2014 Event Archive

Wednesday, January 29

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

Consumer Financial Protection: Examining Market Failures

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Alexei Alexandrov
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Wednesday, January 29

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants

Dallas Burtraw
 Resources for the Future

L-382
4:10-5:30

Friday, January 31

Davos Debrief

Felipe Calderon
President of Mexico, 2006-2012
Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow

Joshua R. Sanes
Paul J. Finnegan Family Director
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Rakesh Khurana
 Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development
 Harvard Business School

Moderated by John Haigh, HKS Executive Dean and

Malkin Penthouse (5th Floor Littauer)
11-12

Monday, February 3

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

A Different Way to Look at Carbon Emissions in China

Zhu Liu
 Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow
 Sustainability Science Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, HKS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Wednesday, February 5

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

Homeland Security: Benefit-Cost Analysis without Estimating Benefits

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Jennifer Baxter
Industrial Economics, Incorporated

Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Thursday, February 6

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Regulatory Constraints to Financial Inclusion

Jay Rosengard
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 11:45-1

Monday, February 10

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Environmental and Technology Policy Options in the Electricity Sector: Interactions and Outcomes

Carolyn Fischer
 Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy
 Resources for the Future

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Wednesday, February 12

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

Carolina v. Tennessee Valley Authority

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Anne Smith
NERA Economic Cons
Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Thursday, February 13

M-RCBG Spring Student Reception

Lawrence Summers
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

John Haigh
 Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Nye A (5th Floor Taubman Building)
3-4

Friday, February 14

Seminar

One for You, One for Me: The Story of Two Degrees Food Bars and a For-Profit Social Enterprise

Howard Wolk
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Lauren Walters
CEO and Co-Founder of 2 Degrees Food

Lauren Walters is the CEO and Co-Founder of 2 Degrees Food, the first Buy-One-Give-One food company. For every product the company sells, they donate a meal to a hungry child through various nonprofit partners. 2 Degrees is working to change the food industry by connecting consumers directly to people around the world who are food insecure through the one for one business model. Lauren brings years of experience in venture capital, law, politics, nonprofits and business development to 2 Degrees and is looking forward to helping students bridge the gap between private business and social good.

M-RCBG Conference Room, Belfer 503
4-5

Wednesday, February 19

Business & Government seminar

How Social Movements Succeed: Lessons from HIV/AIDS

This seminar is based on a book by Kapstein and co-author Joshua Busby, AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations, which draws on a rich set of interviews and surveys to discuss how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement helped millions in the developing world gain access to life-saving medication. The movement achieved this by transforming the market for AIDS drugs from one which was 'low volume, high price' to one based on access for all. The authors suggest that a movement's ability to transform markets depends upon whether: (1) markets are contestable; (2) they have framed their arguments to resonate across their target audiences; (3) the movement itself has a coherent goal; (4) the costs are low, or the benefit-to-cost ratio is favourable; and, finally, (5) institutions are present to reward continued achievement of the new market principle. These insights are applied to a range of other cases including malaria, maternal mortality, water/diarrheal disease, non-communicable diseases, education, climate change, the ivory trade, sex trafficking and the Atlantic slave trade.

Ethan Kapstein
University of Oxford and Arizona State University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1

Wednesday, February 19

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: The Science and Art of Estimating Benefits

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Neal Fann
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Wednesday, February 19

Business & Government PIC Event

Economic Forecast: Challenges and Opportunities

Alejandro Werner
Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman Building)
4-5

Wednesday, February 19

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards

Koichiro Ito
 Boston University

L-382
4:10-5:30

Thursday, February 20

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Revisiting the Politics of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act

Jim Segel
M-RCBG senior fellow
Former Special Counsel to Congressman Barney Frank

Jeanne Roslanowick
Former Staff Director of the House Financial Services Committee

Ed Silverman
Former Staff Director of the Senate Banking Committee

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 11:45-1

Monday, February 24

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Tailoring Energy Deployment Policies to Support Innovation in Specific Energy Technologies

Joern Huenteler
 Pre-doctoral Research Fellow; Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Tuesday, February 25

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Old Statutes, New Problems

Jody Freeman
Harvard Law School

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 11:45-1

Wednesday, February 26

Seminar

A New Climate Agreement in 2015: Opportunities and Challenges

The countries of the world have agreed to agree—on a new international climate agreement, by late 2015, at the annual UN climate-change conference, to be held in Paris. This agreement will be very different from the Kyoto Protocol—the only existing multilateral agreement on climate change. The core challenge will be to balance participation (in general more is better, but some participants are more important than others); ambition (that is, how far countries are willing to go in reducing emissions); and compliance (whether the agreement is structured such that countries will do what they say they will).

