930 Events

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

AI Cyber Lunch: Ryan Ellis on "Bounty Everything? Remaking and Rethinking Security Work"

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

How can bug bounty programs be reimagined to ensure an equitable and secure future?

Join us for an Artificial Intelligence/Cyber Lunch Seminar featuring Ryan Ellis, Associate Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University. Ellis will give a talk entitled "Bounty Everything? Remaking and Rethinking Security Work."

Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served 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: Please be advised that this seminar will not be recorded.

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

Information Session - Open to the Public

Permafrost Pathways Panel Q&A

Tue., June 14, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online

Join the Arctic Initiative for a virtual panel Q&A to learn more about the new Permafrost Pathways project from our collaborators at Woodwell Climate Research Center, the Alaska Institute for Justice, and the Alaska Native Science Commission. 

Launched in 2022, Permafrost Pathways brings together leading experts in climate science, policy action, and environmental justice to inform and develop adaptation and mitigation strategies to address permafrost thaw.

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 on this page.

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

Seminar - Open to the Public

Arctic Ocean Governance: Cooperation after Conflict?

Wed., May 11, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

As the Arctic thaws, cooperation in the Arctic Ocean is critical to maintain the fragile ecosystems on which so many people depend. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upending Arctic diplomacy, the question of how to proceed with Arctic Ocean governance has become more urgent than ever.

Join the Arctic Initiative for a seminar that explores the history of cooperation in the Barents Sea and Bering Strait, as we discuss a path forward for cooperation in the Arctic in a time of conflict. 

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

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

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

Convening - Open to the Public

Healing Turtle Island: Indigenous Leadership Through the Climate Crisis

Fri., Apr. 1, 2022 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Discussions of innovative approaches to the climate crisis held at Harvard Kennedy School rarely feature Indigenous approaches, and even fewer center Indigenous perspectives as the primary goal. 

To that end, the Native and Indigenous Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School, in partnership with the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative, will hold a day-long hybrid convening to highlight Indigenous leadership in addressing the climate crisis. The event will bring together Indigenous leaders from across the globe to discuss the following:

  1. How has the climate crisis uniquely affected Indigenous communities?
  2. In what ways does an "Indigenous" approach to the climate crisis differ from non-Indigenous approaches? How does this differ across regions and communities?
  3. What are examples of impactful activism by Indigenous writers, activists, government leaders, and youth? What can students and the broader HKS community learn from these examples?

Perspectives from the Arctic will be specifically featured in acknowledgment of the fact that Arctic Indigenous voices are often marginalized in broader climate conversations despite the crisis' disproportionate impact on Arctic communities. The event will highlight Arctic communities' extensive resistance knowledge and long-running efforts spanning decades. 

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom.

Contact: For questions, please contact Vic Hogg (vhogg@hks.harvard.edu).  `

Inupiat Eskimo village of Noorvik, Alaska

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Workshop - Open to the Public

Advancing Arctic Resilience Workshop: Mapping a Path Forward

Wed., Mar. 30, 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Belfer Building - Land Hall, 4th Floor

Climate change is transforming the Arctic. How can we as researchers and policymakers help communities build resilience to these shocks and stressors? Join the Arctic Initiative for a workshop on how we understand and operationalize the concept of resilience, how to support community-driven research, and the mechanisms that support connections between community action and policy-making. Featured speakers include Joel Clement, Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow; Jennifer Spence, Arctic Initiative Associate; Brittany Janis, Arctic Initiative Research Manager and Justin Barnes, Associate Editor of the Arctic Yearbook. Networking reception for students to follow.

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom.

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.

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

L-8, a United States Navy blimp whose two-man crew vanished under mysterious circumstances, floats unmanned over San Francisco, California, on August 16, 1942.

U.S. National Archives

Seminar - Open to the Public

Disarmament by Replacement: Balloons, Bio, and Nuclear Weapons

Thu., Dec. 16, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Online

Speaker: Heather Williams, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Why would states give up nuclear weapons? What can historical cases of disarmament teach scholars and policymakers about a pathway to nuclear elimination? One model of disarmament is delegitimization, when humanitarian concerns, legal mechanisms, or changes in international norms cause the elimination of weapons. Another explanation is that disarmament occurs when there is an easing of tensions in geopolitics. But both of these models fail to consider advances in military technology and how these changes inform reliance on certain weaponry. This seminar offers a third model, disarmament by replacement, whereby the relative military utility of a weapon is a decisive factor in disarmament.

Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! Please register in advance for this seminar:
https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scOmqqjsrGd1U6PSgtcfQE4VP3o-yDvUH

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Laura Diaz Anadon on "Designing Policy to Accelerate Energy Innovation towards Net Zero"

Mon., Nov. 29, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy, University of Cambridge. Prof. Diaz Anadon will present "Designing Policy to Accelerate Energy Innovation towards Net Zero". HKS Professor Venkatesh Narayanamurti will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Arctic Climate Week @ HKS

Mon., Nov. 15, 2021 - Mon., Nov. 22, 2021

Join the Arctic Initiative team for Arctic Climate Week at the Harvard Kennedy School! The week will feature events dedicated to understanding the climate impacts in the Arctic and their global implications. Register for Arctic Climate week events here

U.S. Census envelope in mailbox

Public Domain

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality

Wed., Oct. 27, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Online

Speakers:  John AbowdAssociate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau; Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)

Moderator: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH; Chair, Brazil Studies Program

Everyone is welcome. Please register via Zoom:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0U0low0_SaSFZUwYGVqUow