~ Archive for January 2010 ~

Feb 11, 2010: Deans Conversation – Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

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Deans Conversation: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
Thursday, February 11th, 4:15p
Science Center Hall E, Harvard University

Four Harvard heavyweights weigh in on the topic of our times: the
global financial meltdown.  Chair of Economics John Y. Campbell,
Professors of Economics Jeremy C. Stein and Kenneth Rogoff, and
History Professor Niall Ferguson will all partake.

http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=socialsciencedivision

Feb 1, 2010: Senior Common Room dinner with Ambassador Nicholas Burns

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An evening with Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Dudley Common Room
Monday, February 1st, 2010
5:30pm Reception, 6pm Dinner
Ambassador Nicholas Burn was the State Department’s third ranking
official under the Bush Administration and is now a professor at the
Kennedy School. Ambassador Burns is a career diplomat who held many
high profile roles as Ambassador to NATO, Ambassador to Greece and
lead nuclear negotiator with Iran. He also was a key architect of the
Bush Administration’s controversial US-India Nuclear deal which broke
international precedent by providing key nuclear material and
assistance to a non-NPT treaty member.

Contact Sahand Hormoz (hormoz@fas.harvard.edu) for more information.

Resource of the Week: Secrecy News

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Resource of the Week:
Secrecy News
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists keeps an
outstanding blog on US government secrecy.  He posts recently
declassified documents, he covers changes in government classification
policy, and comments on the use and abuse of secrecy. He is an expert
on the Freedom of Information Act and on the dissemination and
preservation of declassified materials. His work touches on history,
international security, government science research and everything in
between.

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

Feb 4, 2009: The Nonproliferation Paradox: Why Efforts to Limit the Number of Nuclear States May Backfire

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The Nonproliferation Paradox: Why Efforts to Limit the Number of Nuclear States May Backfire.

February 4, 2010, 12:15-2:00 p.m

Location: Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369, Harvard Kennedy School

President Obama has brought nuclear non-proliferation back into the
national conscious with a forthcoming Nuclear Posture Review and a
renewed effort at arms reductions with Russia. This talk will take a
historical look at how non-proliferation efforts failed in the case of
India during the 1970s.

http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/4244/nonproliferation_paradox.html

Feb 4, 2010: Bioenergy, Biodiversity, Food and Global Change Mitigation – Can we have it all?

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Bioenergy, Biodiversity, Food and Global Change Mitigation – Can we have it all?

February 4, 2010, 5:00pm

Location: Biolabs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave

In 2007 the UC Berkeley / University of Illinois Energy Bioscience
Institute received half a billion dollars over 10 years from oil giant
BP to develop renewable biofuels. Stephen Long is Deputy Director of
the Institute and will be talking about progress towards creating and
adopting environmentally friendly alternative bioenergy.

http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/2010-02-04/biodiversity-ecology-and-global-change

Feb 2, 2010: MIT Energy Seminar: “Why is Modernizing Our Energy Technologies is So Darn Hard But Worth the Effort?”

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MIT Energy Seminar: “Why is Modernizing Our Energy Technologies is So Darn Hard But Worth the Effort?

February 2, 2010, 4:15pm

Location: MIT 66-110, Landau Building, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Consultant Susan Tierny of Analysis Group in Boston asks, why is it so
hard to put new energy technology into place when so much work is
already underway to develop these technologies?

http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/2010-02-02/mit-energy-seminar

Resource of the Week: MIT Science Policy Initiative mailing list

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The MIT Science Policy Initiative is arguably the most active
student-run science policy group in the Cambridge area. They run a
science policy boot camp, take trips to DC and work with other groups
in the area. Their email list is a must for keeping up with
internships, speaking events, and other opportunities. Sign up at
http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/sciencepolicy

http://web.mit.edu/spi/

March 4, 2010: Money In Medicine: Sin or Salvation?

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Money In Medicine: Sin or Salvation?

Thursday, 4 March 2010 04:30 PM

Location: Starr Auditorium, Kennedy School

Thomas Stossel is the American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine at
Harvard Medical School. He will speak as part of the Harvard Center
for Ethics public lecture series.

http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/news-and-events/lectures-and-events

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