Harvard Magazine reports, "The newly formed Harvard Global Institute (HGI) has announced that its first grant will go to China 2030/2050 (based at the Harvard Center Shanghai; see below)—$3.75 million for an interdisciplinary research project focused on climate change, sustainability, and greenhouse-gas emissions in China and globally. The project, led by Butler professor of environmental studies Michael McElroy and Morris University Professor of economics Dale Jorgenson, will receive $1.25 million annually for three years, an award that can be renewed for two more, officials said.
The launch of HGI, made possible through support from Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Beijing-based Wanda Group, a commercial-property and cinema-chain conglomerate, further expands the University’s global engagement. The new institute will provide large grants to projects involving teams of established faculty members tackling topics such as climate change, urbanization, education, water, and migration; smaller grants will be also be awarded to faculty members exploring more experimental topics. A committee will evaluate potential projects and make recommendations to President Drew Faust, who will make the final selection decisions...."