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January 31 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Rethinking the History of Energy Transitions"

Chris Jones
HUCE Fellow


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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February 2 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes"

Scott Barrett
Professor of Natural Resource Economics

Columbia University

Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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February 3 |Brown Bag Lunch moderated by the Business and Government Professional Interest Council

"Davos Debrief"

David Ellwood
Dean
Harvard Kennedy School

Daniel Shapiro
Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project
Harvard Law School

Ricardo Hausmann
Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development
Harvard Kennedy School

Justin Fox
Editorial Director
Harvard Business Review Group

The Davos Debrief brings together several Harvard faculty just back from the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. In an information setting, Harvard faculty experts will share their unique perspectives on the global proceedings.

Malkin Penthouse, 5th Floor Littauer Building
12 - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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February 3 |Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seminar

"A New Breed of Japanese Companies"

Hirotaka Takeuchi
Professor of Management Practice

Harvard Business School

Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), Knafel Building
12:30 - 2PM

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February 3 |Special Lecture sponsored by Harvard Law School, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

"Technology, Policy, and Politics: Energy in 2011 and Beyond"

Cathy Zoi
Acting Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

Pound Hall 101, Harvard Law School
12pm

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February 7 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Towards a U.S. Energy Policy"

Dan Schrag
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Harvard University

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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February 7 |STS Circle at Harvard event

"Britain Invents the Infrastructure State"

Jo Guldi
Harvard Society of Fellows


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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February 10 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa"

Calestous Juma
Professor of the Practice of International Development
Harvard Kennedy School

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as Professor Juma will argue in this seminar, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent's economic improvement. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Development at Harvard University.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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February 14 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Perspectives on Energy Policy Making"

Dick Benschop
Shell


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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February 14 |STS Circle at Harvard event

For information about STS Circle's event series, click here.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu
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February 17| Business & Government Seminar Series

"Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas? An Empirical Test of Marginal Cost Pricing"

Erich Muehlegger
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

This seminar discusses the extent to which regulated prices for natural gas exceed marginal costs. Research finds strong evidence that regulators set high per-unit markups for natural gas, with residential and commercial customers facing average markups of over 40%. These markups are equivalent to a carbon tax of over $200 / ton of carbon ($60 per ton of CO2), which is substantially higher than the carbon price envisioned by most policy makers. This suggests that if policymakers wanted to set an efficient price for natural gas that incorporated the cost of carbon emissions, they should LOWER natural gas prices. 

Click here for access to the accompanying study.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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February 23 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Can Financial Innovation Reduce the Costs of Weather Shocks? Agricultural Investment and Consumption Smoothing in India"

Shawn Cole
Harvard Business School


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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February 28 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Quantifying Land Use Impacts of Energy Extractions"

Sarah Jordaan
HUCE Fellow


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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February 28 |STS Circle at Harvard event

"Genesis of Justice: Boston Cops, Black Ministers, and Youth Violence"

Christopher Winship
Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology
Harvard University


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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March 1 |Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seminar

"What Happened to Toyota?"

Robert E. Cole
Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology

University of California, Berkeley

Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), Knafel Building
12:30 - 2PM

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March 2 |Lunch Seminar

"Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century"

William Symonds
Project Director
Pathways to Prosperity

Ron Ferguson
Senior Lecturer in Education and Public Policy
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan helped release this major new report from the Pathways to Prosperity Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in early February. Since then, the report has ignited a national conversation about why we are failing to equip so many young adults to succeed – and whether we are overemphasizing a 4-year college degree as the primary pathway to success. The report advocates systemic changes in the US approach to education and youth development, including a much greater effort to engage employers in the education and training of young adults; a new “social compact” with our youth; and the development of “multiple pathways” to success, including more emphasis on career education and career counseling. This seminar will include presentations by two of the report’s authors – Ron Ferguson and Bill Symonds – and include ample time for discussion. For additional information on the Pathways to Prosperity Project, click here.

