2016 Spring Seminar and Public Lecture Schedule

The China Project hosts a long-running interdisciplinary seminar series, with talks by both external and internal researchers. Seminars are usually held at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and are open to the public.

In 2016 the China Project and the Harvard Global Institute also initiated a series of occasional University-Wide Public Lectures under their China 2030/2050 Initiative. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Climate Nationalism: Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change in China
John Chung-En LIU, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; co-sponsored by Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Co-Benefits of Global Greenhouse Gas Mitigation for US Air Quality and Health through Dynamical Downscaling, and its Application to China  
ZHANG Yuqiang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Water and Climate Change: Adaptation, Uncertainty, Decision Scaling, and the Implications for China
Casey BROWN, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
The Urban Consumption of the ‘Green’ Countryside: Politics of Environmental Research in Contemporary China
Elizabeth LORD, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Monday, March 28, 2016, 12:00 PM

Energy Policy Seminar and China Project Research Seminar

Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Renewable Power Integration in China
CHEN Xinyu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard China Project
Sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Policy Research and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy project, Harvard Kennedy School; co-sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
SPECIAL EVENT: UNIVERSITY-WIDE PUBLIC LECTURE
Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Confronting the Climate Crisis: Critical Roles for the U.S. and China
AL GORE, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; CHAIRMAN, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
Sponsored by the Harvard Global Institute and the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 114, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Power Market Mechanism Design in China
CHEN Qixin, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Monday, May 2, 2016, 12:00 PM
 (SHARP)
China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Haze Pollution in Northern China from a Modeling Perspective
GAO Meng, postdoctoral fellow, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, University of Iowa
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:30 PM
 
China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 213 (Brooks Room), 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA (***NOTE CHANGED ROOM***)
Modeling Contributions to CO2 Measured at a Site in Northern China (2005-2009)
Archana DAYALU, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:30 PM

China Project Research Seminar

Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Emissions Trading in Urban China
Iza DING, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University
Sponsored by the China Project, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences