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Research Workshop on Subnational Climate Change Policy

August 1, 2019
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements conducted a research workshop on July 18–19, 2019 titled “Subnational Climate Change Policy in China.” Tsinghua University’s Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy — directed by Professor Zhang Xiliang — hosted and co-sponsored the workshop. The Harvard Global Institute provided major support for the project... Read more about Research Workshop on Subnational Climate Change Policy

U.S.-China Cybersecurity Group Explores Mutual Interests, Goals

June 7, 2019

In April, the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) joined the Belfer Center’s Cyber Project in hosting their second working group meeting, a Track II dialogue to facilitate discussions between the U.S. and China  on the risks of cyber conflict. The meeting, which included representatives from both countries’ tech sectors, explored existing and new tools for mitigating these risks and looking into possible areas for collaboration.

“The U.S. and China have a tremendous amount of power in cyber, and without appropriate dialogue there is a heightened...

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Carbon-negative power generation for China

April 8, 2019

Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, recipient of the HGI grant “China 2030/2050: Energy and Environmental Challenges for the Future,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on a strategy for China to move towards carbon-negative electricity generation. Findings may help the country mitigate air pollution and meet its Paris Agreement goals....

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Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on Severe Wintertime Particulate Pollution Events in Beijing Using Extreme Value Theory

February 16, 2019

Lead author Harvard College junior Drew Pendergrass, and co-authors of Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Lu L. Shen, Professor Daniel J. Jacob, and Loretta J. Mickley, published HGI-funded research in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper discusses developing a statistical model relating the probability of extreme pollution events in Beijing to local weather variables. The full paper is available at: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/...

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HGI Expressions of Interest Due January 22

December 13, 2018

The Harvard Global Institute (HGI) is now accepting expressions of interest for its fifth grant cycle. HGI provides funding for research that targets problems of global significance, with an eye to developing creative thinking and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. As in previous years, large and small grants will be available to support interdisciplinary collaborations and collaborative projects in any field; to be eligible for consideration, projects must include some component that incorporates research in China or with Chinese scholars or institutions. Brief expressions of interest are due Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through the Harvard University Funding Portal.

Political Meritocracy in Comparative Historical Perspective Conference

November 20, 2018

As part of their 2017 HGI grant award, Peter Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and James Hankins, Professor of History, hosted a conference on "Political Meritocracy in Comparative Historical Perspective" at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University on November 1-2, 2018. The conference brought together Chinese and Western experts in political theory and the history of political thought to discuss how to improve the moral and intellectual qualities of governing elites and how better to...

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Dyann Wirth provides expert analysis for CNN article on malaria increase

November 19, 2018
A CNN article discussing the recent and significant rise of malaria casses in 13 countries includes expert analysis from Dyann Wirth, professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Wirth received an HGI grant in 2018 for her project that seeks to assist China in its efforts toward malaria elimination.

Rohini Pande Honored by the American Economic Association

October 24, 2018
Professor Rohini Pande, Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design, will receive the 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) wihtin the American Economic Association for her work in advancing the status of women in economics. Professor Pande is a 2017 HGI grant recipient for her project with Professor Daniel Nocera entitled, "Scientific and Policy Solutions for Climate Change in India."