To see a Harvard Gazette article on the study, click here.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
1-2:15PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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March 2 |Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston seminar

"Managing Through Crisis: Public Transit in New York"

Jay H. Walder
Chairman and CEO, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Harvard Kennedy School MPP '83


Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building
4pm

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March 7 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Where Do New Energy Technologies Come From? Using Patent Data to Identify the Importance and Sources of Knowledge Flows from Other Industries"

Greg Nemet
Visiting Scholar


Weil Hall, Ground Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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March 7 |STS Circle at Harvard event

"Stem Cells, Embryos, and Ethics: A Continuing Controversy"

William Hurlbut
Stanford University Medial Center


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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March 8 |Brown Bag Discussion

"To Tell The Truth: Combining Corporate Financial and Sustainability Reporting on a Global Scale"

Bob Massie
Senior Fellow at the Institute for Responsible Investment

As we rocket forward into the 21st century, questions have erupted around the world about whether the financial and economic information used by corporations, investors, and governments is guiding us towards -- or away from -- sustainable prosperity.  This debate has in turn raised fundamental questions about the purpose of the modern corporation, the relationship between shareholders and stakeholders, and the alignment of corporate actions with long-term public policy objectives.  Global accounting societies and firms are actively pursuing a merger of financial and sustainability disclosure; the results are likely to shape the structure of the global economy for decades to come. Bob Massie, the former president of Ceres, co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative, and Senior Fellow at the Hauser Center's Initiative for Responsible Investment, will review the state of the international debate and what it means for the future of capital markets and public policy.

Belfer L4
12:30-2PM

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March 9 | Lunch Seminar

"State Economic Development & Fiscal Federalism: Mapping a New Direction"

Dan Levine
Principal, MetroCompare LLC
HKS MPP Alum, 1985

Despite overwhelming evidence that the interstate competition for jobs is failing to promote economic growth anywhere, states continue to commit increasing amounts of resources to this zero sum game.  In a world of fiscally broke states and retrenching federal spending, how might federal and state economic development agendas be better synchronized to promote a more productive economic development agenda?  Join a leading practitioner in a discussion on what companies look for in a community, how might the public sector better respond, and what new approaches might work better in the future.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12 - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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March 9 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"How Many Economists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? A Natural Field Experiment on Technology Adoption"

David Herberich
University of Chicago


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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March 10 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"2008 Financial Crisis and Leverage at Investment Banks"

Tom Healey
Adjunct Professor in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Many cite excessive leverage among the biggest investment banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch) as a root cause of the 2008 financial crisis.  Not long before Lehman Brothers collapsed, Lee A. Pickard, a former SEC official wrote, “the losses incurred by Bear Stearns and other large broker-dealers were not caused by ‘rumors’ or a ‘crisis of confidence,’ but rather by inadequate net capital and the lack of constraints on the incurring of debt.” Simple anecdotal evidence supports that conclusion – three of the firms no longer exist and the other two became bank holding companies in shotgun weddings. In this seminar, Tom Healey will explore the reality of leverage at the investment banks as well as examine what really caused the run on these banks at the heart of the 2008 crisis.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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March 21 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Transforming U.S. Energy Technology Innovation"

Laura Diaz Anadon
Matthew Bunn
Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Harvard University


Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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March 21 |STS Circle at Harvard event

For information about STS Circle's event series, click here.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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March 23 | Business & Government Professional Interest Council

"Innovation Between the Public and Private Sectors"

Frans Johansson
CEO of The Medici Group

Mark Tracy
Mid-career MPA student
Harvard Kennedy School

Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM

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March 24 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"Collaborative Governance: Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times"

Jack Donahue
Raymond Vernon Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Richard Zeckhauser
Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy
Harvard Kennedy School

All too often government lacks the skill, the will, and the wallet to meet its missions. Schools fall short of the mark while roads and bridges fall into disrepair. Health care costs too much and delivers too little. Budgets bleed red ink as the cost of services citizens want outstrips the taxes they are willing to pay. In this seminar, Jack Donahue will offer solutions by demonstrating how government at every level can engage the private sector to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and achieve public goals more effectively.

To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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March 28 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas?"

Erich Muehlegger
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

This seminar discusses the extent to which regulated prices for natural gas exceed marginal costs. Research finds strong evidence that regulators set high per-unit markups for natural gas, with residential and commercial customers facing average markups of over 40%. These markups are equivalent to a carbon tax of over $200 / ton of carbon ($60 per ton of CO2), which is substantially higher than the carbon price envisioned by most policy makers. This suggests that if policymakers wanted to set an efficient price for natural gas that incorporated the cost of carbon emissions, they should LOWER natural gas prices. 

Click here for access to the accompanying study.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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March 28 |STS Circle at Harvard event

For information about STS Circle's event series, click here.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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March 29 |Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seminar

"How Will Japan Recover from the Great Earthquake?"

