2014 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 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and are open to the public.

In 2014 the China Project also conducted a university-wide public lecture series, "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development," jointly with the Harvard University Center for the Environment. This series is also listed here, including links to full video recordings of the lectures.

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

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENT: University-Wide Public Lecture in the "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" 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

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENT: University-Wide Public Lecture in the "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" 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. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 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

Wednesday, April 30, 5:00 PM
SPECIAL EVENT: University-Wide Public Lecture in the "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development" Series

Imagining China's Future: Politics, the Economy, and Climate Change
Kevin RUDD, former Prime Minister, Australia; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
This 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