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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Automakers Must Double Investment to Meet Biden’s Proposed Electric Vehicle Targets, Says New Study

| Dec. 19, 2023

The Biden Administration and automotive industry have announced ambitious targets for the number of electric vehicles they hope to deploy by 2030, but automakers are not yet on track to meet those targets, according to new analysis by researchers at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

MEDIA ALERT - Belfer Center Experts Available to Discuss 2023 G20 New Delhi Summit

Aug. 28, 2023

The upcoming 2023 G20 summit scheduled in New Delhi will convene leaders representing the world's major economies will convene to deliberate and strategize about imminent environmental and economic challenges. The overarching theme of "One Earth" will serve as a clarion call for unity and collective responsibility, underscoring the urgency of collaborative endeavors. Participating nations will engage in open dialogues, deliberating the adoption of cleaner energy sources, advancing circular economic models, and fortifying support mechanisms for marginalized communities grappling with environmental transformations.

A number Belfer Center experts are available to discuss the G20, its policy discussions, and any commitments announced.

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Stuart Harris Shortlisted for 2023 Arctic Academic Action Award

| May 30, 2023

Arctic Initiative Faculty Affiliate Stuart Harris has been chosen as a finalist for the 2023 Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award, recognizing scientific and academic ideas that are action-oriented and hold potential for addressing the challenges and critical needs posed by climate change in the Arctic region.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Mark Pascale Named Director of Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| May 5, 2023

Cambridge, MA – Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is pleased to announce that Mark Pascale will be the new Director of the Center’s Intelligence Project. As Director, Pascale will succeed former Director Paul Kolbe as the senior mentor of the Recanati-Kaplan Fellows and lead the work of the Center to advance policy-relevant knowledge in intelligence areas and help prepare future leaders. He will begin the position in July.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Arctic Initiative Response: Priorities for Norway’s Chairship of the Arctic Council

| Mar. 31, 2023

On March 31 at the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, the government of Norway presented its program for Norway’s upcoming Chairship of the Arctic Council. In response, John Holdren, Co-Director of the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, issued the following statement of support.

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Harvard Students Visit West Virginia to Listen and Learn About Coalfield Transition

Mar. 29, 2023

 The Future of Coal Regions Study Group, co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Wiener Center's Reimagining the Economy Project, will travel to coalfield regions in West Virginia on a trek led by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Resident Fellow 2022 and former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Riikka Karppinen Joins Arctic Initiative’s International Advisory Board

| Feb. 21, 2023

Riikka Karppinen, a prominent youth leader, environmental activist, and politician from Finnish Lapland, has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of Harvard Kennedy School’s Arctic Initiative. As a Board member, Karppinen will leverage her substantial expertise in nature conservation, policymaking, activism, and communication to help the Arctic Initiative advance its research and education goals and train the next generation of interdisciplinary Arctic experts and leaders.

An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia,

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Price Cap on Russian Oil a ‘Novel Approach to Sanctions’, Says New Policy Brief

| Dec. 05, 2022

The price cap on Russian oil implemented today by the G7 countries plus Australia represents a novel approach to sanctions, according to a policy brief authored by Catherine Wolfram, Simon Johnson, and Łukasz Rachel and released today by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.