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2002-2003 Seminar Series - "Science and Technology for Sustainable Development"
2001-2002 Seminar Series - "Science and Technology for Sustainability: The Institutional Challenges"

~ 2002 ~

Conversation on Trends, Transitions, and Sustainability. 10-13 July 2002. Tellus Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Sustainability Systems Program Summer Study.  20-26 June 2002.  Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, United States.

Mobilizing Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. 10-12 April 2002. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Organized by Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability, the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the Third World Academy of Sciences with additional support by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. [Workshop report]

"Science and Technology for a Transition Toward Sustainability" Symposium, AAAS Annual Meeting. 17 February 2002. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston, Massachusetts, United States. [Presentations given at this symposium]

Science, Technology and Sustainability: Harnessing Institutional Synergies. 6-9 February 2002. Trieste, Italy. Organized by the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Third World Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (award BCS-0004236) with contributions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Global Programs. [Draft workshop report]

Sustainability Systems Program Meetings for 200214 January, 11 February, 11 March, 8 April

 

~ 2001 ~

Next Steps in Linking the Global to the Local: Challenges for Research, Assessment and Decision making in a Multi-Level World.  Workshop at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community. 7 October 2001. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [Workshop report summary and list of participants]

Methods and Models of Vulnerability Research, Analysis and Assessment Workshop.  28-30 September 2001.  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.

Sustainability Systems Program Summer Study.  29 May - 1 June 2001.  Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, United States.

International Workshop on Vulnerability and Global Environmental Change.  17-19 May 2001.  Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. [Workshop summary]

Designing Effective Assessments:  The Role of Participation, Science and Governance, and Focus.  Workshop co-organized by the Global Environmental Assessment Project and the European Environment Agency. 1-3 March 2001. Copenhagen, Denmark. [Workshop report]

Sustainability Systems Program Meetings for 20018 January, 5 February, 12 March, 23 April, 14 May, 2 July, 13 August, 24 September, 22 October, 5 November, 12 November, 19 November, 26 November, 10 December, 17 December

 

~ 2000 ~

Friibergh Workshop on Sustainability Science. 11-14 October 2000.  Friibergh Manor, Örsundsbro, Sweden. [Workshop statement, Workshop report]

Workshop on Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Challenges for Research, Assessment and Decision Making. 22-25 May 2000. Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, United States. [Workshop report]

Sustainability Systems Program Meetings for 200018 September, 30 October, 27 November, 18 December

 

Seminar Series - "Science and Technology for Sustainability: The Institutional Challenges"

Co-sponsored by: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA), Harvard University Center for the Environment (UCE), Center for International Development (CID)

Chairs:  William Clark and Calestous Juma

For more information about upcoming seminars, check the BCSIA Calendar.

Spring Semester
30 May 2002 Looking Ahead: Issues for Science and Technology at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and Beyond - Discussions of Issues Raised at the "Synthesis Workshop on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development" held in Mexico City, 21-23 May
William Clark and Calestous Juma, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
16 May 2002 A Hilbertian Programme for Earth System Science
John Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
9 May 2002 Novel Experiments in Global Governance for Sustainable Development
Sanjeev Khagram, Kennedy School of Government
2 May 2002 Knowledge Partnerships for a Sustainable, Equitable, and Stable Western Hemisphere
Tom Malone, University Distinguished Scholar Emeritus, North Carolina State University, and Gary Yohe, John E. Andrus Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University
25 April 2002 Priorities for Investing Science and Technology for Sustainability: Discussion of Issues Raised at the Workshop "Mobilizing Science and Technology for Sustainable Development" held at Harvard University, 10-12 April
William Clark and Frank Alcock, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
18 April 2002 Science, Precaution, and Political Realism: Has the NGO-Balancing Act Succeeded?
Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
4 April 2002 An Arctic Vulnerability Study: Understanding the Consequences of Societal and Environmental Changes in the Arctic
James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and Director of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology
19 March 2002 The Globalization of Technology and Developing Countries
Daniele Archibugi, Technological Director, Italian National Research Council
14 March 2002 Conflicting Transitions: Sustainability Science and the Challenge of Urbanization in Nigeria
Akin Mabogunje, Development Policy Centre, Nigeria
7 March 2002 Learning from Field Experience in Linking Science and Technology to Sustainability: Discussion of Issues Raised at the Workshop on "Science, Technology and Sustainability: Harnessing Institutional Synergies" held at the Third World Academy of Sciences, 6-9 February
William Clark and David Cash, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
28 February 2002 Lessons from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the International Experience in Linking Science and Technology for Sustainability
Roberto Lenton, Executive Director, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
21 February 2002 Scientific and Technological Issues at the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Calestous Juma, Diego Malpede, and Vanessa Timmer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
14 February 2002 International Development and Global Stability: Rethinking Poverty and World Hunger after September 11
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, International Food Policy Research Institute
   
Fall Semester
19 December 2001 Cancelled
12 December 2001 DISTINGUISHED ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE
Design for the Real World: Ideas for Achieving Sustainable Development
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and former Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
5 December 2001 Cancelled
28 November 2001 The World Commission on Dams: An Experiment in Global Governance for Sustainable Development
Sanjeev Khagram, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
14 November 2001 Science and Technology in Nigeria's Development: The Challenge of National Policies, Linkages, Coherence and Consistency
Babatunde Thomas, Presidential Adviser on Human Resources, Science and Technology, Office of the President of Nigeria
7 November 2001 Investing in Science for Economic Development
Jeffrey Sachs, Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade and Director, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government
, Harvard University
31 October 2001 Distributed Systems for Sustainability Research, Observation, Assessment and Decision Support: Reports from the Field
David Cash, Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
24 October 2001 Reflections on the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Michael Hall, Director, Office of Global Programs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
16 October 2001 Increasing the Contribution of Atmospheric Sciences to Sustainable Development: Institutional Experiences in International Environmental Governance (Lecture available in PDF format)
Godwin Obasi, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization
16 October 2001 Science and International Governance: The Case of Climate Change Research
Godwin Obasi, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization
12 October 2001 International Environmental Research Programmes and the Sustainability Challenge
Jill Jäger, Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
10 October 2001 Science, Technology and Sustainability in the United Nations System:  Prospects for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Calestous Juma, Senior Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government
, Harvard University
3 October 2001 Science, Technology and Diplomacy: Experiences from Global Biodiversity Negotiations
Ambassador Vicente Sanchez, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sustainable Development, Bolivar University, Santiago, Chile and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland
26 September 2001 Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development
William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
19 September 2001 New Modernities: Reimagining Science, Technology and Development
Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
12 September 2001 Science and Technology for Sustainability: The Institutional Challenges
 

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