Fall 2018 Events

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.

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 Board Member. View his TED-talk here.

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Mugar 235

A light lunch will be served. Please sign up here or contact

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

An event for the Fletcher community featuring our new research partnership

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. 

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

Refreshments will be served. Please sign up here or contact

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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.

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

12:30 – 1:45 pm

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


Tuesday, October 30, 2018: CIERP co-sponsoring Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill McKibben (RSVP required)

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, the first global grassroots climate change movement.


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.

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

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

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

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Cabot 702


Archive: Spring 2018 Events

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