August Bootcamp


"Bootcamp Core Negotiation Skills" with Dr Eugene Kogan

Dr. Eugene B. Kogan is the Research Director of American Secretaries of State Project, a joint initiative of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School.  Dr. Kogan leads the American Secretaries of State Project’s research to prepare the interviews of all former U.S. Secretaries of State about the most demanding and consequential negotiations they conducted while serving in the nation’s highest foreign policy office.  

Dr. Kogan is a former Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He specializes in coercive negotiations and holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University, with a doctoral thesis that was awarded Harvard Program on Negotiation’s 2014 Raiffa Award for the Best Student Doctoral Paper. Dr. Kogan is working on a book on nuclear negotiations. He co-taught a course on military instruments of foreign policy at Harvard Extension School in the fall of 2014, and has given lectures on coercive negotiations and adaptive leadership in Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education programs. 

"Bootcamp Core Quantitative Skills" with Dr Marta Vicarelli 

Dr Marta Vicarelli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on the risks and the socio-economic impacts of climate variability and climate change, as well as on the design of vulnerability-reduction instruments, such as weather-indexed insurance programs. 

From 2004 to 2010, she worked as research fellow at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies investigating observed impacts and responses to climate change. She is contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group II, on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. She is the recipient of the Peccei Fellowship (2007) awarded by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna for her work on integrating inter-annual climate variability forecasts into weather-indexed crop insurance. In 2009 she was awarded the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowship by the Harvard University Sustainability Science Program; the award came with the invitation to work as Fellow at the Harvard University’s Center for International Development from 2009 to 2011. She joined Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011 until 2013 investigating the consequences of child exposure to severe weather shocks in early life (i.e. in utero and in the first years of life) on long-term health, cognitive development and educational attainment. 

She holds a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, a Master of Environmental Economics from the École Polytechnique, as well as a Master of International Affairs and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.