Event Calendar

First Generation College Students: How Campus Leaders Can Support Their Continued Success

Fall semester 2016

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

Click here for information about this semester's study groups.

Thursday, September 1

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

Thursday, September 8

Business & Government Seminar

Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges

James M. Stone
Founder and Chief Executive, Plymouth Rock, former chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

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

Saturday, September 10

Seminar

Emerging Technologies and Global Development

Chaired by Professor Calestous Juma

Click here for additional information.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Starr Auditorium (2nd Floor Belfer)
9am-5pm

Monday, September 12

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Accidents of Geography: Creating Genetic Cartographies of the Middle East

Elise K. Burton
Harvard University

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

Wednesday, September 14

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Federal Coal Program Reform, the Clean Power Plan, and the Interaction of Upstream and Downstream Climate Policies

James Stock
Harvard University

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, September 15

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Securing Our Financial Future: Recommendations to Improve America's Retirement Security and Personal Savings
(See report)

Brigitte Madrian
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management
HKS

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

Thursday, September 15

Annual Robert Glauber Lecture

Emerging Issues in Bank Regulation

Thomas J. Curry
Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury

JFK Jr. Forum
6pm

Monday, September 19

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

The Competing Imaginaries of Solar Geoengineering

Jeremy Baskin
University of Melbourne

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

Wednesday, September 21

Business & Government Seminar

Social Innovation in Africa: A practical guide for scaling impact

Ndidi Nwuneli
Director, African Philanthropy Forum
Founder, LEAP Africa

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer)
9-10am

Wednesday, September 21

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Capital versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Energy

Todd Gerarden
Harvard University

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, September 22

Business & Government Seminar

Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform

Malcolm Sparrow
Professor of Practice of Public Management Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, HKS

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

Monday, September 26

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Get the structure right: Lessons from the Israeli energy market

Orit Farkash HaCohen
Israel Electric Authority, 2011-2016

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, September 26

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Post-Belmont Research Ethics: Reporting Personal Exposure Data to Participants

Phil Brown
Northeastern University

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

Wednesday, September 28

Study group

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Wednesday, September 28

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Heat Exposure and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from NYC Public Schools

Jisung Park
Harvard University

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, September 29

Business & Government Seminar

The Right Corporate Approach to Public Policy

Benjamin Heineman
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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

Monday, October 3

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Governments as Partners: The Role of Collaboration in US Cleantech Startup Innovation

Claudia Doblinger
University of Regensburg, Germany

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, October 3

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Normalization by Other Means: The Failed Techno-Diplomacy of Light Water Reactor Export to North Korea

Christopher Lawrence
Harvard

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

Thursday, October 6

Business & Government Seminar

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies

Calestous Juma
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Thursday, October 6

Study group

Topics in International Financial Regulation and Policy

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Thursday, October 6 (Postponed)

Study group

POSTPONED - This session will be rescheduled: The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Tuesday, October 11

Luncheon Talk

A Conversation with Mr. Mueller: Questions at Europe's Security and Technology Nexus

Guido Muller
Vice President of the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst)

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies

RSVP required. Email luka.oreskovic@gmail.com for location information

1pm

Tuesday, October 11

M-RCBG Fall Student Reception

With remarks from:

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

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

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

M-RCBG Conference Room (5th Floor Belfer)
2:30-3:30pm

Thursday, October 13

Seminar

Private Prisons: A Stiff Sentence for Prisoners and Investors Alike

Brandon Barford
Beacon Policy Advisors

Fainsod (3rd Floor Littauer)
9-10am

Thursday, October 13

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

The Regulatory Landscape Facing the Next President

Susan Dudley
Director, GW Regulatory Studies Center
Former OIRA Administrator

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

Thursday, October 13

Conversation

The Future of Housing Finance

Edward L. Golding
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Commissioner, Federal Housing Administration

David Scharfstein
Professor of Finance and Banking, HBS
Co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer)
5:30-7pm

