16 Events

John Holdren

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

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


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.

    Signatures on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) document.

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Iran's Nuclear Decision-Making: Historical Trends and the Role of U.S. Policy

    Thu., May 17, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am

    Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

    Speaker: Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, Research Fellow with the Iran Project and Project on Managing the Atom

    During this seminar, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh will examine historical trends in Iran's nuclear-decision making and discuss the role of U.S. foreign policy in shaping such decision-making.  This event comes on the heels of President Trump's May 8th decision to have the United States cease fulfilling its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or "Iran nuclear deal," reached between the P5+1, EU and Iran in 2015. The event will be off-the-record.

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Islamic Bomb Forensics

    Wed., Oct. 9, 2013 | 10:00am - 11:30am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    Does Islam in fact govern the production, possession, and use of nuclear weapons, by prohibiting, tolerating, or rather encouraging the acquisition of such weapons? This seminar will identify and assess the potential strategic implications of this legal outcome, including the impact of the religious discourse on regional stability and national and international security.

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Biofuel Production, Poverty Reduction and Private Sector Engagement: What Can We Learn from the Brazilian Experience?

    Tue., Apr. 15, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    This talk will present the key factors that lead to the development of the Brazilian ethanol and biodiesel industries. Three on-going small scale projects have been analyzed from a rural development perspective to compare their socio-economic benefits in relation to large scale projects. Preliminary analysis have tried to identify alternative partnership structures between the private sector and rural communities.

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

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    The Rise of Market Mechanisms in Global Climate Politics: Examining the Political Role of American and European Companies

    Tue., Nov. 20, 2007 | 9:30am - 11:00am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    Since the creation of the Kyoto Protocol, greenhouse gas emissions trading has found strong and vocal advocates across the globe, including in the United States. Focusing on the role of business-NGO coalitions, it will be examined why emissions trading has come to be the preferred policy choice for tackling climate change.