Kotaro Tamura
Research Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
Member, House of Councilors, Japan (2002-2010)
Parliamentary Secretary for Fiscal and Economic Policy and for Financial Affairs (2006-2007)


This event is co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), Knafel Building
12:30 - 2PM

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March 29 |Business & Government Professional Interest Council

"Notes from the Eye of the Storm: The Financial Crisis and TARP"

Tim Massad
TARP Head and Assistant Treasury Secretary

Read about Tim Massad's visit here.

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman
11:45-1PM

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March 30 | Business & Government Seminar Series

*This event has reached capacity*

"Reflections on Business and the Obama Administration"

Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Director, National Economic Council (2009-2010)
President Emeritus, Harvard University


11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP for location to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

**Remarks made during this event are "off the record".

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March 30 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and Implications of Climate Change"

Robin Burgess
London School of Economics and Political Science


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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April 4 |STS Circle at Harvard event

"Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation"

Susan Silbey
MIT


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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April 4 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Is an Electric Car in Your Future?"

Henry Lee
Harvard Kennedy School


Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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April 5 |Forum Event

"A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers"

Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Director, National Economic Council (2009-2010)
President Emeritus, Harvard University

Event Moderator: David Gergen, Director of HKS Center for Public Leadership
Introductions by: Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Relations

This event is co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

JFK Jr. Forum
6PM

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April 6 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"The Changing Role of the Media-- A View from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street"

Simon Lewis
Chief Executive
Association for Financial Markets in Europe

The relationship between political institutions and the media has changed dramatically over the last ten years particularly with the advent of the internet and the 24/7 news cycle.  In this seminar, Simon Lewis who uniquely has held the top communications roles at both Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street will explore whether the relationship has now become dysfunctional and what the implications are for democracy and the understanding of the political process.

This event is co-sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12:00 - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 7 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era"

Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr.
President, Economic Strategy Institute

To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 9 | Conference

China Energy and Environment Conference

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

Harvard Northwest Science Building
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Click here to register

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April 11 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Low-Carbon Energy Options"

Richard Vietor
Professor of Environmental Management
Harvard Business School


Weil Hall, Ground Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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April 11 |STS Circle at Harvard event

"When State Economy and Population Biology Meet: The Powers of Association and the 'Mild' Sickle Cell Anemia in Senegal, West Africa"

Duana Fullwiley
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Harvard University


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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April 12 |Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston seminar

"The Fiscal Crisis of State and Local Government Pension Systems"

Joshua Rauh
Associate Professor of Finance
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Commentary by Greg Mennis
Assistant Secretary for Finance and Infrastructure
Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance

Fiscally strapped state and local governments have more than $3.5 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, according to analyses presented in a series of papers by Rauh and Robert Novy-Marx. This figure is higher than what those entities have reported, they argue, because states and localities use flawed accounting procedures that misrepresent the value of pension liabilities by discounting at expected returns on assets. Many pension plans — including those run by the states of Louisiana, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut and local pension plans in such cities as Boston, Chicago,  Cincinnati,  Jacksonville and St.  Paul — do not have assets in place to pay for already-promised benefits beyond 2020. Unless public pension systems are changed in fundamental ways, these looming problems could require substantial increases in taxes or large-scale cuts in public services.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building
5:30pm

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April 13 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"The Effect of Transport Policies on Air Quality: Theory and Evidence from Latin American Cities"

Francisco Gallego
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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April 13 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"Crisis Response and Crisis Management: Gulf Spill and Japan Nuclear Disaster"

Ben Heineman
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

How should corporations and government conduct "worst case" scenario and crisis response planning?  How should they weigh the costs of prevention and effective crisis response against the catastrophic costs of an unconstrained accident? How do these questions apply to problems caused by corporate mistakes,  natural disasters or terrorist acts?

View a related article here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12:00 - 1:15PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 14 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"Causes and Solutions to the Financial Crisis"

John Haigh
Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
Executive Dean of the Kennedy School

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 14 | Forum Event

**CANCELLED**

"A Conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande"

Dr. Atul Gawande
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, HSPH;
Author, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Moderated by:
Cristine Russell
Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

This event is being co-sponsored by The Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

JFK Jr. Forum
6PM

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April 15 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"The Regulator's Dilemma"

Nicholas Beale
Strategy consultant and Director, Sciteb

In this seminar, hear about recent research conducted by leading scientists and economists working to apply ideas from mathematical biology to financial regulation. One of the key findings relates to diversity and systemic risk. If a large number of banks expose themselves to the same extent to the same set of risk factors, then if one fails they will all fail.  So if systemic regulators want to avoid multiple bank failures, they need to encourage banks away from “herding” and to adopt a range of distinctive strategies – what we call “Diverse Diversification”.  Unless the herding is addressed, a harmonized global regulatory system may make matters worse: if all banks have the same incentives and constraints they are likely to adopt similar risk exposures. Diverse Diversification could allow systemic risk to be regulated without excessive capital in the banking system.

