People


Directors

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Center Co-Director
Director: Climate Policy Lab
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy
Email: kelly.gallagher@tufts.edu
Website

Jenny AkerCenter Co-Director
Professor of Development Economics
Email: jenny.aker@tufts.edu


Faculty


Steve Block
Professor of International Economics & Academic Dean The Fletcher School, Tufts University
EIB E240: Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives
EIB E243: Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries
Ujjayant ChakravortyUjjayant Chakravorty
Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Email: ujjayant.chakravorty@tufts.edu
Abay Ezra Yimere
Lecturer and Researcher, Addis Ababa University
Country Manager, Program for the Biosafety Systems (PBS)

Jonathan Greenacre
CIERP Research Associate, Hitachi Center Faculty Fellow
Email: jonathan.greenacre@tufts.edu
Timothy Griffin
Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Email: timothy.griffin@tufts.edu
Eric HinesEric Hines
Professor of Practice, Tufts University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email: eric.hines@tufts.edu


Barbara Kates-Garnick
Professor of Practice and Senior Research Fellow
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Sulmaan Khan
Associate Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: sulmaan.khan@tufts.edu
Laura Kuhl
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University
Faculty Affiliate, Fletcher School
Email: l.kuhl@northeastern.edu
Rachel Kyte
Dean of The Fletcher School
Andrew Light
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Climate Program, World Resources Institute
University Professor of Public Policy, Philosophy, and Atmospheric Sciences, George Mason University
Faculty Affiliate, Fletcher School
Email: andrew.light@wri.org
Melissa McCracken
Assistant Professor of International Environmental Policy
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: mjmccracken@live.com
Gilbert Metcalf TuftsGilbert E. Metcalf
Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Email: gilbert.metcalf@tufts.edu
Miquel Muñoz Cabré
William R. Moomaw Visiting Assistant Professor of International Energy and Resource Policy,
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: miquel.munozcabre@tufts.edu
Colin Orians
Professor of Biology, Tufts University
Email: colin.orians@tufts.edu
Mihaela Papa
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development and Global Governance
Co-Investigator, Rising Power Alliances project
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Ann Rappaport
Lecturer, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University
DHP P257: Corporate Management of Environmental Issue

Julie Schaffner
Visiting Associate Professor of Development Economics

Shinsuke Tanaka
Assistant Professor of Economics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: shinsuke.tanaka@tufts.edu
Joel Trachtman
Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: Joel.Trachtman@tufts.edu
Patrick Verkooijen
Non-Resident Professor of Practice of Sustainable Development Diplomacy
CEO, Global Center on Adaptation
Former Special Representative for Climate Change at the World Bank


Rockford 'Rocky' Weitz
Professor of Practice, Entrepreneur Coach,
Director, Fletcher Maritime Studies Program
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: rockford.weitz@tufts.edu
Jacob Werksman
Visiting Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

David Wirth
Visiting Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
ILO L223: International Environmental Law


Board

Andy Darrell (F88-MALD)
Chief of Strategy, Global Energy & Finance, Environmental Defense Fund

John Harper (F85-MALD)
Principal and Founder, Birch Tree Capital
Tom Haslett
Co-Founder, Partner, TILT
LinkedIn
John Holdren
Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Ed Hoyt
(F62-MALD, F64-PhD)

Barbara Kates-Garnick (F73-MA, F78-MALD, F84-PhD)
Professor of Practice and Senior Research Fellow, Fletcher School

Chris Wendel (F93-MALD)
President, Volta Industries


Founder


William Moomaw
Professor Emeritus
Founder of CIERP, Center Director 1992-2013
Co-Director Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts
Email: william.moomaw@tufts.edu

Postdoctoral Scholars

CIERP trains postdoctoral scholars and hosts visiting scholars from around the world. See past Postdoctoral Scholars here.

Fang Zhang
China Research Coordinator & Postdoctoral Scholar
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Email: fang.zhang@tufts.edu
Frank O'Donnell
Postdoctoral Scholar
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Twitter: @frank11285
Email: Francis.O_donnell@tufts.edu


Research Fellows

CIERP trains doctoral students who serve as pre-doctoral Research Fellows in CIERP and the Climate Policy Lab. Our students have co-authored journal articles, reports and other publications with CIERP faculty and visiting scholars, and independently published papers of their own.

