Events

Upcoming 2020 Events

Photo of a field of wind turbines with blue skies and cloudsCIERP Open House

CIERP faculty, staff, and affiliates

Tuesday, September 22

8:30am – 9:30am

Via Zoom 

Join us to learn more about the International Environment and Resource Policy field, the CIERP research center, and Climate Policy Lab. You will have a chance to meet IERP faculty, CPL researchers, student groups, and CIERP staff members. RSVP here


Support for Student Events

Thanks to our donors, CIERP has funding available to assist with student-led events. Learn about other sources of funding for CIERP students.


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2020 Events

2020 Archive: Past Events

Webinar: Mission Innovation is Mission Critical

Zdenka Myslikova and Kelly Sims Gallagher 

Tuesday, September 15

9:00am - 9:45am 

Via Zoom Webinar - RSVP here

The Paris Agreement’s Mission Innovation initiative to accelerate government spending on clean energy research is currently succeeding in its quest to support carbon mitigation. It should be renewed for an additional five years, with increased ambition, and changed to better integrate the private sector. Watch the webinar here.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Join CIERP, IBGC, and OCS for the third in a series of career conversations

How to be strategic as you navigate the job market: Energy and environmental organizations respond - Part III

9:00 - 10:00am EDT
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

Speakers:

  • Sheri Givens, Vice President, US Regulatory & Customer Strategy – National Grid
  • Meg Lusardi, Executive Vice President – PowerOptions
  • Tina Bennett, President and CEO – CMC Energy Services

Fletcher students are navigating radically changed summer and permanent job markets – CIERP and our co-sponsors are reaching out to our networks of professionals in the energy and environmental space to hear how their organizations are managing these uncertain times. We hope to hear from them how they are adapting to these times and how they are planning for the next 6–12 months. Are they fostering new growth possibilities?  Has the mission changed?  What's on hold and what's being enabled? What advice do they have for students entering the job market?

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jillian DeStone. RSVP by Monday, 4/27 at 5pm here.


Wednesday, April 23, 2020: Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture Series - Earth Day 50th Anniversary

Solving the Pandemic and Climate Crises with a Just Transition

12:00pm EDT
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are starkly reminded of the intersectionality of environmental unsustainabilities with social, racial, and economic injustices. The first Earth Day in 1970 came out of the movements of the 1960s and created a diverse big tent that included labor unions, women’s groups, and many others. Today, in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, there is an opportunity at least on par with 1970 to shift popular consciousness to recognize the common roots leading to not only the pandemic, but also the climate crisis and extreme wealth inequality. In this session, we will explore the opportunities in this COVID crisis and discuss how the immediate work to be done can push us further down the path towards a "Just Transition" that "changes everything".

This event is hosted by the Tufts Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy.

RSVP here.


April 23, 2020: CIERP & CREATE Solutions Research Seminar with Easwaran Narassimhan

Green Industrial Policy: A delicate dance between socio-economic and environmental objectives

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.


Thursday, April 23, 2020: Join CIERP, IBGC, and OCS for the second in a series of career conversations

How to be strategic as you navigate the job market: Energy and environmental organizations respond - Part II

5:00 - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

Fletcher students are navigating radically changed summer and permanent job markets – CIERP and our co-sponsors are reaching out to our networks of professionals in the energy and environmental space to hear how their organizations are managing these uncertain times. We hope to hear from them how they are adapting to these times and how they are planning for the next 6–12 months. Are they fostering new growth possibilities? Has the mission changed? What's on hold and what's being enabled? What advice do they have for students entering the job market?

Speakers:

  • Judith Judson, Vice President - Distributed Energy Systems at Ameresco
  • Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer – Greentown Labs
  • Matthew Blieske, Global Hydrogen Product Manager – Shell New Energies

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jillian DeStone. RSVP here.


Friday, April 17, 2020: Join CIERP, IBGC, and OCS for the first in a series of career conversations

How to be strategic as you navigate the job market: Energy and environmental organizations respond

3:00pm EDT
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

Fletcher students are navigating radically changed summer and permanent job markets – CIERP and our co-sponsors are reaching out to our networks of professionals in the energy and environmental space to hear how their organizations are managing these uncertain times. We hope to hear from them how they are adapting to these times and how they are planning for the next 6–12 months. Are they fostering new growth possibilities? Has the mission changed? What's on hold and what's being enabled? What advice do they have for students entering the job market?

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jillian DeStone. RSVP here.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020: CIERP & CREATE Solutions Research Seminar with Zdenka Myslikova

The knowledge exchange behind energy innovation in Latin America: What policies have worked? 

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Zoom URL will be sent out to attendees prior to the event.

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.


February 28 and 29: Tufts Energy Conference

Climate Emergency: Solutions for a Clean Energy Transition.

The Fletcher School

In the wake of global climate protests, record-setting fires, and increased polarization on the existence of climate change, it is clear that the status quo of how we power and govern our world must evolve. A global transition to renewable energy is vital in the battle against climate change. In this year's Tufts Energy Conference, we will seek to answer key questions around energy policy, technology in financing necessary for such a transition to take place. That's why this year's theme is Climate Emergency: Solutions for a Clean Energy Transition.

Learn more and register here.


February 26: Tufts CREATE Solutions & CIERP Research Seminar & Reception with Adnan Amin

Geopolitical Implications of a Rapidly Accelerating Energy Transition

Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall

Adnan Amin is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center where he works on the Geopolitics of Energy Project. Following a distinguished career at the United Nations which included leading UN reform for system wide coherence and as head of the UN System Chief Executives Board Secretariat in New York, he was elected as the first Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency. IRENA is the first universal treaty-based multilateral organization headquartered in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and which participates regularly in the work of institutions such as the G7, G20 and the United Nations. As DG, Adnan led the building of a new institution to support the international community in the transition to a sustainable energy future, turning the agency into a leading player in the global energy transition based on its cutting edge analytical, technical, and advisory services to member countries. He will bring the insights gained over the last 8 years at the forefront of international efforts to advance renewable energy and the analysis of the geopolitical implications of the global energy transition to advance the work of the center in this field. 

