Article in the Boston Globe that shares recent findings by Harvard scientists that indicate that formaldehyde may be responsible for extreme pollution events in China and that cutting emissions may offer quicker results for cleaning up air pollution. The research was a collaboration between Harvard University, Tsinghua University, and the Harbin Institute of Technology. The research was co-authored by J. William Mungerand Daniel J. Jacob, with collaboration from Frank Keutsch, and the work was funded by an award to the Harvard-China... Read more about Boston Globe: "Harvard researchers say they may have solved mystery of Beijing's air pollution woes"
During HUBweek, "an idea festival that...brings together individuals and groups pushing the bounds of innovation in their industries," Ash Carter will lead a "conversation about the shared responsibility of government, business, and academica to protect the public from the negative effects of technological advancement while advancing the good that comes from innovation." Carter is an HGI grant recipient whose 2018 project is entitled, " Controlling Confrontation: How Emerging Technologies Are Increasing the Risk of Conflict Between the United States and China." The event is... Read more about Harvard Gazette: "HUBweek returns with fresh ideas"
Harvard Divinity School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School hosted a panel of Anglican bishops from Africa to discuss the role of faith and communities in working to end malaria and save lives. Dyann Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, served as a moderator along with HDS Professor of African Religious Traditions Jacob Olupona. Wirth is an HGI grant recipient for her project, "Genetic Approaches to Malaria Surveillance and Elimination in China."
"A group of Harvard undergraduates spent the summer in China, working on solutions to an array of environmental problems ranging from examining ozone pollution's effects on crops to analyzing household electricity demand to studying ways to remediate arsenic contamination of groundwater... The internships were jointly sponsored by the Harvard China Project and the Harvard Global Institute."
Article published in American Affairs Journal by HGI grant recipient James Hankins, detailing his summer research that seeks to answer, "whether [meritocracy] should become the leading principle of the whole political system..., a preferred method of selection for office, or simply an ethos spread by culture and education," with a focus on Japan and China.
Professor James Hankins will be a panelist on a roundtable hosted by the Department of Politics and Public Administration of The University of Hong Kong on June 7, 2018. The roundtable focuses on the traditions of political meritocracy in the East and West, their successes and failures, and "prospects for reinvigorating meitocratic practices in East Asian and Western politics." Professor Hankins and Professor Peter Bol received a grant from HGI in 2017 for their project, "Political Meritocracy in Comparative Historical Perspective."
Research published in Nature Energy, with contributions from HGI grant recipient Michael McElroy, offers a strategy for reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality with electric vehicles in Beijing.