Friday, October 14

Study group

Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot with guest speaker Claire Sunderland Hay, Head of the Bank of England’s FinTech Accelerator

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Monday, October 17

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies

Paul Beaton
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, October 17

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Governance by Committee: Stem Cell Research Oversight and Deliberation in the USA

Rachel Douglas-Jones
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tuesday, October 18

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Science and Democracy Lecture
Looking Up: How Coalitions of Bottom-up Organizations are Driving Action for Sustainable Development

Rachel Kyte
CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

Emerson Hall, Rm 105 
5-7pm

Wednesday, October 19

Study group

Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call it a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do To Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy

Session 1:  Utility Transformation – Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed? – The Regulator’s Perspective

Guests:

Ann Berwick, former Chair of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission and Massachusetts Undersecretary for Energy

Janet Besser, Vice President for Policy, Northeast Clean Energy Council; former Chair of Massachusetts Public Utility Commission and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for National Grid

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow John Devillars

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Thursday, October 20

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Change Uncertainty

Gernot Wagner
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Richard Zeckhauser
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Thursday, October 20

European Economic Policy Forum

Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis

George Papaconstantinou
Former Minister of Finance, Greece (2009-2011)
Former Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece (2011-2012)

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies

Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
2:15-4pm

Monday, October 24

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Change Uncertainty

Gernot Wagner
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Richard Zeckhauser
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, October 24

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Three Scientists Walk Into a Barricade...Expert Mobilization in Two Boston-Area Social Movements

Scott Frickel
Brown University

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

Wednesday, October 26

Study group

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands 

Fainsod (Littauer 324) 

3:30-5:00 pm – Additional details here

Wednesday, October 26

Study group

Addressing complexity: smallholder farmers facing climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Simon Winter

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room) 

4:00- 5:30  Additional details here

Wednesday, October 26

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Subsidies for Succulents: The Welfare Impacts of the Las Vegas Cash for Grass Program

Jonathan Baker
Harvard University

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, October 27

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

The Political Economy of Policy Redundancy

Joseph Aldy
HKS

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

Thursday, October 27

Study Group

The Financial Education of the Eurozone

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Christopher Smart

Rubenstein Building, 4th floor, CID Perkins Conference Room

4:00- 5:30  Additional details here

Monday, October 31

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Bridging the Basic--Applied Dichotomy: Implications for redesign of U.S. Energy Policy and National Laboratories

Venkatesh Narayanamurti
Harvard

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, October 31

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Coastal South Asia and the Technologies of Risk

Sunil Amrith
Harvard

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

Tuesday, November 1

Harvard Kennedy School Healthcare Policy Program Seminar

The Challenge of Protecting the Public and Promoting Innovation

Dr. Robert Califf
Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Moderated by Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, HKS

Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and the Institute of Politics
Malkin Penthouse (4th Fl. Littauer)
4-5:30pm

Tuesday, November 1

Study group

Electric Sector Climate Policy Initiatives: The California Case Study

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Larry Makovich

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Wednesday, November 2

Study group

Lending--the Answer or the Problem for Low-Income Americans?

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Todd Baker with Guest Speaker: Susan WeinstockDirector of the Office of Consumer Policy, US Department of the Treasury

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Wednesday, November 2

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

The Political Economy of Weak Treaties

Bard Harstad
University of Oslo

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, November 3

Business & Government Seminar

First Generation College Students: How Campus Leaders Can Support Their Continued Success

Prof. Richard Light
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Rachel L. Gable
Ed.D. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Asst. Dir. of Academic Programming, VCU Globe, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bell Hall
11:45-1

Friday, November 4

Study Group on Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot

Regulation Innovation – Rethinking the labyrinth:  Lyn Farrell on what’s wrong with consumer financial protection regulation and how to fix it. 