Rishikesh Bhandary, Predoctoral Fellow
Mobilizing Climate Finance
Viruses and Venus Fly Traps: the design and effects of national climate funds
This dissertation investigates how developing countries have sought to mobilize climate finance by setting up national climate funds. Through case studies of national climate funds in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, this study harvests early lessons on the opportunities and challenges afforded by national climate funds. The dissertation also utilizes Fiji's ongoing exploratory process of designing its national climate fund as a real-time study of how a country designs its national climate fund.
Email: Rishikesh.Bhandary@tufts.edu
Zdenka Myslikova, Predoctoral Fellow
Indicators of innovation capabilities in clean energy technologies: Assessing the technology gap between developed and developing countries
Zdenka Myslikova is a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with an interest in energy technology innovation, climate policy and regulation. In her doctoral research, she assesses energy technology innovation in the transition countries – what factors are key in motivating energy technology innovation? – and applies the adaptive leadership framework to understand why some countries are leaders in energy technology innovation while others are not. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico, and before starting her doctorate, she served at Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission.
Email: zdenka.myslikova@tufts.edu
Easwaran Narassimhan, Predoctoral Fellow
Carbon Pricing and its impact on Clean Technology Innovation and Investments
Easwaran is a PhD candidate and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program, Easwaran received a Master's degree from The Fletcher School specializing in environmental policy and development economics. As a doctoral student, Easwaran focuses on Innovation and Industrial Policy for Clean Energy Technologies, trying to understand the role of government in transitioning to a low carbon future in developing countries. In addition to his dissertation, Easwaran is currently working on comparing carbon pricing regimes, measuring the environmental efficacy of Chinese overseas energy investments, and assessing the effectiveness of demand side policies to promote electric vehicle in the U.S.
Email: Easwaran.Narassimhan@tufts.edu
Qi Qi, Junior Fellow
Qi Qi is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy at Tufts with an emphasis on energy and environmental economics. Before coming to Fletcher, she worked for six years at the Australian Embassy in Beijing facilitating Australian-Chinese cooperation in fields of energy and natural resources. Over the past two years, she evaluated the greenness of Chinese investment overseas from policy perspective and how trade barriers have shifted global solar power deployment from developed to emerging economies. She is currently working on a paper evaluating the socio-economic impacts of rural electrification in India. Qi has a B.A. in English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol, and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Email: qi.qi@tufts.edu
Hengrui (Henry) Liu, Junior Fellow
Hengrui is a first-year student of joint Ph.D. program in Economics and Public Policy of Tufts Department of Economics and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Before coming to the Tufts University, he served as a research assistant at the International Economics Department of Johns Hopkins University- School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to that, he worked as a research associate at the U.S.-China Business Council where he focused on anti-monopolization, intellectual property rights, and investment treaty issues between the U.S. and China. He received a master’s degree in international economics and international affairs from Johns Hopkins University. Hengrui’s academic interests are international development, energy and environmental policy, and climate change issues, particularly in the context of the U.S.- China relationship. He is also interested in quantifying economic impacts of climate change in developing countries.
Email: hengrui.liu@tufts.edu
Bethany Tietjen, Junior Fellow
Bethany recently graduated with her Master's in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, where she focused on international environmental resource policy, human security, and gender analysis. Her master's thesis looked at the flows of climate finance toward adaptation in the agriculture sector. She is now pursuing her PhD at Fletcher and plans to study the links between climate change, migration, and food security. Prior to coming to Fletcher, Bethany worked at NGOs and schools in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Email: bethany.tietjen@tufts.edu


Administrators


Mieke van der Wansem 
Associate Director, Educational Programs
Email: mieke.wansem@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 627-2476

Jillian DeStone
Assistant Director, Research Administration
Email: jillian.destone@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 627-2778

Sara Rosales
Program Coordinator
Email: sara.rosales@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 627-3079


Research Assistants & Interns

CIERP Research Assistants
Eliza Sheff
Oishi Masrura

CPL Strategic Internship Program
Timothy Hu, Greentown Labs
Lucia Lombardo, CDP North America, Sustainable Infrastructure Fellow

Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher’s Climate Policy Lab
Seth Owusu-Mante
Emelia Williams
Nikolas Westfield
Blanche Butera

Professor Mihaela Papa’s Research on Rising Power Alliances/Coalitions
Zihao Liu
Lisa May

Professor Jenny Aker’s Research Projects on Agricultural Technologies, Adult Education, and Financial Inclusion
Parthu Kalva
Venky Ramamoorthy
Mikalyn Rush
Sabrina Andrews
Joseph Thomas
Vasudha Ramakrishna
Alex Carroll
Girija Bahety
Yasmeen Fatimah Shaikh
Jeremy Danz
Madison Chapman

Tufts CREATE Solutions  
Nathaniel (Atticus) Murphy, PhD candidate in Biology working with Professor Elizabeth Crone
Kelly Smith, MS candidate in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering working with Professor Eric Hines
Sabrina Andrews, MALD candidate at the Fletcher School working with Professor Tim Griffin
Jeremy Halstead, MS candidate at the Friedman School working with Professor Tim Griffin