View the accompanying PowerPoint presentation here.

Robert Stowe
 Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program
 Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

WAPPP Conference Room (Taubman 102)
 11:45-1

Wednesday, February 26

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

Learning What Works: Education Programs in Developing Countries

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Conner Brannen
Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT

Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Wednesday, February 26

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

A New Meta-Analysis of the WTP/WTA Disparity

James Hammitt
 Harvard University

L-382
4:10-5:30

Monday, March 3

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Rethinking Electricity Distribution Regulation

Ignacio Perez-Arriaga
 Visiting Professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), MIT
 Professor & Director fo the BP Chair on Energy & Sustainability, Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12:30-2

Tuesday, March 4

Book Presentation

Creating Economic Growth: Lessons For Europe

Marco Magnani
 Author

Alberto Alesina
 Nathaniel Rope Professor of Political Economy
 Harvard University

Francesco Giavazzi
 Visiting Professor of Economics, MIT
 Professor of Economics, Bocconi University

Esko Aho
 Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
 Former Prime Minister of Finland

Malkin Penthouse (4th Floor Littauer)
 5:45

Wednesday, March 5

Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Real World: Tales from the Trenches study group

Improving Patient Safety: Barcoding of Unit Dose Pharmaceuticals

Lisa Robinson
Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Calvin Franz
Eastern Research Group

Enrolled Harvard students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome.

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
2:40-4

Monday, March 10

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The Energy Outlook

Adam Sieminski
 Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Monday, March 24

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The Water-Energy Nexus in Oman and Abu Dhabi: A View from the Agricultural Sector

Mattijs Van Maasakkers
 Post-doctoral Fellow; Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Wednesday, March 26

Panel Discussion

Hedge Funds 101

Jeff Kushner, MC/MPA '14
Former Partner, Blue Mountain Capital

Richard Blond
 Managing Director, Investment Banking/Equity Portfolio Sales, Credit Suisse LLC

Joshua Friedman
 Analyst, Baupost Group

Moderated by:

Howard Wolk
M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Wednesday, March 26

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality?

Martin Weitzman
 Harvard University

L-382
4:10-5:30

Thursday, March 27

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Next Generation Compliance and Enforcement at EPA

Cynthia Giles
 Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Background reading for this seminar can be found here.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, March 31

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The Social Cost of Carbon in Federal Rulemaking

Elizabeth Kopits
 National Center for Environmental Economics
 Office of Policy, U.S. EPA

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Monday, March 31

Program on Science, Technology & Society

Sex, Lies and Technology: A Journalist's Encounters with Bioethics and Big Data

Rochelle Sharpe
 Freelance Journalist

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
 12:15-2

Wednesday, April 2

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Natural Gas Prices and Coal Displacement: Evidence from Electricity Markets

Christopher Knittel
 MIT

L-382
4:10-5:30

Monday, April 7

Program on Science, Technology & Society

Doctors of the Revolution: Egypt's Political Uprisings and the Limits of Medical Neutrality

Sherine Hamdy
 Brown University

Soha Bayoumi
 Harvard University

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
 12:15-2

Monday, April 7

Special Event

When Women Lead: Insights and Experience from Women in Power

Introduction by President Drew Faust

Moderator: Karen Gordon Mills, Administrator fot he U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013) and M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York Times

Edith Cooper, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

Janet Napolitano, President University of California, and former Secretary of Homeland Security

Sanders Theatre
 4pm

Wednesday, April 9

Business & Government guest lecture

Global Economic and Financial Challenges: A Tale of Two Views

Jaime Caruana
General Manager, Bank for International Settlements
Former Governor, Bank of Spain

Lucas Papademos
 Minos A. Zombanakis Professor, HKS

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman Building)
 4:30-6

Thursday, April 10

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?

