“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Wei Peng is a former Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Environment and Natural Resources Program. Wei researches integrating air quality, water, and climate concerns into the energy strategy in the developing world. At the Belfer Center, her research focuses on facilitating China's carbon mitigation efforts by domestic air pollution concerns.
She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Peking University, China. She was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar.Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018, 4:51pm