RG20 Neustadt, Ground Floor, Rubenstein Building
4PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 18 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"A National Clean Energy Standard"

Joseph Aldy
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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April 18 |STS Circle at Harvard event

For information about STS Circle's event series, click here.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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April 19 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy"

Dani Rodrik
Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy

Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by:
Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Director, National Economic Council (2009-2010)
President Emeritus, Harvard University

From the mercantile monopolies of the seven­teenth century to the WTO, IMF, and World Bank of today, globalization has hinged on rules that extend beyond nations’ borders—rules that tend to raise the ire of their local opponents. In this trenchant critique, economist Dani Rodrik combines historical narrative with fresh insights to challenge the conventional wisdom that portrays the advance of globalization as inevitable—and as inevitably benign—and shows that globalization carries with it an unavoidable tension. Nations cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, self-determination, and economic globalization. If we want to preserve democracy, we have to choose between national sovereignty and globalization. If we want to preserve the nation state, we have to choose between keeping democracy and deepening globalization. And if we want to push for fuller globalization, we must sacrifice either the democratic political process or the nation state. We can have any two in combination, but we cannot have all three. Having shown that a healthy global economic system will not be attained without sacrifice, Rodrik gets straight to the core of the matter: which two should we keep? The answer lies in reinvigorating the Bretton-Woods compromise of 1944, which was based on the understanding that international economic rules would have to be subservient to domestic policy objectives and not the other way around. The paradox is that a less ambitious globalization is a better globalization.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Center for International Development at Harvard University.

To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:40AM - 1:00PM

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April 19 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Emerging Morocco: A Gateway to Opportunities"

Morocco has witnessed an accelerated process of political economic and social reforms over the last decade, enabling it to be considered a regional competitive hub in the global economy. Morocco's authorities as well as private sector are fully committed to increasing the competitiveness of the economy and attractiveness to international investment. This seminar will focus on the political situation the region is facing, the Moroccan economy and its strategic development plans, as well as its investment opportunities.  

This event is being co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative.

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building
2:30 - 3:30PM

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April 20 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"Extended Producer Responsibility in the United States: Full Speed Ahead?"

Jennifer Nash
Executive Director, Regulatory Policy Program
Harvard Kennedy School

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that requires producers to assume physical and financial responsibility for their products when consumers are ready to discard them.  EPR is practiced widely in Europe, where producers are required to collect and recycle packaging, electronics, automobiles, and other products.  In the past half-decade, some 60 EPR laws have been enacted at the state level in the United States, requiring producers to collect and recycle electronics, batteries, leftover paint, and fluorescent lamps.  This research considers the factors that are driving the EPR movement in the United States; what these state laws require of manufacturers, retailers, consumers, and governments; the performance of collection and recycling systems to date; and likely next steps for this policy trend. 

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45 - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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April 20 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Ambiguity and Climate Policy"

Geoffrey Heal
Columbia University

Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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April 21 |Rethinking Climate Change: The Past 150 Years and the Next 100 Years

For information about this panel discussion hosted by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, click here.

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April 25 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"When Technology Meets Reality: Macondo and Managing Technological Complexity"

Richard Sears
MIT Visiting Scientist
Senior Science and Engineering Advisor to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling


Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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April 25 |STS Circle at Harvard event

For information about STS Circle's event series, click here.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106
12:15 - 2PM
Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu

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April 27 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Policy Response to Pandemic Influenza: The Value of Collective Action"

Maureen Cropper
Resources for the Future


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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April 28 | Business & Government Seminar Series

"Health Care Reform: How We Got Here and What Happens Next"

Jon Gruber
Professor of Economics
MIT


To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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May 2 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"National Oil Companies and the Geopolitics of Energy"

Jonas Meckling
Geopolitics of Energy Fellow


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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May 4 |Panel Discussion

"Keeping Our Cool: Promoting Green Technologies to Combat Climate Change"

Join a conversation with the members of Refrigerants, Naturally! about how corporations, NGOs and government can work together to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in a time of political austerity and contention. In the absence of binding international climate agreements, who will lead the charge to save the planet?

