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Weather warning | Harvard Gazette

A new Harvard report co-authored by faculty associate Michael McElroy examines climate change as a national security issue. A Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change — national security. A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and D. James Baker, a former administrator of ...

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Women waging peace | Harvard Gazette

After “the women of Liberia got to the [negotiating] table, we’ve had 10 years of peace," Julia Duncan-Cassell (standing), Liberia’s minister of gender and development, told a Harvard Kennedy School audience. Among the panelists were moderator Swanee Hunt (from far left), Sabrina Saqeb (not seen), Wafa Bugaighis, Rajaa Altalli, Ja Nan Lahtaw, and Sofi Ospina. (Katherine Taylor/Harvard Staff Photographer)

At a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School recently, six female leaders discussed how they’re waging peace and promoting inclusiveness in their war-ravaged nations. Moderator Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, facilitated a compelling discussion of how peace is a core women’s issue and why women need roles in resolving national conflicts.

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Lessons that lead toward peace | Harvard Gazette

At the Harvard Divinity School’s HDS convocation Thursday, new Dean David Hempton drew on the memory of violence he has witnessed to offer hopeful visions for the future. During a moving keynote address, Hempton reflected on religious and ethnic conflict, and suggested ways to move beyond it. Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton: “Very occasionally, the human desire for peace ...

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US geoengineers to spray sun-reflecting chemicals from balloon | guardian.co.uk

Two Harvard engineers are to spray sun-reflecting chemical particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The field experiment in solar geoengineering aims to ultimately create a technology to replicate the observed effects of volcanoes that spew sulphates into the stratosphere, using sulphate aerosols to bounce sunlight back ...

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Harvard To Let ROTC Back On Campus | The Huffington Post

BOSTON — Harvard University is welcoming the Reserve Officer Training Corps program back to campus after a four-decade banishment caused by dissent over the Vietnam War and disagreement on military policy toward gays. Under the agreement, a director of Naval ROTC at Harvard will be appointed, and the university will resume funding the program, which will be given office space ...

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