Kelly Sims Gallagher is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. She directs the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy as well as its Energy, Climate, and Innovation program.
She is also Senior Associate and a member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group. Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China. She is particularly interested in the role of policy in spurring innovation in cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically and internationally. A Truman Scholar, she has a MALD and PhD in international affairs from The Fletcher School, and an AB from Occidental College. She speaks Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gallagher is the author of “China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development” (The MIT Press 2006), editor of “Acting in Time on Energy Policy” (Brookings Institution Press 2009), The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China (The MIT Press 2014), and numerous academic articles and policy reports.