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CIERP develops innovative approaches to sustainable, environmentally responsible global development.

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CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom

CIERP partners with Professors of Practice to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom.

Kartikeya Singh addressed the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly

The Center provides funds to its students for research and conference attendance.

CIERP, The Fletcher School

The Center partners with various organizations to host conferences, speakers and networking opportunities.

Paul Polman is the inaugural speaker for CIERP's Global Speakers Series

CIERP's Global Speakers Series featured Paul Polman as its inaugural speaker.

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In the Media

July 22

New York Times LogoCenter Director Kelly Sims Gallagher's quantitative data analysis of the DoE Energy R&D budget is cited in Eduardo Porter's Opinion Piece 'Innovation Sputters in the Battle Against Climate Change' in the New York Times. Access the full database here.

Emerging Research

TedX Tufts

TEDx Tufts event logoProfessor Sulmaan Khan, Research Librarian Ellen McDonald and CIERP Administrator Elayne Stecher launched an emerging research project that aims to reverse the Chinese demand for Ivory and rhino horn at TedX Tufts.

 

Honors and Awards

Faculty and staff honoured

Jenny AkerThis year's recipient of The James L. Paddock Teaching Award was Professor Jenny Aker. This honor is awarded by the Fletcher Student Council to the faculty member who best exemplifies excellence in teaching.

 Tufts Distinction AwardCIERP Associate Director Penny Storey received a Tufts Distinction Award at a June ceremony.

Research and Education

Mitigation Technology Adoption

DemoLune Guide - HausaOne of Professor Jenny Aker's projects seeks to better understand the profitability of rain water harvesting techniques in Niger. As part of the study she developed small booklets with a lot of pictures describing how to construct demi-lunes. Originally intended for training sessions, they are proving so popular that people have asked for personal copies.
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Scholar Practitioners

Resources for the Future logoCIERP faculty and research affiliates are renowned scholars who are also expert practitioners. As Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher prepares to return to scholarship after a year at the Office for Science and Technology Policy, Professor Ujjayant Chakravorty is preparing to spend the fall 2015 semester at Resources for the Future.
Research and Education

Executive Education in South Africa


CIERP staff and faculty contributed to the 2015 IPMS program delivered by the Sustainability Challenge Foundation in The Netherlands in June. The Program trains participants in the techniques of a mutual gains approach to  multilateral dialogue  and how to apply those techniques to resolve the conflicts that arise in the context of implementing sustainable development. The 2015 program was coordinated by Associate Director Mieke van der Wansem and Professor Emeritus William Moomaw was Head of Faculty.
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Fletcher Updates

From Fletcher to the high seas

  • One of the most loyal friends the Admissions Office could hope for is about to embark on a new adventure.  Han Kim, F10, has had a varied pre- and post-Fletcher career in Korea.  This past year, in addition to working for a start-up company, he has dedicated himself to training for an around-the-world yachting event, [...]

  • Local vacation — lots to do

  • While the blog shared the favorite destinations of my Admissions pals last week, I was taking a few days off to explore some of those same destinations.

    On Wednesday, along with Gov. Charlie Baker (who was in the audience), my husband, Paul, and I went to Shakespeare on the Common, which Liz had recommended.  [...]

  • The last of the Admissions staff summer favorites

  • Many Fletcher students arrive with families in tow, and Kristen provides the perfect summer (or fall) suggestion for them.

    My summer might be slightly less adventurous than some of my colleagues, but with good reason: I have two young children, so every day is its own special kind of adventure.  However, we still manage to [...]