Please join us on Friday, October 23 as we honor John Briscoe’s enduring legacy with a panel discussion on water, sanitation, and poverty; natural resources and environment; and population and development.
3 pm – Presentation on John Briscoe’s life and work
3:20 pm – Panel featuring Lincoln Chen (HSPH), Richard Cash (HSPH), Paul Moorcroft (HBS), Tarun Khanna (OEM), and Peter Rogers (SEAS).
5 pm – Reception
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA
Open to faculty, students, and general public
About the Honoree:
John Briscoe (1948-2014) provided the world with tools for peaceful, productive, and equitable management of the Earth’s water resources.
John Briscoe served as director of the Harvard Water Security Initiative, an interdisciplinary program for graduate and undergraduate students. He also held professorships at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the Harvard Kennedy School. A native of South Africa, Briscoe was a former Senior Water Advisor at the World Bank and Country Director for Brazil. In March of 2014, Briscoe won the Stockholm Water Prize, widely known as “the Nobel Prize of water,” for his “unparalleled contributions to global and local management of water—contributions covering vast thematic, geographic, and institutional environments—that have improved the lives and livelihoods of millions of people worldwide.”