20 Events

Special Series - Open to the Public

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes the Harvard Kennedy School's Venkatesh Narayanamurti and University of Virginia's Toluwalogo Odumosu for a discussion of their book, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. This event includes a book signing.

Sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program

Special Series - Open to the Public

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Book Launch

Wed., Oct. 26, 2016 | 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Tracing the history of the problematic "basic" and "applied" categories, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier documents how historical views of policymakers and scientists have led to the construction of science as a pure ideal on the one hand and of engineering as a practical (and inherently less prestigious) activity on the other

Ripe cocoa pods

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Special Series - Open to the Public

Climate Change and the Cocoa Industry: Leveraging Science and Technology for Sustainability

Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The aim of this workshop is to explore the role of science and technology in adapting the global cocoa and chocolate industry to climate change. More specifically, the workshop will develop a roadmap on how to leverage the power of institutions of higher learning to respond to the sustainability challenges facing the industry. The US$95 billion is used as a source of inspirational models on how to respond to sustainability challenges facing other major global agricultural commodities.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reductions

Mon., Dec. 10, 2012 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch will be served.

RSVP not required, but please sign in when you arrive.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Financing Agricultural Institutions in Africa

Fri., Apr. 27, 2012 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Hauser Center Conference Room

The goal of this brainstorming session is to discuss the challenge of financing agricultural institutions and related projects. By bringing together a group of experts in the fields of finance, consulting, academia, and nonprofit organizations, we will explore the various avenues available for supporting such capacity-building institutions.