China Project Chosen by President Faust for $3.75 M Award from the Harvard Global Institute

October 15, 2015
China Project Chosen by President Faust for $3.75 M Award from the Harvard Global Institute

Harvard President Drew FAUST announced the selection of the China Project to receive the first anchor grant of the newly established Harvard Global Institute. This major award, at $1.25 M annually for 3 years with an option for renewal, will support collaborative research across disciplines and between Harvard and Chinese institutions on climate-related challenges. Led by Profs. Michael B. McELROY and Dale W. JORGENSON and managed by Project executive director Chris P. NIELSEN, the new program, China 2030/2050, includes a range of studies spanning atmospheric and climate science, energy science, economics, environmental health, history, law, and policy. It involves 17 faculty members from 5 Harvard schools and a similar number of collaborating professors in China.

Coordinating with the Harvard Center Shanghai, the HGI's base in China, the new program will include two major field projects: expansion of an atmospheric measurement effort initiated with Tsinghua University in 2004, and a household survey of transportation behavior, air quality, and environmental health valuation in the city of Chengdu that will apply state-of-the-art geospatial sampling methods developed by Peking University political scientists. It will also include a number of research symposia held in China and at Harvard, a series of high-profile public lectures, and a summer short course for a select cohort of Harvard and Chinese student participants.