Joseph Aldy
HKS

Cary Coglianese
University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Robinson
 Senior Fellow, M-RCBG

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, April 14

Seminar

Challenges to PPPs During the Economic Downturn in India

Arvind Mayaram
 Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs
 Ministry of Finance
 Government of India

View the accompanying PPT presentation here.

Malkin Penthouse
11:45-1

Monday, April 14

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Geoengineering the Climate

David Keith
 Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS)
 Professor of Public Policy (HKS)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Monday, April 14

Program on Science, Technology & Society

Innovation Science in the Making: Theoretical Physics and Industrial Production in a Danish Factory

Joakim Juhl
 Harvard, STS-SEAS

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
 12:15-2

Tuesday, April 15

Business & Government Seminar

TARP: How the Most Unpopular Bill in History Became Law

Larry C. Lavender
 Republican Staff Director
 House Financial Services Committee

Moderated by James Segel, M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 11:45-1

Tuesday, April 15

Business & Government Seminar

**CANCELLED**

Challenges of Managing Post-Conflict Economies: Balancing Growth, Development and Employment

Amara Konneh
 Finance Minister
 Government of the Republic of Liberia

This seminar is being co-sponsored by the Center for International Development.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 3-4

Wednesday, April 16

Seminar

Creating Growth Friendly Regulations: The Experience of Peru

Daniel Schydlowsky
 Chief banking, insurance and private pension regulator in Peru
 (head of Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP)

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
 12-1

Wednesday, April 16

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Environmental Inspections in India

Rohini Pande
 Harvard Kennedy School

L-382
4:10-5:30

Thursday, April 17

Business & Government seminar series

Public Pensions in Bankruptcy

Amy Monahan
Julius E. Davis Professor of Law
University of Minnesota

Thomas J. Healey
 M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Amy Monahan, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, is a leading scholar in the interaction between state and local pensions and the legal constraints that affect them. Seven states have constitutional provisions prohibiting reductions in promised pension benefits. Michigan is one of these and the resolution of Detroit's bankruptcy creates potential conflict between state and federal law, which Prof. Monahan will explore.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Thursday, April 17

Business & Government guest lecture

Institutions for Macroprudential Policy: The UK and the US
Click here for text of speech; click here for audio recording.

Donald Kohn
Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Lucas Papademos
 Minos A. Zombanakis Professor, HKS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 4-5:30

Friday, April 18

Seminar

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Thomas Piketty
Professor of Economics
Paris School of Economics

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:
 Harvard Kennedy School's Littauer Building, Rm L-150 (Trustman)
 12:30-1:30 PM

Monday, April 21

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The Impact of Energy Policy Instruments on the Level of Energy Efficiency

Massimo Filippini
 Visiting Scholar, HKS
 Professor, ETH Zurich and the University of Lugano

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12-1:30

Monday, April 21

Program on Science, Technology & Society

Obesity, Inc.? Fat Science and Policy in the People's Republic of China

Susan Greenhalgh
 Harvard University

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
 12:15-2

Tuesday, April 22

Study Group

Starting a 'Hybrid' Social Enterprise: How GRIT designed and is building its innovative, low-cost, award-winning 'mountain bike of wheelchairs' for the developing world

Howard Wolk
 M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Tish Scolnik
 CEO and Co-founder of GRIT

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
 4-5:30

Wednesday, April 23

Seminar

Industrial Policy: The Irish Experience

Eoin Gahan
M-RCBG Senior Fellow

Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building (lobby level)
11:45-1

Wednesday, April 23

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Risk and Return in the Design of Environmental Policy

Robert Pindyck
 MIT

L-382
4:10-5:30

Thursday, April 24

Business & Government Seminar Series

Lobbying in Washington: What do Pennsylvania, Nevada, New York and Hawaii Know That Other States Do Not?

