Event Calendar

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

TBA

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 Maria 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

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

Title TBA

Thomas Zeltner
Special Envoy of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

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

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
1-2:30

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

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

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

CSRI Event

Dinner and Discussion: Chevron Corporation

Rebecca Holliday (MPP '07), Senior Corporate Responsibility Advisor
Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Manager, Development and Policy

RSVP to Jennifer Nash with a statement of interest by October 27.

Hauser Conference Room (1st Floor Belfer Building)
6pm

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

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 Circle at Harvard seminar

TBD

Martin Rees
Lord Rees of Ludlow

TBD
12:15-2

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

Title TBD

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

Monday, November 24

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research seminar

TBA

TBA

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

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

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

Business & Government seminar

Title TBA

Richard Ravitch
Former Chairman, New York State Urban Development Corporation
Former Lieutenant Governor, New York

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

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Davos Debrief

Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon, who is also serving as Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Kennedy School, speaks at M-RCBG's annual Davos Debrief, organized by the Business & Government PIC.

HKS Professor Joseph Nye and MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom at a recent study group.