Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment

Harvard University Center for the Environment


The Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment will foster a new community of doctoral students who will be well versed in the broad, interconnected issues of energy and environment while maintaining their focus in their primary discipline. Through debate and dialogue in coursework and seminars, students will be able to identify the obstacles, highlight the opportunities, and define the discussion of an energy strategy for the 21st century and beyond.

The Consortium is open to Ph.D. or Sc.D. students at Harvard who have completed at least one year in their home department or school and can demonstrate that participation in the Consortium will advance the goals of their research experience. Once admitted to the Consortium, students are required to take three of the four courses offered — including either Energy Policy or Geopolitics of Energy — each designed to give doctoral students an introduction to critical aspects of energy issues. Students are also required to participate in a weekly reading seminar that will provide an overview of the energy field from a wide range of perspectives, and will be led by faculty members from around the university. Each student in the program will be eligible to apply for a graduate fellowship and up to $1,000 to attend conferences or other appropriate professional activities during their time in the program.

Course Include:

  • Energy Consequences
  • Geopolitics of Energy
  • Energy Technology
  • Energy Policy
  • Reading Seminar


  • Institution Name: Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Address: 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
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