More than 12,000 lobbyists spend in excess of $3 billion annually to influence public policy in Washington. Scan the list of top spenders and you will find the usual suspects--U.S. Chamber of Commerce, General Electric, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Google, the American Medical Association. Scan a bit further down the list and you will find Pennsylvania, Nevada, New York and Hawaii. Why are these state governments lobbying on Capitol Hill and at the White House? If they find an attractive "return on investment," why aren't all states actively lobbying? Join HKS Adjunct Lecturer Mark Fagan, MPP2 Dante Perez and MPA/JD Patrick Tighe for an exploration of states flexing their lobbying muscle in Washington.

Mark Fagan
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer)
11:45-1

Thursday, April 24

Dodd & Frank on Dodd-Frank: The Politics Behind its Passage

Christopher Dodd
Former US Senator, 1981-2011
Former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee

Barney Frank
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-2013
Former Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services

Moderated by
Lois Romano
Politico

Location: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
6:00-7:00 PM

Monday, April 28

Program on Science, Technology & Society

Early Modern Climate Science: The View from British North America

Joyce Chaplin
 Harvard University

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
 12:15-2

Thursday, May 1

Albert H. Gordon Lecture

Independent Agencies in Democracies: Legitimacy and Boundaries for the New Central Banks

Paul Tucker
 Senior Fellow, HKS and HBS
 Deputy Governor, Bank of England (2009-2013)

Introduction by Lawrence Summers, Weil Director, M-RCBG
 Charles W. Eliot University Professor, HKS

Moderated by David T. Ellwood, Dean; Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy, HKS

Click here to RSVP.

Nye Conference Center (5th Floor Taubman Building)
 6pm

Monday, May 5

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Clean Energy in 2025: How policymakers and the private sector can drive the region's clean energy future

Peter Rothstein
 President, New England Clean Energy Council

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
 12:30-2

Wednesday, May 21

Seminar

Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government
Book | Slides| Audio on SoundCloud and iTunes

Aneesh Chopra
 Former Chief Technology Officer at the White House

This seminar is being co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

Fainsod Room (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
 12:30-1:30

Fall semester 2014

These listings are updated frequently. For additional listings, please explore individual M-RCBG program websites.

Monday, September 8

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Lessons Learned About Unconventional Energy: Cases From Around the World (U.S., Australia, China, Indonesia)

Holly Morrow
Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, September 8

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Social Molecules: Biomarkers and the New Data Imaginary in Social Science Research

Aaron Mauck 
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Thursday, September 11

M-RCBG's fall open house

Please join us to learn more about M-RCBG's faculty and programs, as well as meet other students interested in business and government.

Lunch will be served.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12:30-1:30

Monday, September 15

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Climate Realism

Armond Cohen
Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, September 15

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Computational Social Science: The Use of 'Big Data' to Study Human Behavior

David Lazer
Northeastern University

Pound Hall 200, Harvard Law School
12:15-2

Tuesday, September 16

Seminar

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

Roland Kupers
Oxford University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1

Tuesday, September 16

WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

Japan's Software Industry: What Went Wrong?

Robert Cole
Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Moderated by Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology, Harvard University

Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262)
CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cabridge Street
12:30-2

Thursday, September 18

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Development of Regulation: How it Really Works

Michael Fitzpatrick
Senior Counsel and Head of Regulatory Advocacy, General Electric Company
Associate Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2009-2011)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Thursday, September 18

Meeting

An Introduction to M-RCBG Senior Fellows

Click here to see a listing.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
4:15-5:30

Monday, September 22

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

EPA's Changing Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electricity Industry

Judy Chang
Principal, The Brattle Group

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, September 22

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Chicken, Egg, or Cook? Foodborne Salmonellosis and Distributed Responsibility

Angie Boyce
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, September 24

Fall Student Reception

With remarks by:

Lawrence Summers, Director, M-RCBG
John Haigh, Co-Director, M-RCBG

Network with faculty, fellows and students interested in business and government.

