10 Events

2018 Arctic Innovator, Reine Rambert, pitches at the Arctic Innovation Lab

Belfer Center/Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Four Ideas for a Changing Arctic — Pitches from the 2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovators

Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Each year the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative sends a delegation of students to attend the world’s largest Arctic gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly. This year, after a competitive application process, four students were selected to represent Harvard at the Arctic Innovation Lab. Come and hear their presentations before they leave for Iceland to pitch their ideas for a changing Arctic. 

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to brittany_janis@hks.harvard.edu by October 2 to secure your seat.

Earth at night

NASA

Workshop - Open to the Public

Development in the Data Economy Workshop

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:15pm

Harvard Law School - Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

A one day workshop will be hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The event will focus on creating fairer data markets, exploring new business and governance models to harness personal and non-personal data, and enabling competitive forms of governance to benefit the needs of local businesses and people in all countries regardless of their level of development.

The workshop has limited places available, to express your interest to attend the meeting, click here.

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.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The History of Cyber and Intelligence Operations

Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 | 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Please join us for a panel discussion with Command Historian Dr. Michael Warner and Historian of GCHQ Professor Richard Aldrich, moderated by the International Security Program's Dr. Calder Walton and the Cyber Security Project's Director Dr. Michael Sulmeyer. This event is open to the public, but seating and admittance will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Maasai: At The Crossroads

Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science Center - D

A world university premiere of a 45-minute documentary about enriching the lives of Maasai children through education while respecting their customs, traditions, and way of life.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will do a demonstration of the XO laptop after the screening.

Broadband Internet In Africa: Economic and Policy Implications

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

Broadband Internet In Africa: Economic and Policy Implications

Thu., Sep. 10, 2009 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

In July 2009, Seacom, a Mauritius-based firm, launched its $700 million undersea fiber optic cable connecting eastern Africa to the rest of the world with high-speed, low-cost Internet. Based off field observations, this talk explores the economic and policy implications of what is probably the most important infrastructure investment in eastern Africa since the construction of colonial railways.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Japan's popular comic book character, Doraemon, is presented with dorayaki by Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura after Komura named Doraemon Japan's first Anime Ambassador on March 19, 2008. Doraemon will promote Japan's pop culture to the world.

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

Reinventing Development Cooperation: Japan's New "Science and Technology Diplomacy" Initiative

Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing the critical role that science and technology plays in diplomatic relations. Japan's "Science and Technology Diplomacy" initiative represents one of the most elaborate efforts to strengthen the scientific and technological content of its diplomatic activities.

Please join us! Light luncheon provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.