RSVP required here.


Thursday, February 13, 2020: Lunch & Learn with Kelly Sims Gallagher

Vicious and Virtuous Cycles in Global Climate Policy

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room

Since 1992, the global climate change negotiations have experienced numerous booms and busts. What causes the momentum to change? What induces countries to come together at times and why do they splinter apart at other times? Most importantly, how can progress be sustained and ambition enhanced through virtuous policy cycles so that global climate policy actually works to bend the upward trend of global emissions down to net zero.
Visit here for more information.

Thursday, February 13, 2020: Tufts Table: Climate Emergency

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cheryl A. Chase Center

The unprecedented rate of global warming is melting the polar ice caps, raising sea levels, and undermining food and water security for many of the world’s peoples. The world is in the midst of a climate emergency. Civil society and youth have called on governments to declare a climate emergency. Such demands are, however, running up against slow and barely perceptible progress. Policy action has been piecemeal and insufficient to steer us away from business-as-usual to a more climate-compatible economy. How can we unlock this logjam? How do we think about the need for systemic shifts along with individual responsibility?
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. Register here. Please RSVP no less than 3 days before the event.

Thursday, February 6, 2020: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session VI

Climate and Consulting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310
The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Our guests, Marielle Remillard and Randall Spalding-Fecher, will share how they leveraged their passion for climate mitigation when entering the world of consulting. Marielle is currently at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG); Randall worked at BCG nearly three decades ago and is currently a senior advisor at Carbon Limits. Marielle is actively involved in a number of company-wide sustainability initiatives and a key contributor to BCG’s new Center for Climate Action. Randall left BCG to work in various climate initiatives, inside and outside consulting. How do their perspectives on addressing climate problems through consulting vary? What have their efforts encompassed?
 
We will start this conversation with our guests sharing their perspectives on mainstreaming climate in seemingly resistant professional environments, and then delve into the details of the role of a consultant who wants to stimulate this change within and outside their office.  
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: CIERP & CREATE Solutions Research Seminar with Bill Moomaw

Responding to the Climate Emergency: Technology or Ecosystem Based Approaches?

12:30pm - 1:45pm
Cheryl A. Chase Center

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of international Environmental Policy and founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Williams College and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT. He had a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the U.S. Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. He chairs the board of directors of two climate science and policy organizations, The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He also serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building Institute, Earthwatch Institute, and is on the National Advisory Boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Young Voices for the Planet.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.


Thursday, January 23, 2020: CIERP Research Seminar with Melissa McCracken

It Depends: Defining and Evaluating “Effective” Transboundary Water Cooperation

9:30am - 10:45am
Mugar 235, The Fletcher School

Melissa McCracken is a Post-Doctoral Scholar for the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University. Her research broadly focuses on transboundary water conflict and cooperation. Her recent projects include determining how to evaluate and define effective transboundary water cooperation over internationally shared waters. Other projects include working with the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database at Oregon State University, which houses the register of international river basins and the largest collection of freshwater treaties. She has a PhD in Geography from Oregon State University, and prior to her PhD, she was a researcher at Marstel-Day and completed her MSc in Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia. Her master’s research evaluated the water footprint of qat and its impacts on Yemen’s water resources. She has a bachelor’s in General Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020: CIERP Research Seminar with Harry Verhoeven

Mirage of Development: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Regional Integration in the Nile Basin

9:30am - 10:45am
Mugar 235, The Fletcher School

Associate Professor Harry Verhoeven is the author of Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan. The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building (Cambridge UP, 2015) and Why Comrades Go To War. Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict (Oxford UP, 2016, with Philip Roessler). He is also the editor of Environmental Politics in the Middle East. Local Struggles, Global Connections (Oxford UP, 2016). He has taught at Georgetown University in Qatar, the University of Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Verhoeven is also the Convenor of the Oxford University China-Africa Network, an Associate Member at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford and the Editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa & the Middle East.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.

2019 Events

Monday, November 25, 2019: CIERP & CREATE Research Seminar with Zdenka Myslikova

Building energy innovation systems in Latin America: Insights from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room, The Fletcher School

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. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.


Monday, November 18, 2019: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session V

Climate and Advocacy

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

This is a special session with a multidisciplinary panel of students with experience in advocacy in various fields. Together we will discuss the forms that advocacy in climate takes. How do we productively engage with an authority? What does effective advocacy encompass in climate? We will start the conversation with perspectives from the guests – our MALD students accompanied by a Tufts undergraduate activist in carbon divestment, and together will discuss how to embrace and embody productive activism. Our Dean, Rachel Kyte, will join the conversation as a guest commentator! For more information see here.

Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.


Monday, November 18, 2019: Conversation with Kaveh Madani on Environmental (in)Security in the Middle East

12:30-1:30 pm

Please join the Middle East Club, the Fares Center and Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) for a Conversation with Kaveh Madani, on Environmental (in)Security in the Middle East. 