Nye B/C (5th Floor Taubman Building)
3-4pm

Thursday, September 25

Business & Government seminar

The ARC and the Covenants: Assessing the Ability of U.S. states to service debt, pension and retiree health care costs in a world of finite resources

Michael Cembalest
Chairman, Market and Investment Strategy
JP Morgan

Read the associated PDF here.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, September 29

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Learning by Doing and Learning by Waiting

William Hogan
Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, September 29

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Science/Fiction: Dramatic Arts as a Medium for Translating Science

Benjamin Morris
MIT

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, October 1

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Moving Up the Energy Ladder: The Effect of an Increase in Economic Well-Being on Fuel Consumption Choices of the Poor in India

Rema Hanna
Harvard University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, October 2

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Making Markets Work Better: Student Experiences in Regulatory Policy

Patricio Caso Prado (MPA 2015)
former Chief of Staff, Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks of Mexico
Lisa Marie Gomez (MPA 2015)
former Health Insurance Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maurice Loo (MPA 2015)
former Principal Assistant Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong Government

Fainsod (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
11:45-1pm

Monday, October 6

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Panel Discussion: Legal and Policy Perspectives on EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council
Jeffrey Holmstead, Bracewell & Giuliani
Robert Stavins (Moderator), HKS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, October 6

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

The Biopolitics of Human Dignity: Balancing Bodies and Rights in the German PGD Debates, 2000-2003

Kristen Loveland
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, October 8

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

The Impact of Environmental Regulation on U.S. Oil Refineries

Richard Sweeney
Harvard University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, October 9

Business & Government seminar

Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business

Jennifer Taub
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School

View the PowerPoint presentation here.

Fainsod (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
11:45-1pm

Wednesday, October 15

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Feeling the Heat: Temperature, Productivity, and the Wealth of Nations

Geoffrey Heal
Columbia Business School

Jisung Park
Harvard University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, October 16

Business & Government seminar

Exchanges and private health insurance in Switzerland and Germany

Thomas Zeltner
Special Envoy of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
PowerPoint presentation
Daniel Bahr
Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Visiting Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
PowerPoint presentation

Moderated by Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at HBS
PowerPoint presentation

For more information, click here.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, October 20

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Prospects for Shale Gas Development in Eastern Europe

Andreas Goldthau
Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Program
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, October 20

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Bridging the Basic-Applied Dichotomy and the Cycle of Discovery and Invention

Venkatesh Narayanamurti
Harvard Kennedy School

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

 

Tuesday, October 21

CSRI Event

Dinner and Discussion: Ford

Jon Coleman, Manager of Fleet Sustainability

Jon will discuss the challenges and opportunities around the implementation of sustainability--and lead a discussion on what "sustainability" means to various disciplines.

RSVP to Jennifer Nash with a statement of interest by October 20.

Nye A (5th Floor Taubman Building)
6pm

Wednesday, October 22

Business & Government Seminar

Medisave Accounts in Singapore

Anthony Tan
Deputy Secretary (Policy), Ministry of Health
PowerPoint presentation
Tan See Leng
Managing Director and CEO of IHH Healthcare Berhad

Moderated by Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at HBS

For more information, click here.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Wednesday, October 22

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

How Do Electricity Shortages Affect Productivity?: Evidence from India

Hunt Allcott
New York University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, October 23

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Benefit Analysis in the Regulation of Consumer Finance

Howell Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Fainsod (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
11:45-1pm

Monday, October 27

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Energy Storage: Its Value to the Grid and Ongoing Policy Challenges to Deployment and Support of Renewable Energy

Paul Denholm
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, October 27

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Ecologies of Paradox: A Typology of Scientific Surprise in the Anthropocene

Zoe Nyssa
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Tuesday, October 28

Business & Government seminar

From Concept to Practice: The Progression of Collaborative Governance--How it Happened

Frank Weil
Chairman, The Intersector Project

Attendees are encouraged to review www.theintersector.com prior to the seminar.

Weil Town Hall (1st Floor Belfer Building)
12:30-1:30

Wednesday, October 29

Center for European Studies Study Group

The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity

Waltraud Schelkle
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Cabot Room, Busch Hall
12:15-1:45

Thursday, October 30

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

The Future of Plug in Cars: The Role of Regulatory Policy

John Graham
Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2001-2006)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Thursday, October 30

Business & Government PIC Fall Social

Join members of the Business & Government PIC for food, drinks and conversation on upcoming PIC events, professional development opportunities, and member relationship-building.

Jointly sponsored by KSSG and M-RCBG. Click here to RSVP.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
6-8pm

Monday, November 3

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

How Important is Energy Storage for Decarbonization?

