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November-December 2003

Those who missed the Alumni College on "The State of the Global Environment" earlier this year can still experience the event via the Web, thanks to [email protected]

The daylong conference featured Harvard professors from a variety of specialties discussing the worldwide impact of climate change. [email protected], which provides free on-line coverage of selected University events, offers a two-part program of conference highlights. Part I, available now, focuses on policy issues and includes discussions by Michael McElroy, Butler professor of environmental studies and director of the University's Center for the Environment; Robert Stavins, Pratt professor of business and government and director of Harvard's Environmental Economics Program; Richard N. Cooper, Boas professor of international economics; and Lawrence Buell, Marquand professor of English and chair of the English department. Part II, scheduled for release in December, examines the science of climate change. Participants include: Allan R. Robinson, McKay professor of geophysical fluid dynamics; Paul Hoffman, Hooper professor of geology; Ana P. Barros, associate professor of environmental engineering; Paul Moorcraft, assistant professor of biology; and Steven Wofsy, Rotch professor of atmospheric and environmental science.

Other new on-line programs include:

*"His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Harvard: An Address from Memorial Church." Speaking on the first day of fall classes, the Dalai Lama urged students, faculty members, and others to use their intelligence and education to improve the world and themselves.

*"Women and Economic Development." The final program from the Radcliffe Institute conference on "Women, Money, and Power" features two panel discussions. "Women across Time and Space" examines successes and challenges faced by female entrepreneurs in other eras and cultures. "Entrepreneurship and Social Change" offers a case study of how self-employed women in India created a powerful organization promoting economic and social change. Participating faculty members include Jane Mangan, assistant professor of history; Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, professor of history; and Martha Chen, lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

[email protected] is a University-wide initiative that lets Web users see and hear lectures, speeches, presentations, performances, and other events on-line. Edited programs, which run for seven minutes to three hours, are free and available to the public. For more information, visit