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Robert Frosch

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Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
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Robert Frosch

Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Contact:
Telephone: 617-384-5016
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: robert_frosch@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Robert A. Frosch is a theoretical physicist by education. (AB, Columbia College, '47 and Ph.D., Columbia University, '52). He conducted research in ocean acoustics at Columbia and later served as Director for Nuclear Test Detection, and Deputy Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in the Department of Defense, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Development (ASNR&D), Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Associate Director for Applied Oceanography of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Administrator of NASA, President of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), and Vice President of General Motors Corporation (GM) in charge of Research Laboratories. He retired from GM in 1993 before joining the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Foreign Member of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and a fellow or member of a number of professional societies.

 

 

By Date

 

2008

March 4, 2008

"Application Oriented R&D: Aphorisms and Anecdotes"

Presentation

By Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Dr. Frosch shares lessons from his experience trying to perform, and lead, application oriented R&D. Some of these lessons are encapsulated in aphorisms. Some aphorisms are presented, with explication, and illustrated with anecdotes from experience with the Navy, ARPA, NASA, and General Motors.

 

2007

Summer 2007

"Policy Options for Reducing Oil Consumption and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from the U.S. Transportation Sector"

Discussion Paper

By Kelly Sims Gallagher, Senior Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Gustavo Collantes, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group/Enviroment and Natural Resources Program, 2007–2008, John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program and Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

The goal of this paper is to contribute to the current policy debate about how to effectively limit or reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. transportation sector.

 

2006

October, 2006

Notes Toward a Theory of the Management of Vulnerability

Book Chapter

By Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

2004

December, 2004

Management of Energy - Technology Innovation Activities at the Department of Energy

Report Chapter

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Senior Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

1999

January, 1999

Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability

Book

By Robert Kates, Former Visiting Scholar, Environment and Natural Resources Program, 1997-2000, Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; Co-director, Sustainability Science Program; Faculty Chair, ENRP

 

No Date

Knowledge and Diplomacy: Science Advice in the United Nations System

Report

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa and Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

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