Refrigerants, Naturally! is an alliance of four high-profile private companies – The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s, Unilever, and PepsiCo – and two international environmental organizations – Greenpeace and the United Nations Environment Programme – dedicated to combating climate change and ozone layer depletion by developing, deploying, and promoting natural refrigeration technologies that are safe, reliable, affordable, and energy efficient. Refrigerants, Naturally! has prevented the emission of hundreds of thousands of tons of climate-harming and ozone-depleting greenhouse gases and is committed to eliminating f-gases in the commercial sector.

For additional information, click here. This event is being co-sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Nye Conference Center, 5th Floor Taubman Building
4 - 5:30PM

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May 11 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Jaipur Rugs: Making Every Artisan an Entrepreneur-A Case Study from C.K. Prahalad’s ‘The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid’"

Nand Kishore Chaudhary
Founder, Jaipur Rugs

Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary, winner of the Ernst & Young 2010 Indian Entrepreneur of the Year Award, has brought large scale change to the Indian carpet industry with a new business model that connects the village artisan to the high value markets of the West. Jaipur Rugs, the company he founded in 1978, has grown to be a major trademark in the industry and is a case study in C.K. Prahalad’s book, Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits.

Jaipur Rugs manufactures a range of handmade carpets. Carpet manufacturing is labor intensive and involves more than 60 processes for each final product. Carpet production processes are all accomplished by grassroots level people developed and trained by Jaipur Rugs Foundation, a social unit of Jaipur Rugs. Jaipur Rugs is working for the empowerment of poverty-stricken people in the most remote areas while supplying the highest quality products around the globe. The company has helped 40,000 jobless people become artisans. Mr. Chaudhary envisions growth to 100,000 artisans in five years.

Mr. Chaudhary will talk about the story of Jaipur Rugs, its business model, and its mission of large-scale social impact in which every artisan is an entrepreneur.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12:00 - 1:00PM
Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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Ahmed Reda Chami was born in 1961 in Casablanca, has graduated from the prestigious engineering school, Ecole Centrale in Paris, and holds an MBA from UCLA. He has worked at Microsoft for 11 years, as the general manager of North and west Africa and head the South East Asia region. He is a very active and a well known member of the socialist party: USFP In October 2007, he has been appointed as a minister of Industry, Trade and new Technologies in charge of Investments.

 

 

 


FALL SEMESTER 2011 - These listings are updated frequently. For additional listings, please explore individual M-RCBG program websites.

September 7 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Public Goods Institutions with Other-Regarding Preferences"

Charles Kolstad
University of California at Santa Barbara


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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September 12 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Benchmarking and the regulation of electricity distribution companies"

Massimo Filipini
University of Lugano


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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September 13|WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

"Rebuilding Japan"

Robert Feldman
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.

Michael Reich
Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, and Director, Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Theodore C. Bestor
Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

This event is being co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262)
CGIS Knafel Building
12:30-2PM

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September 14|Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy"

Gautam Gowrisankaran
University of Arizona


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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September 15 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Revolutionary Changes for Revolutionary Needs: Policy Proposals to Foster a Better Financial Future"

Paul O'Neill
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary


To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:15PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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September 19 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Developing renewable energy projects in the US: Perspectives from Enel Green Power"

Francesco Venturini
President and CEO, Enel Green Power North America


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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September 26 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Monetary Issues: The European View"

Prof. Ewald Nowotny
Governor of the Austrian National Bank

Governor Nowotny will discuss monetary issues from a European perspective, including why the European Economic and Monetary Union is essential, highlighting historic milestones during the formation of the EMU. A discussion of the Eurosystem's monetary instruments in times of crisis (including a short comparison of U.S. and EA economic fundamentals and the different role of the banking sector in the U.S. and in the EU/EA) will follow, in addition to lessons learned from the crisis, as well as the economic and financial policy challenges ahead.

View press coverage of this event here.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
1 - 2PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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September 27|WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

"The Yen and the Dollar in a Changing Political Context"

R. Taggart Murphy
Professor, Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Andrew Gordon
Moderator
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

This event is being co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262)
CGIS Knafel Building
12:30-2PM

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September 30|WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

"Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery"

Jeffry Frieden
Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University

This event is being co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Porte Seminar Room (S250)
CGIS South Building
12:30-2PM

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October 3 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Renewable energy on the coast of Maine and beyond"

George Baker
Harvard Business School


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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October 5|Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"How Do Consumers Respond to Gasoline Price Changes? Heterogeneity in Vehicle Choice and Driving Behavior"

Kenneth Gillingham
Yale University


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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October 6 |Panel Discussion

"The Public Pension Funding Hole: Can We Invest Our Way Out of It?"

