Spring 2014 Seminar & Public Lecture Schedule

The China Project hosts a long-running interdisciplinary seminar series, with talks by both external and internal researchers, during the academic year. Seminars are normally held at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (usually Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.) and are open to the public.

This semester the Harvard China Project has also initiated a university-wide public lecture series, titled "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development," jointly with the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Public lectures in this series, which will continue into the 2014-2015 academic year, are also listed here. They are held in varying university lecture halls. Videos of these lectures are posted on this site roughly three weeks after they are held.

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 3:30 PM
China Project Seminar

"China's Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Various Scales and Perspectives"
WANG Haikun, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Nanjing University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard China Project
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 3:30 PM
China Project Seminar

"The Balancing Challenge of Electric Power Systems Under High Renewable Penetration with Examples in China"
ZHANG Ning, Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard China Project
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.

Thursday, March 6, 3:30 PM
China Project Seminar

"China's Carbon Emissions: A Footprint Perspective"
LIU Zhu, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program and Energy Technology Innovation Policy Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.

Tuesday, March 11, 4:00 PM
"China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" Public Lecture Series

"Challenges to the Sustainability of China's Evolving Growth Model"
A. Michael SPENCE, Nobel Laureate in Economics; William R. Berkeley of Economics and Business, New York University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Chairman, Academic Council, Fung Global Institute; former Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
This university-wide public lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard China Project and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Video of the public lecture is available here
Location: Science Center C, 1 Oxford St.

Thursday, April 3, 3:30 PM
China Project Seminar

"Measurement of the 'Underlying Energy Efficiency' in Chinese Provinces"
Massimo FILIPPINI, Professor, ETH Zurich and University of Lugano; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.

Wednesday, April 9, 3:00 PM
"China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" Public Lecture Series

"China, Development, and the World Economy"
Robert ZOELLICK, Chairman, Goldman Sachs board of international advisors; former president, World Bank; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; and former U.S. Trade Representative
This university-wide public lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard China Project and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Video of the public Q&A session is available here. 
Location: Science Center A, 1 Oxford St.

Thursday, April 24, 3:30 PM
China Project Seminar

"Measuring Green Development with Indices: China's Case and Cross-country Comparisons"
LI Xiaoxi, Professor and Founding Director, School of Economics and Resource Management, Beijing Normal University; Deputy Chair, Beijing Normal University Academic Committee; Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University
Location: Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St.

Wednesday, April 30, 5:00 PM
"China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" Public Lecture Series

Title TBD
Kevin RUDD, former Prime Minister, Australia; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
This university-wide public lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard China Project and the Harvard University Center for the Environment
Location: TBD