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG Conference Room) Additional details here
2:00-3:30

Monday, November 7

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future

Michael McElroy
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, November 7

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Radiation and Restoration: The Politics of Ecological Care

Laura Martin
Harvard, HUCE

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

Monday, November 14

**CANCELLED**
ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Which Social Cost of Carbon?

Matthew Kotchen
Yale University

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, November 14

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Ruderal Ecologies: Re-Thinking Urban Infrastructure in a World of Rubble

Bettina Stoetzer
MIT

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

Monday, November 14

Study group

Lending--the Answer or the Problem for Low-Income Americans?

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Todd Baker with guest speaker Nick Bourke

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Wednesday, November 16

Business & Government Seminar

The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby
Council on Foreign Relations

Bell Hall
12-1pm

Wednesday, November 16

Study group

Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call it a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do To Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy--The Utility’s Perspective

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow John DeVillars with guest speaker Edward Young, Director of US Strategy at National Grid

Taubman Building, 1st floor, WAPPP Cason Conference Room (Rm 102)
4:00-5:30 pm– Additional details here

Wednesday, November 16

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Compatibility and Investment in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market

Jing Li
Harvard University

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, November 17

Business & Government Seminar

Europe after Brexit: A Proposal for a Continental Partnership

Paul Tucker
Former M-RCBG Senior Fellow
Deputy Governor, Bank of England (2009-2013)

Discussants: M-RCBG senior fellow Christopher Smart and Karl Kaiser, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at HKS and senior associate of the Program on Transatlantic Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. 

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

Thursday, November 17

Study Group

The Financial Education of the Eurozone

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Christopher Smart

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room)

4:00- 5:30  Additional details here

Friday, November 18

Study group

Addressing complexity: smallholder farmers facing climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Simon Winter

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG conference room) 

2:00- 3:30  Additional details here

Monday, November 21

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

Mexico's Energy Reform

Lourdes Melgar
MIT
Former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, Mexico

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, November 21

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi

Gokce Gunel
Columbia University

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

Tuesday, November 22

Study group

Mapping the Least Cost Pathway to Reducing Electricity Carbon Footprints: The Texas Case Study

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Larry Makovich

Belfer 503
4:00-5:30 pm – Additional details here

Monday, November 28

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

The Geopolitics of the New Energy Abundance

Meghan O'Sullivan
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, November 28

Program on Science, Technology & Society Seminar

The Promise and Peril of Human Rights Technology

Jay D. Aronson
Carnegie Mellon University

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

Monday, November 28

Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture

A Conversation with Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States

Moderated by Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Healthcare Policy Program, Institute of Politics and the Center for Public Leadership.

JFK Jr. Forum
6pm

Wednesday, November 30

Study Group

The Politics of Electric Utility Reform--Session 3 of Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call it a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do to Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy

M-RCBG Senior Fellow John DeVillars with guest speaker Edward H. Comer, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute

Taubman Building, 2nd Floor, Room T-202
4-5:30pm--Additional Details here

Wednesday, November 30

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Anchored in the Past: Persistent Price Effects of Obsolete Vineyard Ratings in France

Andrew Plantinga
University of California, Santa Barbara

Room L-382
4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, December 1

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Valuing Regulations Affecting Addictive or Habitual Goods

David M. Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University

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

Monday, December 5

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar

How should regulators incorporate claims of value that are exogenous to the actual supply & delivery of electricity?

Travis Kavulla
Montana Public Service Commission
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Bell Hall (5th Fl Belfer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, December 5

Study Group

Next Generation Tools for Utility Regulators To Advance a Clean Energy Economy
(Session 4 of Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call it a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do To Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy)

A discussion with Travis Kavulla, Montana Public Service Commission & National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow John DeVillars

Belfer 503
1:30-2:30 pm – Additional details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLIER THIS YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER 2016)

Friday, January 29

PIC Event

Davos Debrief

Prof Graham Allison
Prof. Iris Bohnet
Prof. Ricardo Hausmann
Prof. Jonathan Zittrain

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor

Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman)
1-2pm

Monday, February 1

STS Circle at Harvard

The Past as Proof

Jill Lepore
Harvard

Malkin Penthouse (4th Fl. Littauer)
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, February 2

Study Group

Addressing Climate Risks in Developing Country Food Systems: Exploring Solutions

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Simon Winter

4:00-5:30 pm – Details and sign-up are here

Wednesday, February 3

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States

Solomon Hsiang
University of California, Berkeley

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, February 4

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

OSHA: Job Killer or Stopping Jobs that Kill?

