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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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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.


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.

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

Good luck, Christine!

  • Today is the last day at Fletcher for Christine.  You may have met her during a visit, or you may have heard from her by email.  Even if you haven’t had any direct contact with Christine, if you plan to apply, or applied last year, you will benefit from her work.  Christine was one of [...]

  • Fletcher and the Atlantic Council

  • In case you missed it, the coming academic year will be the first for a new partnership between Fletcher and the Atlantic Council, designed to foster scholarly exchange and public outreach initiatives.

    In a spring email to the community, Dean Stavridis wrote:

    For many reasons, the Atlantic Council is an ideal partner [...]

  • A few faculty and staff notes

  • The pre-session students are here, but they’re too busy and/or new to be making news, which leaves me grasping for a topic for today’s post.  I’ve reached into my magic bag of possible blog topics and pulled out a few notes on staff and faculty.

    First, from one of the monthly updates we receive, news [...]