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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

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 [...]

  • More local favorites from the Admissions Staff

  • Continuing the theme from yesterday’s post, the Admissions team shares its favorite summer locations.

    First up today is Dan, who rarely demonstrates such an alarming familiarity with reality TV, as he describes his favorite local beach location.  Because who doesn’t want to get to the beach in the summer?!

    Something I’ve learned from being [...]

  • Local favorites

  • Summer is when I like to ask my Admissions pals to share a little about themselves on the blog.  Naturally, when we’re writing in the summer, we lean toward writing about the summer.  My assignment for the team, then, was to describe a favorite summer activity — one that incoming students might pursue next summer, [...]