Today, the Middle East is facing a range of environmental challenges; environmental degradation, erratic rainfalls, floods, heat waves, water bankruptcy and drought, food shortage, and dust storms. Climate change, regional tensions and wars are only exacerbating these problems. With environmental insecurity comes the migration and displacement of people, conflict and social and political instability throughout the region. In this conversation, Kaveh Madani will discuss the role of politics, development policies, and mismanagement in the environmental challenges facing Iran and the larger Middle East.  Attendance is by registration. RSVP here.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session IV

Climate and Gender

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Some of your PhDs in residence will gather to introduce key topics in the climate field and how they intersect with security studies. What does the climate debate look like in this field, what are the current approaches, where are the opportunities, the need for action, and where are we failing? We will start the conversation with perspectives from your PhDs who carry out work in different fields of security studies, and together will discuss where and how every Fletcherite can find a window of opportunity to address climate in their practice. No prior knowledge of any of the topics needed. The whole community is welcome! For more information see here. Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.


Wednesday, October 10, 2019: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session III

Climate in Business

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Some of your PhDs in residence will gather to introduce key topics in the climate field and how they intersect with security studies. What does the climate debate look like in this field, what are the current approaches, where are the opportunities, the need for action, and where are we failing? We will start the conversation with perspectives from your PhDs who carry out work in different fields of security studies, and together will discuss where and how every Fletcherite can find a window of opportunity to address climate in their practice. No prior knowledge of any of the topics needed. The whole community is welcome! For more information see here. Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.


Monday, October 7, 2019: Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Ed Markey

6:30 pm

Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center

RSVP here

Co-sponsored by CIERP

Join Tisch College for a conversation about climate change, the Green New Deal, and public service with U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tufts Professor Gilbert Metcalf. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013, Markey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 37 years after entering politics as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Throughout his career, Markey has become a national leader on energy, climate change and environmental protection, co-authoring the only comprehensive climate change bill to pass either chamber of Congress. In February, he co-authored the Green New Deal with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Markey is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, including an honorary degree from Tufts University. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.

 


Monday, October 7, 2019: CIERP & CREATE Research Seminar with Colin Orians

Agrosocial Resilience in a Changing World: Working Across the Coffee Supply Chain in a Coupled Socio-Environmental System

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room, The Fletcher School

Co-investigators include: Laura Kuhl, Sean Cash

Prof. Colin Orians is a Biology Professor at Tufts University. He is interested in Global Change Biology, with particular emphasis on climate change, species invasion, and sustainability of natural and agricultural ecosystems. As part of a research group, Orians currently works in diverse agroecosystems – tea in China, coffee in Costa Rica, and vegetables and grains in Massachusetts – as well as in old fields, hemlock forests and urban green roofs. For example, the group is studying the effects of climate change and herbivores on tea chemistry, and how it affects tea quality and productivity (as well as farmer livelihoods!). By integrating physiological, chemical, isotope techniques and theory, we strive to elucidate patterns, identify mechanisms, and anticipate future threats. Orians has a B.A. in Biology from Earlham College and Ph.D. in Entomology from Pennsylvania State University. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.

 


Monday, September 30, 2019: CIERP & CREATE Research Seminar with Rishikesh Bhandary

Mobilizing Climate Finance: How and Why Fund Design Matters 

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Cabot 702, The Fletcher School

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School and a predoctoral fellow at the Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. His research interests include the architecture of climate finance, climate negotiations, the linkages between governance of climate change and sustainable development. His 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. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.


Monday, September 23, 2019: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session II

Climate in Security Studies

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mugar 200 The Fletcher School

Some of your PhDs in residence will gather to introduce key topics in the climate field and how they intersect with security studies. What does the climate debate look like in this field, what are the current approaches, where are the opportunities, the need for action, and where are we failing? We will start the conversation with perspectives from your PhDs who carry out work in different fields of security studies, and together will discuss where and how every Fletcherite can find a window of opportunity to address climate in their practice. No prior knowledge of any of the topics needed. The whole community is welcome! For more information see here. Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.


Monday, September 16, 2019: WHRC Meet and Greet

Meet Scientists from Woods Hole Research Center

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Fletcher School Mezzanine (Cabot 301)

Rotate from table to table to talk with the different scientists about their research projects. Learn about research assistantships, internships, and capstone advising. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own beverage. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales. RSVP here.


Thursday, September 12, 2019 CIERP Open House

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cheryl A. Chase Center

Come connect with CIERP faculty, staff, and fellow students! Our partners from across the University and from Woods Hole Research Center will join us to introduce their work.  Learn about events, activities, TA/RA opportunities, internships, and how the Center can support student travel. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019: Climate Puzzles for Diplomats Session I

Climate in IR theory and practice

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mugar 200 The Fletcher School

Some of your PhDs in residence from the CIERP will gather and introduce key topics in the climate field and how these intersect with IR. How does the debate about our climate-constrained reality look right now, and what controversies will you, a practitioner in diplomacy and IR, face once you graduate from Fletcher? How can you prepare to face them, and where are there windows of opportunity to bring climate lenses into your field? In this informal conversational session we will share our insights based on years of research and practice in the climate/enviro/energy field, and together will discuss where and how every Fletcherite can find a window of opportunity to address climate in their practice. For more information, see here. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Zdenka Myslikova.


Monday, September 9, 2019: Research Seminar with Mihaela Papa and Zhen (Arc) Han

Rising Power Alliances/Coalitions and U.S. Global Leadership

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room (Goddard 310), The Fletcher School

Are rising powers engaging in alliances/coalitions that challenge the U.S. role in global governance and if so, how? While some argue that China and Russia’s policies are converging and that a new Cold War is on the horizon, others assert that rising power coalitions such as the BRICS group are a temporary fad. During this talk, we will discuss rising powers’ own understanding of alliances/coalitions and introduce empirical approaches to assessing their collaboration on foreign, environmental, defense, and economic policies across multiple international arrangements. This research is a part of the 3-year Minerva Research Initiative-funded project on Rising Power Alliances. 

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sara Rosales.


