyover country at the edge of the world," the Arctic, the Antarctic, and their associated marine environments are emerging as regions for exploration, exploitation, and extraction - as well as active arenas for geopolitical competition between polar and near-polar states. How that competition plays out will have serious ramifications for environmental, political, economic, and human security and stability around the globe. 

Please join the Arctic Initiative for a book talk featuring Douglas Causey, Arctic Initiative Associate and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Christian Leuprecht, Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. Drawing from their new book, Polar Cousins: Comparing Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures, co-editors Causey and Leuprecht will  discuss the impacts of geopolitics and climate change on national and international security interests in both polar regions, as well as the lessons learned from the Arctic experience for addressing challenges relating to governance, environmental protection, and maritime operations in the Antarctic.

Arctic Initiative Co-Director John P. Holdren will moderate. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders; no RSVP required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

Cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155-turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kansas.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Conference - Open to the Public

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security. 

Headlined by John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the conference will directly follow the April 22/23 Earth Day Leaders Climate Summit, and will emphasize the critical need for international cooperation and global leadership to collectively address the security threats posed by the climate crisis. We will convene senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate productive dialogue and innovative solutions for combating the climate crisis. The four panels will examine climate change from a security perspective, discuss the role of the intelligence community in monitoring and mitigating the threats posed by climate change, explore new ways of thinking about international intelligence cooperation, and examine the role and contributions of the private sector.

This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend.  Advanced registration is required. Please register individually for each session. 

John Holdren

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: John Holdren on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster"

Mon., Nov. 2, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at HKS. Professor Holdren will speak on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    ARCTIC PERMAFROST THAW: SCIENCE & POLICY

    Fri., Sep. 25, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Online

    A Climate Week Event co-organized by the Woodwell Climate Research Center and the Arctic Initiative

    This session focuses on a warming-driven phenomenon—the rapid thawing of Arctic permafrost—that is contributing simultaneously to the most vexing of Arctic warming’s impacts both in the region and around the world. This session will target experts and non-experts who are interested in understanding the science and policy issues at the heart of this widely underestimated facet of the global climate-change challenge.

    Register here.

    Meenakshi Dewan, 20, brings something very special to her home in Orissa, India: electricity. She is one of four women in her village trained in solar power engineering.

    © Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures/DFID

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Energy Transition in India—Towards Climate Change Mitigation

    Tue., Feb. 19, 2019 | 10:15am - 12:00pm

    Rubenstein Building - Room 414 A/B

    Speakers: 

    • Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
    • Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi; India
    • Prof. Johannes Urpelainen, Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
    • Mr. Ranjit Bharvirkar, Principal and India Program Director, Regulatory Assistance Project, Vermont

    Moderated by Professor John P. Holdren,  Co-Director,  Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

    The seminar will begin with an introduction of the Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program and its focus on India's energy decarbonization and then each speaker will present for 15 minutes. This will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session moderated by Prof. John P. Holdren.

    Coffee & Tea will be provided.

    Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Energy Policy Research

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Governing AI — How Do We Do It?

    Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    Speaker: Mr. Tommy Ahlers, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Kingdom of Denmark

    Moderators: Professor John P. Holdren, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and Professor Daniel Schrag, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

    Please join us for an open discussion over breakfast on the usage and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the legislative challenges that usage of such new technology entails. The minister will present the challenges that he is wrestling with in this field and afterwards open up the floor for discussion.

    Please RSVP to patricia_mclaughlin@hks.harvard.edu by 4 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

    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

    Harvard Kennedy School - 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.