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KSG’s Belfer Center announces a variety of fellowships for 2001-02

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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) is the hub of the Kennedy School of Government’s (KSG’s) research, teaching, and training in international security affairs, environmental and resource issues, science and technology policy, and conflict studies.

The heart of the center is its resident research community of more than 150 scholars including Harvard faculty, analysts, practitioners, and each year a new, international, interdisciplinary group of research fellows.

The 2001-02 ENRP Fellows

The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) is the locus of Harvard’s interdisciplinary research on resource and environmental problems and policy responses.

Frank Alcock is a doctoral candidate at Duke University whose research interest include international relations theory, global environmental politics, and the political economy of natural resource industries.

Ian Bowles was senior director of environmental affairs at the National Security Council and was associate director for the global environment at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

David Cash focuses on how scientific assessment of global environmental risks are linked to local decision making and local environmental risk management.

Sheila Cavanagh, a doctoral candidate at KSG, is working on the finance of environmental infrastructure, especially municipal services in low-income communities.

Robert Corell, an oceanographer and engineer, is engaged in research concerned with the science of global change and the interface between science and public policy.

Wenhua Di, a doctoral candidate at KSG, studies the design and implementation of environmental policies in developing countries, in particular China.

Noelle Eckley examines assessments of persistent organic pollutants and their use in negotiations for regional and global agreements to address the substances.

Karen Filipovich focuses on climate change and Russia’s forestry and energy sectors. She also studies change in energy use due to increased use of networked systems.

Charles H. W. Foster is an environmental policy specialist in natural resources with more than 15 years of government experience. He has a special interest in the management of natural resources and environment issues across jurisdictional boundaries.

Cheryl Holdren studies agricultural pest control and the scientific data on both the public health and ecological consequences of continued dependence on synthetic chemical pesticides.

Darby Jack, a doctoral candidate at KSG, focuses on conservation in developing countries and the relationship between environmental regulation and technological innovation.

Bernd Kasemir focuses on the use of sustainability assessments for practitioners in the financial industry, especially pension fund investors.

Ruben Lubowski is a doctoral candidate in political economy and government at Harvard whose research interests includes land use and forest management.

Marybeth Long Martello examines the interactions of environmental science and politics for issues such as desertification, whaling, and climate change.

Colin Polsky is a geographer specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change, with emphasis on the statistical analysis of agricultural vulnerability to climate change.

Rasmus Rasmusson, a visiting scholar, is an economist and a longtime Swedish diplomat. He focuses on how developing countries can best fulfill their obligations to phase out ozone-damaging substances.

Philip Sharp, a 10 – term member of Congress (1975-1995) from Indiana, served as chair of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce from 1981 to 1995.

Lori Snyder, a doctoral student at KSG, focuses on environmental economics, policy, and econometrics.

Edmond Toy, a Harvard doctoral student in health policy, focuses on the environmental, energy, and safety impacts of passenger vehicles in the U.S. transportation sector.

Alix Peterson Zwane is a doctoral student at KSG whose research interests include the costs of climate change adaptation, land use change in developing countries, and the use of informal regulation for local pollutants.

The STPP Fellows for 2001-02

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) analyzes ways in which public policies influence science and technology for security, sustainability, and economic competitiveness, how science and technology policies are made, and how they influence and are influenced by the broader society.

Philip Auerswald studies early-stage, technology-based innovation focusing on the economics of technological change, industrial organization, and international political economy.

Francisco Barbosa is a professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, whose research interests include clusters, biotechnology, competitiveness, and international business.

Jim Dratwa is a doctoral candidate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and at the Ecole des Mines de Paris. His research focuses on the import of the precautionary principle in the debates on science, decision making, and risk regulation.

Steve Fetter, an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, is an expert on arms control and nuclear weapons.

Robert A. Frosch is a theoretical physicist by education and has served in numerous leadership roles, most recently as vice president of General Motors in charge of research laboratories.

Kelly Sims Gallagher is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her research focuses on energy cooperation between the United States and China.

Adinarayantampi Gopalakrishnan was chairman of India’s nuclear regulatory agency, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. He examines nuclear power and safety issues.

Calestous Juma is former executive secretary of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal and founding executive director of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Victor Konde‘s interests include the application of agricultural biotechnology to developing countries and finding new biotechnological solutions to the nutritional and environmental problems specific to African agriculture.

Ariane König studies the implementation of risk communication programs and risk management measures for novel technologies based on the commercialization of genetically modified crops.

Myanna Lahsen, an anthropologist by training, focuses on the production, dissemination, and contestation of climate science within the scientific and political institutions of the United States, Brazil, and the rest of the world.

Allison MacFarlane‘s research focuses on the issues surrounding high-level nuclear waste and fissile materials.

Shigekazu Matsuura worked in the Science and Technology Agency of Japan and researches the economics of high-level radioactive waste disposal.

Michael Pregernig is working on a comparative evaluation of new models of science policy assessment in natural resource policy in selected European countries and the United States.

Jennifer Reardon is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University and is researching the scientific, political, and racial construction of human genetic diversity research.

Ambuj Sagar is focusing on energy innovation systems, climate change, and environmental management, with a special emphasis on examining these issues in the Indian context.

Allen Sessoms has had a varied career in physics, diplomatic service, and higher education administration. He was most recently president of Queens College.

Jun Su works on science and technology policy in developing countries with a focus on China and will help plan a collaborative conference on innovation between the United States and China.

Chad White, a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, examines the changing nature of regulatory institutions as environmental reform moves from direct state purview into the realm of voluntary commitments and self-regulation.

Lin Yan studies China’s environmental industry, environmental investment sharing by government and society, and economic damage from environmental emissions.

Hui Zhang is interested in verification techniques of nuclear arms control, the control of fissile material, nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation, nuclear power, and China’s nuclear policy.

Jimin Zhao is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University. Her interests include development and implementation of environmental policies, energy technology, and climate change, with particular focus on China.

The HIIP’s Fellows

The Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (HIIP) identifies key issues and guides responsible policy relating to information infrastructure, its development, use, and growth.

David Banisar is deputy director of Privacy International, a U.K.-based human rights group. He focuses on freedom of information, privacy, data protection, Internet security, electronic commerce, consumer protection, and free speech.

Nolan Bowie is a former assistant attorney general of New York who will continue his work exploring the digital divide, looking at issues of technology access and opportunity, as well as digital democracy and community.

Jason Catlett is the president and founder of Junkbusters Corp., and is a nationally known privacy advocate and critic of intrusive marketing practices. He focuses on the interplay between technology, marketing, and privacy.

Mary Graham is a lawyer, writer, and policy analyst who focuses on the evolution of environmental policy and on the use of information strategies to improve health, safety, and environmental protection.

V.K. Samaranayake is professor of computer science and director of the Institute of Computer Technology at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has worked on information technology (IT) policy, legal infrastructure, e-commerce, Internet technology, and IT education.

Kazuhiro Suda is senior director of research at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office for the government of Japan. His research will focus on optimum conditions for the development of future information infrastructure based on new technologies.

Anthony Tjan is the founder, former director, and executive vice president of ZEFER Corp., a leading strategic Internet consulting and services firm. He will focus his research on the role, impact, and potential for information technologies in emerging countries.