Event Calendar

Fall semester 2014

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

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

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

CSRI Event

Dinner and Discussion: Barrick Gold Corporation

Patrick Bindon, Project Manager
Olega Meri Igat Raits (All Women Have Rights)
Jonathan Drimmer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Simon Jimenez, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

A discussion of the implementation of the Porgera Remediation Framework, a remedy framework for women seeking remediation for claims of gender based violence caused by personnel at the Porgera Joint Venture mining operation in Papua New Guinea.

Patrick Bindon from Barrick Gold, which owns the operator of the Porgera Mine, will discuss how the company has responded to claims of abuses committed against women at the mine, including the development and implementation of the Olgeta Meri Igat Raits Remediation Framework, a process designed to both provide remediation to individual women and to support the development of wider community responses to the serious problem of violence against women in Papua New Guinea. In developing the program, Barrick engaged with numerous international and local experts related to gender based violence, remediation, and the rule of law, and was guided by a range of international norms and standards concerning the right to remedy. The presentation will detail how these standards (and in particular the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights) have been applied, within a challenging local social environment; it will also respond to criticisms of the framework and its implementation by some civil society actors. 

RSVP to Jennifer Nash with a statement of interest by September 15.

Nye A (5th Floor Taubman Building)
6pm

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

Wednesday, September 24

Fall Student Reception

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.