Thursday, May 2, 2019: China in the Developing World with Sulmaan Khan

The Pacific as the Pivot of World History 

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cambridge Public Library 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

One Belt, One Road, the trade war, Sino-American relations, the liberal world order. These are issues that dominate the headlines. But they are part of a longer, deeper story: that of great power struggle for mastery of the Pacific. Restoring the Pacific to center-stage in world affairs, Sulmaan Wasif Khan recasts our understanding of the twentieth century--- and of where we are and where we might be going in the twenty-first.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Jenny Aker

What are the barriers to the adoption of environmental techniques in Africa? Evidence from Niger

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

Jenny Aker is a Professor of Development Economics at the Fletcher School and Department of Economics at Tufts University. Jenny also serves as the Director of the Fletcher Leadership Program in Financial Inclusion (FLPFI), the Deputy Director of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs and the co-Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP).  Her current work seeks to understand the impact of information technology on development outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the areas of agriculture, agricultural markets, adult education and financial inclusion. 


Tuesday, April 23, 2019: A Discussion and Reception with Gary Dirks

Transitioning the Energy System

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Cabot 702

Reception to follow

Dr. Dirks is director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and director of LightWorks®, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU's strengths in solar energy and other light-inspired research. He is also the Julie Wrigley Chair of Sustainable Practices and a professor of practice in the School of Sustainability and distinguished sustainability scientist. Before joining ASU, Dirks was the president of BP Asia-Pacific and the president of BP China. In China, he grew BP from an operation with fewer than 30 employees and no revenue to more than 1,300 employees and revenues of about $4 billion in 2008. Dirks has served on the boards of the India Council for Sustainable Development, the U.S. China Center for Sustainable Development, and the China Business Council for Sustainable Development, and currently is a member of the Science Advisory Board of Conservation International. Dirks received China's "Friendship Award" in 2003 and received an honorary CMG (Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) from the United Kingdom in 2005. In December 2008 he was recognized by the People's Daily as one of the 10 most influential multinational company leaders of the last 30 years of China's economic development. In 1999 he received the CLAS Leaders Award for his extraordinary leadership skills while driving positive change locally and internationally by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. Dirks received a Ph.D. in chemistry from ASU in 1980. He was the first doctoral student to work in the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis (now the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis).  This event is hosted by the Climate & Energy working group of the Tufts University Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan.


Monday, April 8, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Randall Spalding-Fecher

The Role of International Carbon Markets in the Paris Agreement

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Conference Room

Randall Spalding-Fecher has more than 20 years’ experience in energy and climate change analysis, following 3 ½ years of strategic management consulting experience. He has special expertise in GHG mitigation methodology and project development, result-based climate finance program development, and international rules on carbon markets. His experience includes leading the “Impact of CDM” research for the High Level Panel on the CDM Policy Dialogue, reviewing and consolidating more than 40 CDM baseline and monitoring methodologies, as well as serving as a consultant to the UNFCCC on additionality testing, technical guidelines for baseline methodologies, energy efficiency methodologies, and analysing requests for registration of CDM projects. His energy-climate-water nexus experience includes an analysis of the climate impacts on hydropower in Southern Africa. He develops carbon and climate finance progarms for multi-lateral development banks and international funds, has served as a policy advisor to governments on climate change and energy and has led capacity building programmes to support government, NGO’s and the private sector.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Ping Huang

Landscape of Chinese Clean Energy Innovation: System Strengths and Weaknesses 

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

Ping Huang is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Climate Policy Lab. Read more.

 


Wednesday, March 27, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Elin Lerum Boasson

Comparative Renewable Energy Policy

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Murrow Room

Elin Lerum Boasson is an Associate Professor at the Department for Political Science, University of Oslo. She also holds a position at Cicero – Center for International Climate Research, Oslo. For the Academic year 2018 – 2019 she is a visiting scholar at SCANCOR/Weatherhead, Harvard University. She has published extensively on climate and energy policies; exploring the role of policy entrepreneurship, business influence and political steering.  Boasson is a Lead Author in the Sixth Assessment report cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), WG III Mitigation, chapter 13 National and sub-national policies and institutions.


Monday, March 11, 2019: Climate Change Discussion and Reception with Granger Morgan

On Climate Change, We're Toast. And if we don’t get serious now, probably burnt toast.

Reception at 5:00 followed by talk at 5:30pm

Cabot 702

M. Granger Morgan is the Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds appointments in three academic units: the Department of Engineering and Public Policy; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and the H. John Heinz III College. His research addresses problems in science, technology and public policy with a particular focus on energy, electric power, environmental systems, climate change, the adoption of new technologies, and risk analysis. Much of his work has involved the development and demonstration of methods to characterize and treat uncertainty in quantitative policy analysis. At Carnegie Mellon, Morgan co-directs (with Inês Azevedo) the NSF Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making and (with Jay Apt) the university's Electricity Industry Center. Morgan is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the National Academies, he serves as the NAS co-chair of the Report Review Committee and has chaired a variety of consensus studies. Morgan is a member of the board for the International Risk Governance Council Foundation and of the Advisory Board for the E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen. He is a member of the DOE's Electricity Advisory Committee and of the Energy Advisory Committee of PNNL. In the past, he served as Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as Chair of the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, the IEEE, and the Society for Risk Analysis. He holds a BA from Harvard College (1963) where he concentrated in Physics, an MS in Astronomy and Space Science from Cornell (1965) and a Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Physics and Information Sciences at the University of California at San Diego (1969). This event is hosted by the Climate & Energy working group of the Tufts University Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan.


