Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy
Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy Harvard University
Speaker for the 1864th Stated Meeting
John P. Holdren is Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, as well as Professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Trained in aeronautics/astronautics and plasma physics at MIT and Stanford, he previously co-founded and co-led, for 23 years, the campus-wide interdisciplinary graduate degree program in energy and resources at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1982 - 1999 he served as Vice-Chairman of the American Academy's Committee on International Security Studies. He is Chair of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences and was a member of President Clinton's Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). In connection with PCAST, Holdren chaired studies for the White House on protection of nuclear-bomb materials, the U.S. fusion-energy R&D program, and energy R&D strategy for the climate-change challenge.
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