163 Events

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

UnSplash/Roxanne Desgagnés

Seminar - Open to the Public

"Together towards a Sustainable Arctic": An Earth Day Dialogue with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Arctic Council, H.E. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Online

Join the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and the Polar Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for an engaging Earth Day dialogue with Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, about  Iceland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council on what is next. 

Arctic Ocean and sea ice.

Photo Credit: Dr. Sarah Dewey

Study Group - Harvard Students

Arctic Initiative Study Group: Ocean Conservation and Policy Innovation

Wed., Mar. 10, 2021 - Wed., Apr. 7, 2021

Online

As climate change rapidly transforms the Arctic, the ocean at its center becomes a point of focus: melting sea ice enables increased marine traffic; ice-dependent species are migrating or dying; fisheries shift and with them economies of subsistence. These changes can mean risk or opportunity for different stakeholders.

This study group will use Arctic Ocean change as a case study to outline the environmental policy process and build participants understanding of how to effectively engage in the climate and oceans policy space. 

To sign-up, please complete this form by Monday, March 8, 2021: https://forms.gle/KYn6nwxr4zq8vnQ98

John Holdren

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: John Holdren on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster"

Mon., Nov. 2, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at HKS. Professor Holdren will speak on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

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 via the EPSS homepage.

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

    Gabrielle Scrimshaw speaks at the Arctic Innovation Lab, 15-Nov-2017.

    Photo Credit: Benn Craig

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Arctic Innovation Lab: New Ideas For a Better Arctic

    Fri., Oct. 9, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Online

    The Arctic Innovation Lab is a project designed to promote solution-oriented discussions on the changing Arctic region. 

    Come hear new ideas for a better Arctic and vote for your favorite one!

    Opening remarks by Kenneth A. Howery, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden and Co-Founder of Paypal and the Founders Fund

    A Kiruna heritage building being moved intact in August 2017.

    Tomas Utsi/www.naturfoto.com

    Workshop - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    What Does It Take to Move a City? Arctic Initiative and Luleå University Student Arctic Dialogue

    Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am

    Online

    The world's biggest underground iron ore mine is about to undermine the Swedish city of Kiruna. The answer? Move the city.

    Join the Arctic Initiative for a conversation with students from Luleå University and experts from across the globe for a case discussion about sustainable development, consensus building, and how one Arctic city is responding to rapid change.

    Apply to be part of this unique case discussion opportunity by Monday, September 28, 2020, so you can be matched with your international team.

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    ARCTIC PERMAFROST THAW: SCIENCE & POLICY

    Fri., Sep. 25, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Online

    A Climate Week Event co-organized by the Woodwell Climate Research Center and the Arctic Initiative

    This session focuses on a warming-driven phenomenon—the rapid thawing of Arctic permafrost—that is contributing simultaneously to the most vexing of Arctic warming’s impacts both in the region and around the world. This session will target experts and non-experts who are interested in understanding the science and policy issues at the heart of this widely underestimated facet of the global climate-change challenge.

    Register here.

    Snowmobiles in  Nordreisa, Norway

    Unsplash/Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

    Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Arctic Knowledge Systems Study Group

    Tue., Sep. 15, 2020 - Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

    Online

    Study Group Leader: Joel Clement, Senior Fellow, Arctic Initiative

    The Arctic Knowledge Systems Study Group will explore ways to collaboratively employ indigenous and scientific knowledge to improve resilience in the Arctic. It will consist of 6 sessions in which we will discuss inclusion of indigenous perspectives and how to improve for the future. All sessions will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 15 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (ET).

    Space is limited! To apply to join the study group please email Brittany Janis your resume and 100 words on why you are interested in participating. 

    Shanghai at night

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Opportunities and Challenges in China's Carbon Market: From Model to Reality

    Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 | 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Pierce Hall

    A Harvard-China Project Research Seminar with Cecilia Han Springer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources and Science, Technology and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. This event will be held in Pierce Hall, Room #100F.

    Sponsored by the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy, and Environment; Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS); and the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    A Conversation with Three Indigenous Women Leaders

    Tue., Oct. 29, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Littauer Building - Room 332

    Moderator: Joel Clement, Senior Fellow, Arctic Initiative

    Speakers: Gunn-Britt Retter, Head, Arctic and Environmental Unit, Saami Council

    Deenaalee Hodgdon, Student, Brown University; Indigenous Activist

    Raina Thiele, Founder and President; Thiele Strategies

    Join the Arctic Initiative for an engaging and illuminating conversation with three indigenous leaders: Gunn-Britt Retter, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit of the Saami Council; Deenaalee Hodgdon, Brown University student and indigenous activist, who is a Deg Hit'an Athabaskan and Supiaq woman from the villages of Anvik and South Naknek, Alaska; and Raina Thiele, Founder and President of Thiele Strategies who was born and raised in Alaska and is Dena'ina Athabascan and Yup'ikas.

    Please RSVP to Brittany_Janis@hks.harvard.edu.

    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.