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Kelly Sims Gallagher

Kelly Sims Gallagher, on leave until fall 2015 to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy and Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.  She directs the Center's Energy, Climate, and Innovation (ECI) research program, and maintains affiliations as an Associate Faculty member at the Harvard University Center for the Environment,  and Senior Associate and member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group. 

Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China.  She is particularly interested in the role of policy in spurring the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically and internationally.  A Truman Scholar, she has a MALD and PhD in international affairs from The Fletcher School, and an AB from Occidental College.  She speaks Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China (The MIT Press 2014) and China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (The MIT Press 2006). She was a contributor to Debating China: The US-China Relationship in 10 Conversations (Oxford University Press 2014) and editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press 2009). In addition she has authored numerous academic articles and policy reports. 

View Professor Gallagher's personal website here and Fletcher faculty profile here.

Director, CIERP; Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy (on leave until fall 2015)


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