324 Events

Meenakshi Dewan, 20, brings something very special to her home in Orissa, India: electricity. She is one of four women in her village trained in solar power engineering.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Energy Transition in India—Towards Climate Change Mitigation

Tue., Feb. 19, 2019 | 10:15am - 12:00pm

Rubenstein Building - Room 414 A/B

Speakers: 

  • Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
  • Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi; India
  • Prof. Johannes Urpelainen, Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP), Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Ranjit Bharvirkar, Principal and India Program Director, Regulatory Assistance Project, Vermont

Moderated by Professor John P. Holdren,  Co-Director,  Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

The seminar will begin with an introduction of the Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program and its focus on India's energy decarbonization and then each speaker will present for 15 minutes. This will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session moderated by Prof. John P. Holdren.

Coffee & Tea will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Energy Policy Research

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.

Pyroclastic flows descend the south-eastern flank of Mayon Volcano, Philippines. Maximum height of the eruption column was 15 km above sea level, and volcanic ash fell within about 50 km toward the west.

Wikimedia/C.G. Newhall

Seminar - Open to the Public

Estimating Global Agro-Economic Impacts of Geoengineering Using Volcanic Eruptions as Natural Experiments

Tue., Apr. 10, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Speaker: Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

The fourth Solar Geoengineering Research Seminar, co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy program. Lunch provided. Formal seminars are interspersed with more informal weekly reading group meetings on Wednesdays to deepen members' understanding of solar geoengineering research.

Lunch provided. RSVP required.

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe

US Navy

Seminar - Open to the Public

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe: Information Warfare and the U.S. Navy

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join us for a conversation with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe. Lunch will be served.*

*This event is open to the public, but seating and lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Eric Rosenbach: Cyber Operations at the Pentagon

Wed., Sep. 6, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join us for our first seminar event of the new semester, a conversation with the new Co-Director of the Belfer Center Eric Rosenbach. Lunch will be served.*

*This event is open to the public, but seating and lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Fiona Cunningham: Seizing the Initiative? China's Changing Approach to Military Cyber Force Posture

Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Incoming Pre-Doctoral Fellow to the Cyber Security Project, Ms. Fiona Cunningham will discuss China's military cyber strategy in a moderated discussion with Dr. Michael Sulmeyer. 

This session is open to the public*, but will follow Chatham House Rule.

*Lunch and seating provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Note we are anticipating a full house, please arrive early.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Todd Stavish and Ryan Lewis: Accelerating Innovation for National Security

Wed., Apr. 19, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join us for a discussion with Vice President and Deputy Director of In-Q-Tel (IQT) CosmiQ Works Ryan S. Lewis and Vice President and Deputy Director of IQT Lab41 Todd M. Stavish. IQT Labs and CosmiQ Works are dedicated to helping the U.S. Intelligence Community understand and leverage emerging commercial space capabilities against mission problems.

This event is open to the public*, but will be off the record following Chatham House Rule.

*Seating and lunch will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.