Events

    2022 Sep 29

    Student Info Session: Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI)

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Room S216

    Join our info session to learn about the Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI), held during January 2023 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the theme "Entre la tierra y el mar: Agricultura, pesca y cambio climático."

    PRWI is a two-week seminar in collaboration with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR) comprised of twelve students (6 from Harvard and 6 from UPR). The 2023 themes explored in this collaborative seminar will focus on the challenges Puerto Rico faces in their agriculture and fishing industry due to...

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    2019 Oct 21

    Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

    Speakers
    Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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    2019 Feb 20

    The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Mary Plotkin, Co-Founder & President, The Amazon Conservation Team
    Brian Hettler, GIS & New Technologies Manager, The Amazon Conservation Team

    Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon...

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    2017 Sep 27

    VASI: Amazonian Vision for an Integrated Sustainability: Building Long Term Opportunities for Collaborative, Community-Based Research in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Edgardo Gomez Pisco, VASI's Local Facilitator; Nancy M. Dammann, PhD, VASI's International Facilitator

    Moderator: Ned Strong, Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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    2017 Sep 14

    Air Quality and Climate in the Central Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Speaker: Scot T. Martin, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    Professor Martin leads a research group at Harvard University that addresses scientific problems engineering challenges and technical breakthroughs in the atmospheric sciences especially as related to the roles of particulate matter in air quality climate and atmospheric...

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