Monday, March 11, 2019: A Discussion with Robin Chase

Highlights from Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism 

12:30 - 1:45 pm Mugar 200

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the world’s leading carsharing network; as well as co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data between vehicles and the cloud. She has recently co-founded her first nonprofit, NUMO, a global alliance to channel the opportunities presented by new urban mobility technologies to build cities that are sustainable and just. She sits on the Boards of the World Resources Institute and Tucows, and serves on the Dutch multinational DSM’s Sustainability Advisory Board. Robin lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s Nicols Prize as Urban Visionary, Time 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Check out Chase's discussion on the Fletcher Forum podcast with Fletcher School student, Matt Weinmann. They talk about her new book Peers Inc which describes how our modern, collaborative economy can tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and change the very nature of capitalism. Chase also mentions how excess capacity can transform business and how Peers Inc can spur innovation to new heights. Listen to the podcast here.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Catherine Wolfram

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Cabot 702

Reception to follow

Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She is also Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and of The E2e Project, a research organization focused on energy efficiency. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliated faculty member in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley.  Wolfram has published extensively on the economics of energy markets. She has studied the electricity industry around the world and has analyzed the effects of environmental regulation, including climate change mitigation policies, on the energy sector. She is currently implementing several randomized controlled trials to evaluate energy programs in the U.S., Kenya and India. This event is hosted by the Climate & Energy working group of the Tufts University Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan.


Thursday February 7, 2019: A Discussion and Career Q&A with Satya Tripathi

The Climate Reality and the Need to Act, and Act Now

12:00 - 1:40 pm

Mugar 231

Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.  Mr. Tripathi is a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Natural Resources Governance at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and serves on the Advisory Council of the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD). He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Forests; and in India as a member of its national civil service.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Jørgen Wettestad

The Evolution of Carbon Markets: Design, Diffusion and Linking 

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

Jørgen Wettestad, Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway, has published extensively on international and EU environmental policy, climate policy and emissions trading in particular, has led EU funded projects, was Programme Director at the FNI, and is Lead Author in WG III in IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. He is Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Centre, Harvard, from August 2018- August 2019.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019: CIERP Research Seminar with Fang Zhang

How Governments Mobilize Domestic Finance for Clean Energy Innovation: A Comparison Study between China and Germany

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Crowe Room, Goddard 310

Fang Zhang is a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts.  She received her doctoral degree from the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University in China in 2016 and she is working on her second Ph.D. at The Fletcher School now. Her research topics include innovation finance, renewable energy innovation, and technology transfer.

2019 Titans of the Climate Book Tour

Thursday, May 2, 2019: Climate Change: The Battle Continues

11:30 am PDT
Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens St #251, San Francisco, CA

Join the 2019 Tyler Prize Laureates, Michael E. Mann and Warren M. Washington, where they will discuss experiences and lessons learned from their lifelong careers working to inform and advance public discourse and policy on climate change. Kelly Sims Gallagher will serve as a co-moderator with Jade Lovell, Founder of ReAgency and will discuss Titans of the Climate during the panel. A light lunch will be served. Contact Sara Rosales at sara.rosales@tufts.edu for further information. 

Prof. Gallagher joined Warren M. Washington on the Sea Change radio show to discuss their careers and the intersection of global affairs and climate science. Listen here


Tuesday, April 2, 2019: CSIS Breakfast Book Talk

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Center for Strategic Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Kelly Sims Gallagher will discuss Titans of the Climate with the CSIS community. For further information, please contact Sara Rosales at sara.rosales@tufts.edu. Listen to CSIS podcast with Gallagher and her co-author, Xiaowei Xuan. 


Friday, March 29, 2019: Ginn Library Book Talk

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ginn Library Reading Room
The Fletcher School

Kelly Sims Gallagher will discuss Titans of the Climate with the Tufts University community. For further information, please contact Sara Rosales at sara.rosales@tufts.edu. 


Friday, March 22, 2019: Association for Asian Studies Conference

11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hall
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO

Kelly Sims Gallagher will sit on a round table to discuss: "A Green Belt and Road? Environmental Aspects of Chinese Outbound Investment." 

 


Thursday, March 21, 2019: Payne Institute Spring Speaker Series

4:00 pm
Library, Boettcher Room
Colorado School of Mines, Payne Institute

The book launch will include a presentation on Titans of the Climate followed by a Q&A session. 

 


Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Book Launch and Discussion

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm IST
India International Centre Annexe,
Lecture Room 2 , New Delhi
Centre for Policy Research

Kelly Sims Gallagher will discuss Titans of the Climate with Amb. Shivshankar Menon and Ambuj Sagar. Navroz K. Dubash will serve as the moderator. Tea will be served beforehand, at 5:30 pm. Watch the talk here


Friday, February 22, 2019: Sustainability Professionals Speaker Series at USC

11:00 am
TCC, Franklin Suite (3rd Floor)
University of Southern California

Public lecture discussing Titans of the Climate followed by question and answer session for students interested in environmental and sustainability career paths. 

 


Thursday, February 21, 2019: Book Talk at Occidental College

3:00 pm
Johnson Global Forum, Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA

There will be a talk discussing Titans of the Climate followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be sold on site. 

 


Thursday, January 24, 2019: Book Talk at the National Committee on US-China Relations

5:30 - 7:00 pm
New York City

There will be a brief presentation with a Q & A session, followed by a book signing. Watch or listen to the presentation. Watch Dr. Gallagher's interview with Margot Landman of NCUSCR. 


Sunday, December 9, 2018: Book Salon at Hotel Mariacki

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Katowice, Poland

Kelly Sims Gallagher debuted her book tour in Poland during her attendance at COP24. Fletcher School alumni and notable COP speakers attended the event. 

2018 Events

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

China Language & Culture Club, Fletcher Latin America Group (FLAG) and CIERP Present:

A Closer Look at China’s Trade & Investment in Latin America Featuring Dr. Rebecca Ray 

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mugar 235


Monday, November 19, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Peter Corkeron

The Decline of North Atlantic Right Whales: What's Going On?

