Energy Issues: Faculty Perspective, Research, Courses, Events and More

The nuclear power plant crisis affecting Japan is one in a series of recent global developments focusing attention on international energy resources and policy. Harvard Kennedy School offers a selection of faculty perspectives, research, programs, events, and courses relating to oil and gas resource development and policy, nuclear power, nuclear proliferation, and energy, technology and public policy.

Faculty Perspective | Research | Research Initiatives | Courses | Events


The Nuclear Security Summit: One Year Later
(April 13, 2011)
Experts in Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs summarize in one paragraph the achievements in the year since President Obama convened a summit on nuclear security on April 12-13, 2010. And a second paragraph on what needs to be done in the year before the follow-up summit planned for Seoul, South Korea.
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Pragmatism Influencing Energy Debates
(April 3, 2011)
Robert Stavins in The New York Times.
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How we can reduce the risk of another Fukushima
(March 23, 2011)
Op-ed in The Washington Post by Matthew Bunn.
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The IAEA and the Nuclear Crisis at Fukushima
(March 22, 2011)
Olli Heinonen in the Power and Policy blog.
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Transforming the Energy Economy: Options for Accelerating the Commercialization of Advanced Energy Technologies
(February 2011)

Promoting Safe, Secure, and Peaceful Growth of Nuclear Energy: Next Steps for Russia and the United States
(October 2010)

Transportation Revenue Options: Infrastructure, Emissions, and Congestion
(September 2010)

How Good Politics Results in Bad Policy: The Case of Biofuel Mandates
(November 2010)

The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey
(February 2010)

Oil Security and the Transportation Sector
(May 2009)

Preliminary Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Energy Innovation in The United States
(February 2009)


Science, Technology and Public Policy program

Environment and Natural Resources program

Energy, Technology Innovation Policy

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Professorship on Global Energy Policy

Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard

Managing the Atom


API-164: Energy Policy Analysis

IGA-104: Managing a Living Planet: How Interactions Among Population, Health, Resources & Environment Shape the Stage of Global Affairs

IGA-226: Geopolitics of Energy

IGA-310: Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems, and Markets

IGA-502M: Innovation, Science & Technology Policy and the Public Good

IGA-503M: Governing Science and Technology Risks and Challenges


Olli Heinenon on Japan's Nuclear Crisis (read more).

Matthew Bunn on Nuclear Proliferation (read more).

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