Events

Upcoming 2020 Events

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

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

12:30pm – 1:45pm
Mugar 235, The Fletcher School

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.


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.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020: CIERP & CREATE Solutions Research Seminar with Zdenka Myslikova

Acquaintances and Partners: Linkages and Networks in Energy Technology Innovation

12:30pm – 1:45pm
Murrow 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. RSVP here.


Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, 2020: Rising Power Alliances: Creating a New Global Governance? Conference

The Fletcher School

Rising Power Alliances project is a multi-year project analyzing the changing nature and definition of alliances/coalitions with a particular emphasis on “rising powers” – the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa and their efforts to reform the system of global governance. The project conducts research in three main areas: 1) defining global alliances/coalitions from the BRICS countries’ perspectives; 2) coalitional behavior of the BRICS group across key strategic areas; and, 3) US-BRICS diplomacy and prospects for collaboration. For more information, please visit the Rising Power Alliances page. An agenda will be available soon. 

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


Wednesday, April 8, 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
Crowe Room, The Fletcher School

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.


2020 Archive: Past Events

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.