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Cabot 702

Peter Corkeron has led the large whale research program at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center since 2011. Read more.

 


                                                        Tuesday, November 6, 2018: CIERP co-sponsoring GDAE Brown Bag Lunch Series: Gillian Davies

Maximizing Carbon Storage and Climate Resiliency in Wetland Restoration and Creation - An Innovation Approach, and Why it Matters 

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Cabot 206

Gillian Davies is a GDAE Visiting Scholar and a Senior Ecological Scientist at BSC Group, Inc. She recently completed a 3-year term on the Executive Board of the International Society of Wetland Scientists, where she served as the 2016-2017 President. A focus of her work is the intersection of wetlands and climate change.


  Monday, November 5, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Keston Perry

Addressing Climate Change in Haiti: Are Current Actions Matching National Priorities?

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310

Keston K. Perry is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. He will speak about the Haiti Readiness Project he is currently working on, a UNDP-funded project to assist Haiti’s Ministry of Environment in developing the institutional capacity to engage with the Green Climate Fund.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018: CIERP co-sponsoring Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill McKibben
6:15 pm
ASEAN Auditorium

Bill McKibben is an author, activist, and environmentalist whose 1989 book The End of Nature is considered one of the first to address climate change for a general audience. Currently serving as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the first global grassroots climate change movement.


Monday, October 29, 2018: CIERP co-sponsoring IBGC Speaker Series: Marcy Reed, National Grid

12:30 – 1:45 pm
M200

Marcy Reed is President of National Grid MA and Executive Vice President of U.S. Policy & Social Impact. 

 

 

 

 


Monday, October 15, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Rishikesh Bhandary

Venus Fly Traps and Viruses: Exploring the Design and Effectiveness of National Climate Funds

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310

How successful have the efforts of developing countries been to mobilize climate finance? This study examines the design and use of national climate funds to shed light on the strategies pursued by developing countries to gain access to and channel climate finance. By focusing on the national climate funds as a policy instrument, this study fills a gap in the climate policy literature that has otherwise mostly focused on role of donor agencies and their preferences.
This talk will bring together key findings from field work on the Amazon Fund, Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund, Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility in Ethiopia, and Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund.

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School and a predoctoral fellow at the Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. His research interests include the architecture of climate finance, climate negotiations, the linkages between governance of climate change and sustainable development.


Friday, October 19, 2018: Guest Speaker Todd Moss

Energy and Africa's Future: Why small isn't beautiful

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cabot 702

Climate change means Africans need more energy, not less. Todd Moss will discuss the future of energy in Africa in light of climate change.

Todd Moss is senior fellow at the Center for Global Development where his research focuses on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment. Moss is also a nonresident scholar at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown. He served as COO/VP at the Center from 2009-2016. Moss is currently working on electrification in Africa, cash transfers in new oil economies, and ideas for upgrading US development finance tools. In the past he led CGD’s work on Nigerian debt, reconstruction in Zimbabwe, the future of the World Bank’s soft loan IDA, and the African Development Bank.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Meet and Greet with Woods Hole Research Center

An event for the Fletcher community featuring our new research partnership

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Hall of Flags Mezzanine

Students will have the opportunity to meet WHRC scientists and learn about their research, and to learn about opportunities such as research assistantships, capstone advising, and internships. 

Refreshments will be served. Please sign up here or contact jillian.demair@tufts.edu.

Download the flyer


Friday, September 21, 2018: Ginn Library Book Talk: Prof. Khan Discusses Haunted by Chaos

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Ginn Library

Professor Sulmaan Khan's new book, Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinpin, chronicles the strategies of China's leaders in seeking to keep their country safe over the course of the twentieth century, and addresses how China will fare against new threats in the twenty-first century.

 

 


Wednesday, September 19, 2018: CIERP Seminar with Paul O'Connell

Social Impact Investing and Development

Paul O'Connell is President and Managing Partner, FDO Partners, LLC and a Water.org Board Member. View his TED-talk here.

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Mugar 235

Download the flyer


Tuesday, September 11, 2018: CIERP Open House
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Fletcher School
Cabot 702

Meet students, faculty, staff, and alumni passionate about environment and resource policy.

CIERP's Open House will be an opportunity for students to learn about our classes, research, activities, and other related initiatives at Tufts. Our partners from across the University and Woods Hole Research Center will join us to introduce their work.


June 11, 2018: Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher: "Beyond the Paris Agreement: The Role of the U.S. and China"

5:30 – 7:00 pm

5:30 - Wine & cheese in the Commons
6:00 - Presentation begins in the Auditorium

Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Rd.
Falmouth, MA 02540

Please register here


April 9, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Abhishek Malhotra: Technological Learning in Low-Carbon Innovation Policy

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Miller Hall, TIE Conference Room

210 Packard Ave


March 12, 2018: CIERP Talk: Elephant Conservation: Dr. Bruce Schulte

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Crowe Room (Goddard 310)


February 28, 2018: CIERP Guest Speaker: John Holdren: Why the Wafflers are Wrong: Addressing Climate Change is Urgent (and a Bargain)

[Presentation slides for download]

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Chase Center


February 26, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Rich Swanson: Energy for Africa, Prioritizing Investments Under Climate Change

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Cabot 702


February 12, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Rohit Chandra: India's Coal Industry: History and Prospects

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Cabot 702


January 29, 2018: CIERP Research Seminar with Alexander Gard-Murray: Who Pays to Save the Planet? A Sectoral Political Economy of Climate Change Mitigation

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Cabot 702


January 11, 2018: The Future of Transportation Symposium

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Alumnae Hall


Click to view the Spring 2018 Research Seminars Flyer

2017 Events

November 20, 2017: CIERP Research Seminar with Kevin Knobloch

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Cabot 702

October 23, 2017: Ed Muller, "Energy Policy: Should Costs Be Hidden?"