Moderator:
Brant Maller
Founder, Alternative Investments Forum

Panelists:
David Russ
Former CIO, Dartmouth Foundation

Jim Geary
Maine Community Foundation

Professor Randolph Cohen
MIT Sloan School

Tim Cahill
Former Massachusetts State Treasurer

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
4:30-5:30PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 7 |Seminar

"Are All Welcome A-board: Does the Gender of Directors Matter?"

Miriam Schwartz Ziv
Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance
Harvard Law School


Miriam Schwartz Ziv examines boards that are relatively gender-balanced (a third of their directors are women): boards of business firms in which the Israeli government holds shares. First, she does not find a significant association between the proportion of women directors on board and financial performance. Second, she finds that women directors tend to be on the committees that discuss audit issues, as opposed to business issues, although their presence in board meetings, in which no additional appointment mechanism exists, significantly increases the likelihood that business issues be discussed, as opposed to audit issues. Last, she finds that a dual critical mass – defined as one which consists of at least three women directors and at least three men directors in attendance – most enhances the activeness of boards: Boards with such a dual critical mass were more than twice as likely as boards without one both to take an initiative (e.g., suggest which action should be taken) and to request further information or an update. To read the paper, click here.


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

This event is being co-sponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program.

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 12 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"On Welfare Frameworks and Catastrophic Climate Risks"

Antony Millner
University of California at Berkeley


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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October 13 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Underfunded State Pensions: The Size of the Problem, the Obstacles to Reform and the Best Path Forward"

Thomas J. Healey
HKS Senior Fellow

Carl Hess
President of Towers Watson Investment Services, Inc. 


To view the presentation, click here.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 14 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Smart Growth and Wellbeing: A Small Scale Example of Transforming Purpose"

Michiel Godfried (Mike) Eman
Prime Minister of Aruba


In commemoration of 25 years of Aruba's autonomy within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Michiel Godfried "Mike" Eman will describe how this small island nation is successfully meeting the challenges of the global economy on wholly new terms. Prime Minister Eman is undertaking transforming leadership in Aruba: Social-economic progress based on creating a national consensus that supports smart growth capable of addressing the enormous challenge of delivering a lasting prosperity. His vision includes moving Aruba to 40% alternative energy and investing in shared goals, assets and infrastructures, including urban renewal and increased energy and resource efficiency: all based on the fundamental goal of pursuing wellbeing and happiness for Aruba's citizens.

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

To read coverage of this seminar, click here.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 19 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"The Environment, Trade, and Directed Technical Change"

David Hemous
Harvard University


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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October 20|Business & Government Seminar Series

"Regulatory Capture: A New Look at an Old Problem"

David Moss
John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School


In recent years, the study of regulatory capture has begun to turn a corner. An early focus on models of regulatory decision making is increasingly being complemented by fine-grained empirical work on regulation and the role of special-interest groups in the regulatory process. Drawing on a forthcoming volume, Preventing Capture: Special Interest Influence in Regulation and How to Limit It, the talk will highlight some of the implications of this new empirical orientation, including more accurate assessments of when capture does and does not occur and novel ideas about how capture might actually be prevented (or at least substantially limited) in practice. Examples will be provided from several regulatory areas, with a special focus on broadcast regulation.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 24 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"China's energy future"

Trevor Houser
Peterson Institute for International Economics


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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October 27 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Energy Technology Innovation Systems: Lessons from the Global Energy Assessment"

Arnulf Grubler
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


This event is being co-sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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October 27 |Business & Government Seminar

"Social Responsibility in the Private and Public Sectors"

Esko Aho
Executive Vice President for Corporate Relations and Responsibility, Nokia
Prime Minister of Finland, 1991-1995

This event is being co-sponsored by the Business & Government PIC.

