Henry Lee

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director
Environment and Natural Resources Program,
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Office Address
Belfer-302B
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 84
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-1350
Fax: 617-495-1635
Email: henry_lee@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Natalie Rios (617-495-8850)
Henry Lee

Profile

Henry Lee is the Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program within the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Faculty Co-Chair of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy project, and a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy. He also serves on the board of the school's Middle East Initiative and the advisory board of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Before joining the School in 1979, Mr. Lee spent nine years in Massachusetts state government as Director of the State's Energy Office and Special Assistant to the Governor for environmental policy. He has served on numerous state, federal, and private boards, and advisory committees on both energy and environmental issues. Additionally, he has worked with private and public organizations, including the InterAmerican Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the State of Sao Paulo, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior, the National Research Council, the Intercontinental Energy Corporation, General Electric, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the U.S. EPA. His recent research interests focus on energy and transportation, China's energy policy, and public infrastructure projects in developing countries. Mr. Lee is the author of recent papers on both the U.S. and China, the economic viability of electric vehicles, as well as case studies on tariffs to promote solar energy, Iceland's green energy agenda, Liberia's electricity sector and health reform in Lesotho. 

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-410 Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems, and Markets

Spring

  • PED-209 Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Media Expertise

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Howell, Sabrina, Henry Lee, and Adam Heal. "Leapfrogging or Stalling Out? Electric Vehicles in China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-035, May 2014.

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