Co-Hosted with The Institute for Business in the Global Context

12:30 – 1:45 pm

M 200

Registration @ https://ed-muller.eventbrite.com

October 11, 2017: CIERP Speaker Regina Asmutis-Silva

12:30 – 1:45 pm

The Crowe Room

October 5, 2017 (new date): CIERP Research Seminar with Fang Zhang

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Isobe Conference Room

September 25, 2017: CIERP Research Seminar with Anna Goldstein

12:30 – 1:45 pm

The Crowe Room

September 18, 2017: CIERP Research Seminar with John Helveston

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Cabot 205

September 7, 2017: CIERP Open House

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cabot 7 Floor

2016 Events

March 13: David O'Connor, will report on the evolution of the IMAPP process

and how it will move forward into the more formal NEPOOL/FERC process.

February 27: Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, PhD candidate hosts CIERP Research Seminar

February 13: Ed Muller, Vice Chairman of the Board and a director of NRG since December 2012 with over 20 years of energy industry experience. (Co-hosted by CIERP and IBGC)

January 30: Greta Bull, CEO of CGAP and a Director at the World Bank Group speaking from her more than 15 years’ experience in development finance.

November 30: India's Development in a Changing Climate. Dr. Kartikeya Singh, IDRC Fellow at the Center for Global Development.

October 31: Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the US Department of State.

October 26: Energy Democracy and Gender Diversity in the Renewable Energy Transition: The Value of a More Holistic, Inclusive Approach. Jennie Stevens, Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs Northeastern University

September 28: Transnational Governance Experiments: From Climate Change to Mining and the Minerals Life Cycle.

Dr Stacy VanDeveer Professor and Program Director of the PhD program in Global Governance and Human Security in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

April 7, 2016: After Paris: Now the Harder Part. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

March 28, 2016: Technology Transfer and Adoption for Climate Resilience. Laura Kuhl, doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

March 28, 2016: Governing Adaption: Bridging Scales for Water Security. Anita Milman, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

March 14, 2016: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Mixed and Integrated Farming Systems as an Adaptation Strategy in Mozambique. John Duncan, Postdoctoral Scholar of Agriculture, Forests and Biodiversity.

March 14, 2016: Water and Conflict: From academic debates to urban wars. Mark Zeitoun, Reader at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia.

March 10, 2016: Water: Security, Productivity, Management - Linking global water resources to health and security. Kate Brauman, Lead Scientist, Global Water Initiative, Institute of the Environment, University of Minnesota.

February 23, 2016:China's Responses to Climate Change. Chengchuan Tian is Director of the Division of Strategic Research and Planning, Department of Climate Change, at the National Development Reform Commission. He has been engaged in strategic planning and policy research on climate change for many years.

January 21, 2016:Climate Change and Norwegian Foreign Policy: How one country tries to make a difference by helping to save the remaining rain forests. Hans Brattskar is Special Advisor on Forests, Sustainable Development, and Indigenous and Local Communities Issues at the United Nations Development Program.

2015 Events

October 28, 2015: Perspectives on Paris. Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf.

October 15, 2015: Energy Transitions. Arnulf Grubler, resident faculty at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

September 21, 2015: Common but Differentiated Governance. Drs. Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy.

April 29, 2015: Design of Environmental Regulation in India. Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

April 9, 2015: Global Speaker Series. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, 2014 Sustainable Business Leader of the Year.

February 17, 2015: Mexico's Energy Reform. Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez, Chariman of Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission; Jual Rosellon, Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics; William W. Hogan, Professor and Research Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group.

January 15, 2015:
Japan and its Neighbors: Is Reconciliation Possible? Mr. Yukio Okamoto, President of Okamoto Associates and Former Diplomat in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2014 Events

December 16, 2014: Lessons for a Climate and Energy Roadmap 2050, co-hosted with the Conservation Law Foundation

December 9, 2014: US Energy Policy. Dr Susan Tierney, managing principal at the Analysis Group, an economic and policy consulting firm in Boston, and a Board Member for the Energy Foundation

November 24, 2014: Communicating the Impacts of Climate Change. David Kenny, CEO of the Weather Company. Hosted by the Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)

November 21 - 23, 2014: Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming, a collaboration with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

November 20, 2014: Cyprus and the Eastern Meditteranean: Hydrocarbon Resources and Opportunities. Dr Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd. (e-CNHC)

October 17, 2014: Climate change and the Road to Paris. Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change

October 10, 2014: Development Diplomacy – A perspective from the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Dr Milan J.N. Meetarbhan, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius and Permanent Representative to the United Nations

September 8, 2014: Fukushima: Facts and Lessons Learned

. A conversation with Mr Kenji Tateiwa, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs (Washington Office), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Hosted by the Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)

2013 Events

December 9, 2013: Climate Implications of the United States' Oil and Gas Boom with Michael Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

December 2, 2013: 24 Months to Paris: Sustainable Development Diplomacy's Acid Test
Rachel Kyte

, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank

November 22, 2013: Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services. Allan Savory

, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge (Click here to watch his January 2013 presentation at Fletcher)

Note:  Public event was followed by closed student workshop with Savory on the afternoon of Nov. 22 and all day Nov. 23

November 21, 2013: First Generation Ethanol: Evolution, Potential and Constraints, José Roberto Moreira, Professor of Energy, University of Sao Paulo, BrazilView event flyer

October 30, 2013: Climate Mitigation 2.0 – The Promise of Restorative Grazing Counter-Intuitive Approaches for Reversing Desertification and Global Warming While Meeting Human Needs. Seth Itzkan

, President, Planet-TECH Associates

October 24, 2013: Energizing Sustainable Cities: Findings from the Global Energy Assessment with Arnulf Grubler

, Acting Program Leader, Transitions to New Technologies Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Professor, Energy and Technology, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

October 18, 2013:
The Road Ahead for Planetary Environmentalism: An Appreciation of Professor Bill Moomaw. Robert Socolow

, Professor, Princeton University
Followed by a reception from 4:30-6:00 in the Hall of Flags celebrating Professor Moomaw's distinguished career. View a photo gallery from the event.