David Levine
Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Missed this seminar? Listen to the podcast here.

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

Thursday, February 4

Study Group

Urban Revitalization

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Stan Marcuss

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer Building #501)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Monday, February 8

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Default Effects, Follow-on Behavior, and Welfare in Residential Electricity Pricing Programs
Catherine Wolfram
Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

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

Monday, February 8

STS Circle at Harvard

Playlist from the Terrestrial Analog: Towards an Ecology of Outer Space

Larissa Belcic
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Wednesday, February 10

Study Group on Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot

Guest speaker: Dan Quan, Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

Carr Conference Room (Rubenstein 219)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Thursday, February 11

M-RCBG Spring Student Reception

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

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

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

Thursday, February 11

Study Group

Making it Harder for the Bad Guys: The Case for Eliminating High Denomination Banknotes

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Peter Sands

4:00-5:30 pm – Details and sign-up are here

Friday, February 12

Study Group

"Creating and Capturing Value" for Non-Profits

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Paul Verdin

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer Building #503)
1:00-2:30 pm - additional details here

Tuesday, February 16

B&G PIC Event

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S. Trade Agenda

Dr. Rodney Ludema
U.S Department of State

Land Hall (4th Floor Belfer)
5-6pm

Thursday, February 18

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Regulatory Process and Priorities in the Obama Administration

Howard Shelanski
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)

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

Monday, February 22

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The Paris Agreement

Robert Stavins
Harvard Kennedy School
Robert Stowe
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Monday, February 22

STS Circle at Harvard

Pepsin Era--Artificially Digested Foods and the Eating Body

Lisa Haushofer
Harvard

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Wednesday, February 24

Study Group on Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ole Austvik

This session: "The Economics of Shale Gas & Tight Oil Production"
Guest speaker:  Dr. Robert L. Kleinberg, Schlumberger, Cambridge Massachusetts

Rubenstein 219 (Carr conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Wednesday, February 24

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors

Erin Mansur
Dartmouth

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Monday, February 29

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Clean Power Plan Model Rules: Pathways for Implementation

Kate Konschnik
Harvard Law School

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

Monday, February 29

STS Circle at Harvard

Responsible Innovation and Public Values in the Dutch Shale Gas Controversy

Behnam Taebi
Harvard Kennedy School

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Wednesday, March 2

Study Group on Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
Led by former M-RCBG Senior Fellow Howard Wolk

This session: "Early Stage Investing: Boston and Silicon Valley"
Guest speakers: Nicole Stata (Boston Seed Capital) and Mike Hirshland (Resolute Ventures)

Fainsod Room (Littauer 324)
4:00-5:30 pm

Wednesday, March 2

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Children's Lead Levels and Black-White Test Score Gaps

Janet Currie
Princeton University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, March 3

Business & Government Seminar

Protecting the U.S. & International Financial Systems

Paul Tucker
Chair of the Systemic Risk Council

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

Thursday, March 3

Study Group

Urban Revitalization

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Stan Marcuss

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer Building #501)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Monday, March 7

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Retail Choice in Electricity: What Have We Learned in 20 Years?

