Open to the Public - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 24, 2014
The aim of this symposium is to explore areas of mutual cooperation between MIT and Africans countries in areas of science, technology and innovation. The event will bring together high-ranking officials from government, industry and academia.
RSVP required - Harvard Kennedy School – Starr Auditorium
July 31, 2014
Moderator: Calestous Juma
In conjunction with iCreate, the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project will cohost an event on "3D Printing for Educators" chaired by Calestous Juma.
The goal of this seminar is to:
- Discuss 3D printing education and implications for/integration with academia;
- Receive feedback from educators to identify how best to support them; and
- Identify schools and nonprofits that would beneft from participating in iCreate's program.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us! RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/icreate-3d-printing-event-for-educators-tickets-12263573679.
RSVP required - Taubman, 5th floor, rooms A,B,C
June 18, 2014
** We have reached capacity for this event and can no longer take additional RSVPs. However, we are offering a live-stream of the event from 2-5:30pm at: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/live**
The symposium examines emerging trends of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (using digital 3D design data). Drawing from the case of Singapore, the symposium reviews innovation policies being pursued by governments to harness the power of additive manufacturing. The symposium will feature a demonstration by Pirate3D Inc., which will donate printers to African institutions.
Open to the Public
June 10, 2014
A Storify overview of this interview is now available: https://storify.com/SciTechGlobal/africa-and-china-in-a-changing-world-order-a-chat
Join Professor Calestous Juma @Calestous for a Twitter interview with Julie Gichuru @juliegichuru on trade and diplomatic relations between China and Africa. The interview will be held at 06:00 EDT on June 10, 2014.
The hashtag for this event is #SinoAfrica.
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
April 30, 2014
The aim of this workshop is to explore the role of science and technology in adapting the global cocoa and chocolate industry to climate change. More specifically, the workshop will develop a roadmap on how to leverage the power of institutions of higher learning to respond to the sustainability challenges facing the industry. The US$95 billion is used as a source of inspirational models on how to respond to sustainability challenges facing other major global agricultural commodities.
Open to the Public
April 24, 2014
Speaker: Calestous Juma
A Storify overview of this interview is now available: https://storify.com/Zetsaid/engineering-in-africa-a-conversation-with-cjuma
Join Professor Calestous Juma@calestous for a Twitter interview with Julie Gichuru@juliegichuru on the role of engineering in Africa’s development. The interview will be held at 11 GMT (07 EDT and 14 East African time) on April 24, 2014.
The hashtag for this event is #cjuma.
Invitation Only - Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
December 4, 2013
Speaker: Keun Lee, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Catch-up at Seoul National University, South Korea
Please join us for a guest lecture by Professor Keun Lee. Professor Lee will discuss his new book, Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up: Knowledge, Path-Creation, and the Middle-Income Trap (Cambridge University Press, November 2013). This event will be chaired by Professor Calestous Juma. It will be held in conjunction with Professor Juma's class, IGA-523, and co-sponsored by both the Center for Economic Catch-up at Seoul National University and HKS Executive Education's Innovation for Economic Development.
Coffee and a light breakfast will be available from 8:30-9:00. The event will begin promptly at 9:00 and last for one hour. Please contact Katherine Gordon if you are interested in attending, as there are limited seats available. This event will also be webcast live here: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/live. It will begin streaming 15 minutes before the event. The webcast is open to the public.
From the publisher: One of the puzzles about why some countries have stronger economic growth than others revolves around the so-called 'middle-income trap', the situation in which a country that has grown strongly gets stuck at a certain level. In this book, Keun Lee explores the reasons why examples of successful catching-up are limited and in particular, why the Asian economies, including China, have managed to move, or are moving, beyond middle-income status but economic growth has stalled in some Latin American countries. This is one of the first studies to demonstrate using patent analysis that the secret lies in innovative systems at the firm, sector and country levels which promote investment in what the author calls 'short-cycle' technologies and thereby create a new path different from that of forerunning countries. With its comprehensive policy framework for development as well as useful quantitative methods, this is essential reading for academic researchers and practitioners.
Building Capacity for Scientific and Technological Catch-Up in Developing Countries: The Role of The World Academy of Science
Open to the Public - Harvard Kennedy School – Starr Auditorium
April 29, 2013
Please join Professor Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of TWAS, for a public lecture.
Science, technology, and innovation (STI) are crucial for poverty alleviation and long-term economic development. Generally, countries can be classified in four STI categories: highly advanced, advanced, middle-advanced and least advanced. This last category comprises most of Africa – South Africa and Egypt are exceptions – and it is this category that is the main focus of TWAS.
The following questions will be considered: What will this decade and the next be like in the developing world and in Africa in particular? How will these countries cope with challenges such as climate change, energy security, food security, diseases, drinking water and population growth?
Please join us! This event is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/live. This link will be available 20 minutes prior to the start of the event. Follow #cjuma on Twitter for live updates as well.
Building Capacity for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Left-Behind in Science: The Role of TWAS
RSVP required - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
April 29, 2013
Science, technology and innovation (STI) are crucial in tackling global challenges such as climate change, food and energy scarcity, biodiversity loss, and population growth. Therefore, they are also vital to long-term sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. This seminar will focus on the importance of STI for poverty alleviation and economic development.
Lunch will be provided. As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email the STG Project Coordinator to RSVP.
Harvard Affiliates - Perkins Room, Rubenstein-415
October 19, 2012
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Related Project: Science, Technology, and Globalization
The Science, Technology and Globalization Project and the Center for International Development are cohosting a seminar with Professor David Mwakyusa. Please join us!
David Mwakyusa, MP, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Moderated by Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development