Economics & Global Affairs

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In 2011, science advisors to the presidents of China and the United States, Wan Gang and John P. Holdren, hold a photo of the historic 1979 U.S.-China agreement on science and engineering.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Center's Energy Work Wields Impact and Influence Around the World

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

The Belfer Center began researching energy technology issues in the late 1990s. Its mission was “to determine and promote the adoption of effective strategies for developing and deploying cleaner and more efficient energy technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and stress on water resources, and improve economic development.”

In this issue, we look at the history and influence of the Center’s energy innovation efforts in the past two decades by focusing primarily on ETIP’s work in the U.S. and China.

President Barack Obama gets direction from his science advisor John P. Holdren during an event on the South Lawn of the White House to explore the stars with middle school students.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Spotlight on John P. Holdren

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

As assistant to the president for science and technology, director of the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy, and co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Holdren has worked closely with Obama to reinvigorate America’s scientific capabilities on a range of policy fronts, from climate change and renewable energy to health care and nanotechnology.

New Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos (left) with Minos A. Zombanakis, Belfer Center International Council member.

Martha Stewart

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Belfer Faculty Member Lucas Papademos Named Prime Minister of Greece

Winter 2011-2012

Lucas Papademos, the Belfer Center-based Minos A. Zombanakis Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named prime minister of Greece and will lead an interim government of national unity until elections in just over three months.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2010-11

| Winter 2010-11

The Winter 2010/11 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This issue highlights a major Belfer Center conference on technology and governance, the Center's involvement in the nuclear threat documentary Countdown to Zero, and a celebration of Belfer Center founder Paul Doty.

 

Educational Distinction: Minos Zombanakis (center) with his family at the Harvard Kennedy School celebration of the Zombanakis professorship.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

New Professorship Named for Minos Zombanakis

| Summer 2010

The Belfer Center launched a new professorship this spring named for Minos A.Zombanakis, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank's International Advisory Council for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, a Harvard Kennedy School alum and member of the Belfer Center International Council.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Dubai Initiative Conference Encourages Middle East Adaptation, Innovation

Summer 2010

"Innovation and Adaptation in the Middle East"-the Dubai Initiative's annual conference in May-explored unique responses to the challenges facing the region. Topics included state formation and the role of political Islam, the challenges of the "youth bulge" in the region, and the changing financial markets and global economies.

Royal Treatment: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Professor Robert Lawrence, faculty chair of Harvard Kennedy School’s Leading for the Future program.

Middle East Initiative Photo

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Program in Jordan Builds on Kennedy School-Middle East Relations

| Summer 2010

King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein welcomed Belfer Center and other Harvard Kennedy School faculty to Jordan in January to launch a pioneering Kennedy School executive program titled "Leading for the Future: The Middle East in a Changing World."

Wise Counsel: Paul Volcker (2nd from left), with (l to r) Robert Belfer, James Schlesinger, and Graham Allison.

Photo by Martha Stewart

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Volcker, Holdren Headline International Council Debate of Critical Issues

| Summer 2010

Paul Volcker and John Holdren headlined the annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council. Volcker, chair of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, launched a thought-provoking discussion of "The American Economy, the Global Economy, and the Financial Order." Holdren provided an insightful look into the Administration's policies regarding science and technology.

John P. Holdren (center left), director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, makes a point to President Barack Obama (center right) at the first meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in August.

PCAST Photo

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Belfer Center Colleagues Impact Policy in D.C.

| Winter 2009-10

Climate and energy policy, economic reforms, and defense planning - these are among the plethora of issues Belfer Center colleagues are currently tackling in Washington, D.C. Following is a sampling of work underway by John P. Holdren, Lawrence Summers, and Michèle Flournoy. For more about Belfer colleagues in Washington, see http://belfercenter.org/governmentappointees.

Martin Feldstein (left), a member of the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard Kennedy School professor, offer insight and analysis of the economic crisis during the Center’s International Council meeting in April.

Photo by Martha Stewart

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Economic Experts Suggest Causes, Next Steps for Economy

| Summer 2009

Global leaders are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Though Lawrence Summers, on leave from Harvard Kennedy School and the Belfer Center to serve as director of the National Economic Council, predicted that the sense of "freefall" may end in the next several months, a recovery is likely to still be some distance away. Belfer Center experts offer their thoughts on where the situation is headed, and what policymakers should do now.