Mathew Morey
Christensen Associates Energy Consulting, LLC

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

Monday, March 7

STS Circle at Harvard

Platformizing Higher Education: Computer Science and the Making of MOOC Infrastructures

Shreeharsh Kelkar
MIT

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Monday, March 7

Study Group: Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy

This session: "The Failure of Long-term Oil Price Forecasting"
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ole Austvik

Fainsod (Littauer 324)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Tuesday, March 8

Study Group

CANCELLED

Addressing Climate Risks in Developing Country Food Systems: Exploring Solutions

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Simon Winter

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
4:00-5:30 pm – additional details here

Wednesday, March 9

Study Group on Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
Led by former M-RCBG Senior Fellow Howard Wolk

This session: "The Biotechnology Ecosytem:  Commercializing Research"
Guest speaker: Todd Foley, MPM Capital 

Carr Conference Room (Rubenstein building 219)
4:00-5:30 pm

Thursday, March 10

Business & Government Seminar

Transforming New York City's Economy
(listen to a recording of the seminar here; view the slides)

Robert Steel
CEO, Perella Weinberg Partners
Formerly New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in the Bloomberg Administration

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

Monday, March 21

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Electricity Market Developments in Mexico

Jeffrey Pavlovic
Mexican Ministry of Energy

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

Monday, March 21

STS Circle at Harvard

Risk, Feminism, and AIDS

Aziza Ahmed
Northeastern Law School

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Monday, March 21

Study Group on Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot

Guest speaker: Steve Antonakes, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Eastern Bank; former Deputy Director of the CFPB

Fainsod (Littauer 324)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Tuesday, March 22

Study Group 

Out of Reach: Regressive Trends in Credit Card Access

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Marshall Lux and M-RCBG Research Associate Robert Greene

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG Conference Room)
4:00-5:30 pm

Friday, March 25

Seminar

Homeland Security in the Global Age: Oxymoron or New Normal?

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

L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer)
10:15-11:30 am

Monday, March 28

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Renewable Power Integration in China

Xinyu Chen
Harvard China Project

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

Monday, March 28

STS Circle at Harvard

The File and the Checkpoint: Managing Citizenship in Israel and India after Independence

Yael Berda
Hebrew University

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, March 29

**CANCELLED**

Study Group on Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
Led by former M-RCBG Senior Fellow Howard Wolk

This session: "Financing Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing"
Guest speakers: Willy Foote (Root Capital) and Lauren Cochran (BlueHaven Initiative)

Belfer 503 (M-RCBG Conference Room)
4:00-5:30 pm

Wednesday, March 30

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Collective Action in an Asymmetric World

Cuicui Chen
Harvard University
Richard Zeckhauser
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, March 31

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Current Issues in Bank Regulations

Thomas J. Curry
U.S. Treasury Department

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

Thursday, March 31

Study Group on Regulation Innovation: Protecting Consumers Through Technology & Trust
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Jo Ann Barefoot

Guest speaker:  Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury

CBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Monday, April 4

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Solar Geoengineering: An Update and Case for Research

David Keith
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Monday, April 4

STS Circle at Harvard

Sudanese Economics: Between an Environmental and a Political Imagination

Alden Young
Drexel University

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, April 5

Business & Government Seminar

A Prescription for What Ails Investors: Drug Pricing Policy as Told Through Tweets, Investigations, Regulations and Legislation

Brandon Barford
Beacon Policy Advisors

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

Tuesday, April 5

Study Group

Addressing Climate Risks in Developing Country Food Systems: Exploring Solutions

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Simon Winter

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
4:00-5:30 pm – additional details here

Wednesday, April 6

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Charging Ahead: Prepaid Metering and Electricity Use in South Africa

Kelsey Jack
Tufts University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, April 7

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar 

Informing Consumers with Numbers: Pitfalls and Principles

Jack B. Soll
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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

Monday, April 11

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

How has British Columbia's revenue-neutral carbon tax worked? A synthesis of the evidence

Brian Murray
Duke University

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

Monday, April 11

STS Circle at Harvard

Healthy Forever? Aging, Mobility, and the Transformation of Later Life

Cara Kiernan Fallon
Harvard

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, April 12

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

Abenomics: Passes, Fails, and Incompletes

Robert Alan Feldman
Managing Director and Chief Economist
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

