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Karin Vander Schaaf

Mailing address

Belfer 322
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Mailbox 53
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Karin Vander Schaaf

Administrative Coordinator, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group; Faculty Assistant to Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Jim Waldo

Telephone: 617-496-5584
Fax: 617-495-8963



Karin Vander Schaaf is the administrative coordinator of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP)/Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group and provides faculty assistance to Professors Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Jim Waldo. Her administrative responsibilities include financial management and budget oversight, logistics planning for conferences, seminars, and workshops including most recently the two HKS-Shell Biofuels workshops in 2014–2015 and the "Inventing the Future to Address Societal Changes" Symposium in September 2014, and working with the STPP/ETIP fellows on HKS administrative matters. She is a member of the HKS Sustainability Initiative and on the HKS Pavilions Project Sustainability subcommittee.

Karin joined the Belfer Center after eleven years at Harvard Medical International where her role was Manager of Administrative Operations and Program Manager for the Dubai Healthcare City project. She served in Dubai, UAE, from September 2003–October 2004 in the first phase of the project. Karin holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension School.



Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.