T-102, Cason Conference Room (WAPPP)
4-5:30PM

Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to jennifer_nash@harvard.edu

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October 28 |Business & Government Student Panel

"Making Markets Work Better: Student Experiences in Regulatory Policy"

This panel discussion of HKS students highlights the powerful role that regulators play in public and private  policies. Hear from students who have shaped regulatory policy in Washington, DC and internationally. Hosted by Prof. Joseph Aldy, Regulatory Policy Program Chair.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12 - 1PM

Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to jennifer_nash@harvard.edu

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October 31 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Legal and Regulatory Challenges to Moving Energy and Climate Policy Forward"

Jody Freeman
Harvard Law School


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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November 1|WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

"Nuclear Power after Fukushima"

Charles Ferguson
President, Federation of American Scientists

This event is being co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Tsai Auditorium (S010)
Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street
12:30-2PM

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November 2 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Do EPA Regulations Affect Labor Demand? Evidence from the Pulp and Paper Industry"

Wayne Gray
Clark University


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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November 3 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"The Economics of Housing Finance Reform"

David Scharfstein
Harvard Business School


This seminar will address the two leading types of proposals for reform of the housing finance system: (i) broad-based, explicit, priced government guarantees of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and (ii) privatization. Both proposals have drawbacks. Properly-priced guarantees would have little effect on mortgage interest rates relative to unguaranteed mortgage credit during normal times, and would expose taxpayers to moral-hazard risk with little benefit. Privatization reduces, but does not eliminate, the government’s exposure to mortgage credit risk. It also leaves the economy and financial system exposed to destabilizing boom and bust cycles in mortgage credit. Based on this analysis, we argue that the main goal of housing finance reform should be financial stability, not the reduction of mortgage interest rates. To this end, we propose that the private market should be the main supplier of mortgage credit, but that it should be carefully regulated. This will require new approaches to regulating mortgage securitization. Moreover, we argue that while government guarantees of MBS have little value in normal times, they can be are valuable in periods of significant stress to the financial system, such as in the recent financial crisis.  Thus, we propose the creation of a government-owned corporation that would play the role of “guarantor-of-last-resort” of newly-issued (not legacy) MBS during periods of crisis.

Click here for additional information.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45 - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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November 5 |The Harvard Leadership Conference

"Collaborating for Change"

The Leadership Conference will consist of skills building sessions, speakers, and curated, thematic studio spaces which serve to initiate and foster an engaging and participatory experience for attendees through case studies, simulated negotiations, role play, etc. led by faculty and area experts. Topics include pressing issues around climate change, health equity, human rights, trans-nationalism, culture and society, among many others. Please register and plan on participating in the conference.

For additional details, or to register, click here.

Northwest Laboratory Spaces
10AM - 6PM

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November 7 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Truth-telling by Third-Party Environmental Auditors: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in India"

Rohini Pande
Harvard Kennedy School


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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November 9 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Global imbalances and world growth: Where do we stand?"

Jean-Pierre Landau
Second Deputy Governor of The Banque De France


External imbalances have been a source of concern for many years and  are often seen as one important cause of the financial crisis. Reducing those imbalances is a priority for the G20. The discussion, however, is proving very difficult, with member countries mutually challenging their respective monetary and exchange rate policies. Such focus on short term policy measures may be misplaced and lead to unfavorable outcomes and lower growth. A different approach is needed, addressing the structural causes of global imbalances, with policy measures aimed at long term growth and, as a consequence, an acceptance that external imbalances are here to stay.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45 - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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November 9 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Goal-Setting and Energy Efficiency"

Matthew Harding
Stanford University


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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November 10 |Panel

"Countdown to Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development"

John Matuszak
Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs
U.S. State Department

Jorge Laguna Celis
Second Secretary
Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations

Felix Dodds
Executive Director
Stakeholder Forum

Moderated by Prof. Joseph Aldy
Chair, Regulatory Policy Program


Sponsored by the Energy & Environmental PIC, The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Regulatory Policy Program, Belfer Center Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12:30 - 2PM

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November 14 |Special Event: 19th Annual Doyukai Symposium
9AM - 5PM | Seating available by reservation only. RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

"The Responsibilities of the U.S. and Japan in Promoting Global Stability and Growth"

This day-long symposium features opening remarks from HKS Dean David Ellwood and presentations by Harvard professors Anthony Saich, Joseph Nye, Ezra Vogel, Robert Glauber, and Roger Porter, as well as presentations from members of the Kansai Keizai Doyukai business association of Osaka, Japan. Topics to be discussed include security and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Session I ~ The Rise of China: Challenges and Opportunities in the China-US-Japan Trilateral Relationship
featuring addresses by Harvard Professors Anthony Saich, Ezra Vogel and Joseph Nye; and Mr. Akio Ogura, Chairman of the Kansai Keizai Doyukai Committee on National Security

Session II ~ Japan after 3.11 and the Problems for its Revival
featuring addresses by Mr. Senri Hagio, Kansai Keizai Doyukai Managing Director, and Mr. Shinichi Otake, Kansai Keizai Doyukai Co-Chairman

Session III ~ Business Strategy in Times of Uncertainty: The US Dollar, Monetary Policy and Elections
featuring addresses by Harvard Professors Robert Glauber and Roger Porter; and Mr. Koichi Kunisada and Mr. Naoki Hidaka, Co-Chairs of the Kansai Keizai Doyukai Overseas Exchange Committee

Participants are welcome to attend all or a portion of the day's session. The morning segment runs from 9-12:30 (Sessions I and II) and the afternoon segment runs from 2:30-4:30 (Session III).