October 10, 2013,
Global Energy Challenges. Ambassador Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA).
Hosted by the Charles Francis Adams Lecture and the Fletcher Energy Club (FLEC) View event flyer

September 23, 2013, Technology Transfer for Adaptation: An Analysis of the GEF Adaptation Funds. Laura Kuhl

, Predoctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School View event flyer


March 27, 2013,
Gorillas and Elephants, People and Parks: Lessons in Conservation and Conflict from Central Africa. Bill Weber

, International Conservationist, Co-Founder of the Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda, and Co-Author of In the Kingdom of Gorillas


March 26, 2013,
Arctic Warming and Global Climate Change: An International Inquiry
Co-Sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, and the Canadian Consulate Boston. Access the conference report here


March 25, 2013,
Let there be Light:  Addressing the Energy Access Challenge through Innovation. Kartikeya Singh

, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School


March 14, 2013,
Getting Energy Right. ,Dev Sanyal F'88

, Executive Vice President and Group Chief of Staff, BP. Access a full transcript of his speech here


March 11, 2013,
Emergence of a Post-South World?: Evidence from the Climate Regime
Rishikesh Bhandary

, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School

February 25, 2013: Industrial End-Use Energy Efficient Technology Transfer and Innovation in China: Evidence from the Iron and Steel Sector. Fang Zhang

, Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School

February 14, 2013:
Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate: Past, Present and Future. Andrew Freedman F'10

, Senior Science Writer, Climate Central


January 25, 2013:
Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option. Allan Savory

, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge

2012 Events

November 29, 2012: Conflict and Natural Resource Video Showcase
Is piracy off the coast of Somalia caused by land use conflicts? Do diamonds cause war? How can we lessen the negative conflict-related impacts of petroleum consumption? Students from Lecturer Nancy Gleason's class "Conflict and Natural Resources" will showcase their videos. Each student video is five minutes in length


November 26, 2012:
REDD+: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Interaction Perspectives
Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers

, Assistant Professor, the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy group (FNP), Wageningen University, the Netherlands. View her presentation slides here

November 5, 2012: Making REDD+ a Reality in the D.R. Congo: From Science to Policy and Practice. Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center. View his presentation slides here


October 22, 2012:
Public Perceptions of Wind Energy Projects in Massachusetts
Maria Petrova, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School


September 24, 2012:
Riding the Unicorn: The Myth of Sustainability. Bruce J. Oreck

, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies

September 12, 2012: A Conversation with Robert F. Cekuta

, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State - informal discussion on the State Department's newly created Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). View event flyer


April 26, 2012:
Aviation Biofuels: Propelling the World toward a Low-Carbon Future. Cristina Haus, Executive Editor, Jet Fuel Intelligence, Energy Intelligence Group


April 20, 2012:
Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change, An Earth Day Talk. William Moomaw, Director, CIERP
Co-sponsored by TIE, Tufts Office of Sustainability, Tufts Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and CIERP


March 29, 2012:
Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities; Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts. Susan Tierney

, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Committee

March 26, 2012: The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland. Hosted by The Edward R. Murrow Center, The Fletcher School; CIERP, The Fletcher School; The Institute of the North, Anchorage, AK; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway


March 15, 2012:
Getting Agriculture into the Climate Negotiations
Tina Joemat-Pettersson

, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa (via Skype)

March 14, 2012:
Indigenous People and Resource Rights. Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role

, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference, FLEC, and INCR


March 12, 2012:
NIMBY-ism and Wind Power — a New Look at an Old Problem. Maria Petrova Stefanovich, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School


March 1, 2012:
International Resource Politics and Minerals: How does the Resource Nexus come in? Raimund Bleischwitz

, Transatlantic Academy Fellow and Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy


February 9, 2012:
Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process. Andrew Steer

, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the World Bank.

January 25, 2012: Reversing Global Warming and Desertification with Livestock?
Counter Intuitive Thinking: A Futurist's Inquiry.
Seth Itzkan

, President, Planet-TECH Associates

January 19, 2012: From Rio to Rio: Moving Towards Sustainable Development in a Multi-speed World. Rachel Kyte

, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank

2011 Events

December 5, 2011: Interconnected Energy Grids - a Future for Electric Energy. Aleksandar Stanković

, Alvin H. Howell Professor in Electrical Engineering. View his presentation here

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November 16, 2011: Energy Security in South Asia: Towards Cooperation or Conflict? Charles K. Ebinger

, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution.
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role

, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference

FLEEC

, and INCR.

November 14, 2011: Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation: The 2011 IPCC Report. William Moomaw

, Convening Lead Author, IPCC SRREN Report 2011, and Director, CIERP.

October 24, 2011: Book Talk – Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto. Matthew J. Hoffmann

, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

October 12, 2011: Resource conflicts: Renewable energies as peace enablers? Sherri W. Goodman

, SVP and Corporate Secretary, CNA Analysis and Solutions
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference

FLEEC

, and INCR.

October 3, 2011: Understanding Climate Mitigation Responses in the United States and China from the Strategic and Institutional Perspective. Xingshu Zhao, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP
September 27, 2011: Resource Wars - Underlying Structures and Trends. Michael T. Klare

, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference

FLEEC

, and INCR.