Program

1:00 pm         Welcome Remarks   

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

1:15 pm          Keynote Address: “The Future We Choose”     

Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Founding Partner, Global Optimism, and Convenor, Mission 2020

1:55 pm         Leading the Way on Climate and Health Research

Lightning talks featuring Harvard Chan School scholars

              • Aaron Bernstein, Director, Harvard C-CHANGE; Pediatrician, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
              • Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography and Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
              • Frank Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
              • Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population, and Data Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Co-director, Harvard Data Science Initiative
              • Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2:55 pm         Break

3:10 pm         Civic and Youth Climate Action

4:00 pm         Moving the Needle: From Science to Action

              • Gina McCarthy, Board Chair, Harvard C-CHANGE; President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
              • Gina Raimondo, Governor, State of Rhode Island
              • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
              • Heather McTeer Toney, National Field Director, Moms Clean Air Force; Former Mayor, Greenville, Mississippi

5:00 pm         Climate Optimist

Gina McCarthy, Board Chair, Harvard C-CHANGE; President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

5:30 pm          Reception

6:30 pm          Event Concludes