David Keith
Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS); Professor of Public Policy (HKS)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, November 3

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Emerging "Global Health" Institutions in Africa: Technologies and Significations

Richard Rottenburg
University of Halle

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, November 5

Business & Government Seminar

Transparency in the U.K and the U.S.

Michael Dermer
SVP and Chief Incentive Officer at IncentOne
Zack Cooper
Director of Health Policy, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

Moderated by Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at HBS

For more information, click here.

Cumnock 230, Harvard Business School
11:45-1

Thursday, November 6

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Business & Regulatory Policy: Perspectives from the Business School

Rebecca Henderson
John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Thursday, November 6

STS Science & Democracy Series

Catastrophic Risks: The Downsides of Advancing Technologies

Martin Rees
University of Cambridge

Jefferson Hall, Room 250
5-7pm

Monday, November 10

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

An Organic Mega Flow Battery for Utility-Scale Electrical Energy Storage

Michael Aziz
Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies, Harvard SEAS

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, November 10

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

I Can Feel the Mafia But I Can't See It: An Anthropology of Forensic Knowledge

Naor Ben-Yehoyada
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, November 12

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Dams, Water Quality, and Infant Mortality: Evidence from South Africa

Elizabeth Walker
Harvard University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, November 13

Regulatory Policy Program seminar

Learning from Experience: Employing Retrospective Review to Improve Regulatory Policy
See a write-up on this seminar here

Joseph Aldy
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Faculty Chair of the Regulatory Policy Program

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, November 17

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Financing Wind Energy Deployment in China Through the Clean Development Mechanism: Additionality and Incentives for Technological Change

Gabe Chan
Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group
Joern Huenteler
Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, November 17

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Regulating Microbial Ecologies: Policy and Practice in Artisanal Cheesemaking

Heather Paxton
MIT

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, November 19

Business & Government Seminar

Market-Oriented Health Reforms in Turkey

Rifat Atun
Director of Global Health Systems at Harvard School of Public Health

Moderated by Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at HBS

For more information, click here.

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman Building)
11:45-1

Friday, November 21

Business & Government Seminar

Transnational Homeland Security?

Alan Bersin
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer
Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Weil Town Hall (1st Floor Belfer Building)
12-1

Monday, November 24

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Panel Discussion: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Obstacles and Possibilities

Ric Redman
President and CEO, Summit Power Group, LLC

David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS); Professor of Public Policy (HKS)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, November 24

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Economics Inside the Grid: Smart Grids, Power Systems Engineering, and Emergent Markets

Canay Ozden-Schilling
MIT

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Monday, December 1

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

Financing Energy Innovation: Government Grants, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurs

Sabrina T. Howell
Harvard Environmental Economics Program Fellow and Harvard University PhD student

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Monday, December 1

STS Circle at Harvard seminar

Democracy and the Deep-Sea: Telepresence and Public Participation in Remote Environments

Zara Mirmalek
Harvard

Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2

Wednesday, December 3

Harvard Environmental Economics Program event

Meeting Tomorrow's Energy Challenges: Why Technology Will Define Our Energy Future

Francesco Starace
CEO and General Manager
Enel Group
This event is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard University.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12:15-1:15

Wednesday, December 3

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Learning by Doing in Solar Photovoltaic Installations

Kenneth Gillingham
Yale University

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Friday, December 5

Confronting City and State Fiscal Crises (Richard Ravitch)

THIS EVENT IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER

Monday, December 8

CSRI Event

Coffee and Discussion with Mark Kramer, Managing Director, FSG; and Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative at HKS

Mark will discuss the new role of business in society with regard to creating shared value. He is co-founder and Managing Director of FSG and the author of influential publications on shared value, catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, strategic evaluation, and impact investing and oversees FSG‘s consulting practice and helps drive the vision and growth of the firm. He has led consulting engagements across all of FSG’s impact areas, with particular emphasis on philanthropic strategy for private foundations, shared value initiatives, strategic evaluation, and impact investing and also leads the research on many of FSG’s publications and publishes regularly in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.

Malkin Penthouse (4th Floor Littauer Building)
3:30-4:30