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November 14 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Meeting the Energy Needs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Challenges"

Jason Bordoff
Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change, Council on Environmental Quality, and Senior Advisor for Energy and Environmental Policy
National Economic Council


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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November 14 |Annual Robert Glauber Lecture

"Making the Tax System Work for All of Us"

Douglas Shulman
Commissioner of Internal Revenue

View this lecture here.

Harvard Kennedy School Forum
6 - 7PM
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November 15|Business & Government Seminar Series

"Pushing the Envelope at OECD"

Andy Wyckoff
Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry

This presentation will look at how OECD’s unique form of high-level consensus-building has worked – or not worked – to help member nations develop pragmatic policies and to advance common understanding of social and economic change.  It will consider how this work will be affected by a growing membership and “enhanced engagement” with large developing economies such as India and China.

Click here for additional information.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu


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November 16 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"Are Institutional Investors Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution: Key Descriptive and Prescriptive Questions About Shareholders' Role in U.S. Public Equity Markets"

Ben Heineman
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Click here for additional information.

Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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November 16 |Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

"Externalizing the Internality"

Hunt Allcott
New York University


Littauer-382
4:10 - 5:30PM

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November 18 |Seminar

"Bidding Manila:A Forgotten Financial Scandal from 1930s America and Its Relevance to Modern Financial Markets"

In December 1938, a young American stockbroker was arrested and charged with attempting to manipulate the bonds of the nearly bankrupt Philippine Railway Company.   U.S. and Philippine politicians, Hollywood actors, and New York socialites turned out to be caught up in the scandal and the arrest, investigation, and trial became a tabloid sensation.  Beyond the screaming headlines, however, was an important tale about the dangers of mixing the public and private sectors in finance as well as the challenges of policing modern, global markets.   Seventy years later, the story has been completely forgotten, but it is multi-layered story worth reconstructing as regulators and markets continue to work through the enormous damage of the financial crisis.

Hal Lux
M-RCBG Senior Fellow


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
12:30 - 2PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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**CANCELLED** Will publicize a new date if/when it is scheduled

November 21 |Lecture

"Growing the Economy and Reducing the Deficit"

Jacob Lew
Director, Office of Management and Budget


Nye Conference Center (Taubman 5th floor)
4-5PM

Please RSVP to MRCBG@ksg.harvard.edu

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November 28 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Recent Developments in Shale Gas: Observations from the Vantage Point of Two New Studies (National Petroleum Council and the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board)"

Sue Tierney
Analysis Group


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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November 28 |Seminar--Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

"Data is Power, Or is It? Mobilizing the Ethical Consumer"

Dara O'Rourke
University of California, Berkeley

By simply downloading an app, consumers can access environmental, social,and health impacts of more than 140,000 products. What does this mean for market interactions? What are the implications for governance of global supply chains? GoodGuide Co-founder Dara O’Rourke will discuss the promise and peril of pushing the envelope in a new age of transparency.

This event is co-sponsored by the Transparency Policy Project and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 2000-South
4:10 - 5:30PM

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November 30 |Business & Government Seminar Series

"State Pension Crises: How Rhode Island and Utah are Dealing with it"

Read Gina Raimondo's Truth in Numbers report here.
Read Sen. Liljenquist's PowerPoint presentation here.

Thomas J. Healey
HKS Senior Fellow

Gina Raimondo
General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island

Dan Liljenquist
Utah State Senator


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
11:45AM - 1PM

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December 5 |ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series

"Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: Challenges and Opportunities"

Richard Lazarus
Harvard Law School


Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
12 - 1:30PM

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December 8 |Seminar

"Promoting Safety, Protecting the Environment and Conserving Offshore Resources Through Vigorous Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement"

Michael R. Bromwich
Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
US Department of Interior

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama Administration launched the most aggressive and comprehensive reforms to ensure the safe development of offshore oil and gas regulation and oversight in U.S. history. Director Bromwich will discuss how the administration is working to enhance the operational safety and environmental protection of oil and gas drilling and production on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
11:45 - 1PM

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