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

Tuesday, April 12

Study Group

Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: A Discussion

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ray Fisher

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
4:00-5:30 pm – additional details here

Wednesday, April 13

Business & Government Seminar 

Carbon Tariffs: Effects in Settings with Technology Choice and Foreign Production Cost Advantage

David Drake
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Wednesday, April 13

Study group

A Conversation on Africa: Investments, Business and Government

Speakers:
Bob Diamond, Founder, Atlas Mara
Donald Kaberuka, Leader-in-residence, HKS Center for Public Leadership

Darman Room (Taubman 135)
5:00-6:30 pm

Co-sponsored with the Center for Public Leadership

Thursday, April 14

Business & Government Seminar

Thin Political Markets: The Soft Underbelly of Capitalism
Karthik Ramanna
Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBS

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

Thursday, April 14

Study Group on Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ole Austvik

This session: "North Dakota shale oil: Social and Economic impacts"
Guest speaker:  Lee Kaldor, Former Senior Policy Advisor, Legislator, and Energy Coordinator for USDA

Belfer 503 (CBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Friday, April 15

Seminar

Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
Seth M. Siegel
Author, Let There Be Water
Council on Foreign Relations member

Weil Town Hall (1st Floor Belfer)
1-2pm 

Monday, April 18

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Nuclear Energy: Obstacles and Possibilities

Matthew Bunn
Harvard Kennedy School
Joseph Lassiter
Harvard Business School

Malkin Penthouse (4th Floor Littauer)
12-1:30pm

Monday, April 18

STS Circle at Harvard

No 'Mean' Solution: The Reformulation of Statistical Science in the Early People's Republic of China

Arunabh Ghosh
Harvard

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, April 19

Study Group

Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: A Discussion

Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ray Fisher, with guest speaker Jo Ann Barefoot

M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
4:00-5:30 pm – additional details here

 

Wednesday, April 20

Science & Democracy Lecture Series

The Elusive Demos: Democracy in the Digital Age

A discussion with: Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Andy Stirling, University of Sussex; and Shiv Visvanathan, O.P. Jindal Global University

Moderated by Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School

Science Center, Lecture Hall A, Oxford Street, Harvard University
5-7pm

Thursday, April 21

Business & Government Seminar

The Future of the Conservative Policy Agenda
Michael R. Strain
Resident Scholar and Deputy Director of Economic Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

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

Thursday, April 21

Study Group on Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ole Austvik

This session: "Azerbaijan Gas in new market and geopolitical environments"
Guest speaker:  Gulmira Rzayeva, senior research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), Oxford University

Belfer 503 (CBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

Monday, April 25

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Efficiency and equity implications of different allowance allocation schemes in China's national cap-and-trade system

Pu Wang
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Monday, April 25

STS Circle at Harvard

Stanley Milgram and the Sonic Imaginary

Trevor Pinch
Cornell

Pierce 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street
12:15-2pm

Tuesday, April 26

Program on U.S. Japan Relations Seminar

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and America's Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region

Wendy Cutler
Vice President and Managing Director
Washington Office, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:30-2pm

Tuesday, April 26

Study Group on Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy
Led by M-RCBG Senior Fellow Ole Austvik

This session: "Europe & the New Russia as seen from Northern Europe"
Guest speaker: Professor Ulf Sverdrup, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Belfer 503 (CBG conference room)
4:00-5:30 pm - additional details here

 

Wednesday, April 27

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Controlling Carbon Emissions from U.S. Power Plants: How a Tradable Performance Standard Compares to a Carbon Tax

Adele Morris
Brookings Institution

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:15-5:30

Thursday, April 28

Business & Government Seminar

The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization

Steven Weisman
Peterson Institute for International Economics

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

Monday, May 2

ETIP/Consortium for Energy Policy Research

Energy Cooperation in China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative
Kaho Yu
Geopolitics of Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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

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.

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