[photopress:mba_holdren.jpg,full,alignright]The Beijing-based Tsinghua University has engaged Professor John Holdren of Harvard University as guest professor. He has been director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
John Holdren’s three-year appointment with Tsinghua is with its School of Public Policy and Management. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a member of the presidential science and technology advisers. He has partnered with Tsinghua, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to conduct in-depth research on Chinese energy and environmental policy.
He said he would deepen the ongoing collaboration among Harvard, the Woods Hole Research Center which he is also affiliated to, Tsinghua and other Chinese institutions on how the United States and China could work together to address the challenge of climate change.
John Holdren said, ‘The key question is whether and how industrialized and developing countries alike can create and sustain prosperity for all of their citizens without wrecking the climate with greenhouse-gas emissions from energy supply and tropical deforestation.’
Source: China View