Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate that might be used to partially offset the climate risks caused by emissions of greenhouse gases. Solar Radiation Management poses complex challenges for climate policy and for global governance more generally, not least because it appears that many if not most individual states could readily use these tools to alter the global climate. Geoengineering policy research fellows would be expected to work in collaboration with faculty at Harvard Kennedy School along with international organizations such as the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative to improve understanding of the options for governance of geoengineering.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Applications for these Research Fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have academic and/or professional experience of 3–5 years minimum. Candidates will have excellent skills in presenting complex material to a wide range of audiences and will be able to take initiative in interacting with other researchers and policymakers. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, the physical sciences, public policy, economics, political science, or a related field, with a clear focus on environmental, resource, or energy policy. Those candidates holding technical Master's degrees and have extensive experience, will also be considered. Candidates must have relevant language skills.
Selected fellows will be working under the supervision of Professor David Keith and will be expected to produce at least one publishable article, present his/her findings before internal and external audiences, and play a substantive role in the dissemination process of any findings, which could include interactions with policymakers.