Tufts Partners

CIERP at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Within the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, CIERP combines rigorous research, multi-disciplinary graduate education, and executive training to equip current and future policy entrepreneurs with both the knowledge to craft evidence-based policy in a global context and the skills to implement it. The program develops innovative approaches to shift global development onto an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable path. The Center conducts scholarly research on today’s environmental and resource challenges to provide empirical evidence for academics and policy makers. Students of CIERP contribute to the interdisciplinary community of TIE within various programs and initiatives. A number of CIERP professors are also TIE faculty members, bringing their expertise and network to the TIE programs. Additionally, TIE and CIERP have organized and sponsored a number of exciting events for Tufts University and community.

Water Diplomacy: Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

A theory and practice of implementing adaptive water management for complex water issues.

Water Diplomacy | IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship)  is an innovative and integrative approach to address complex water problems. At Tufts University, we educate the next generation of water diplomats to envision a different future for water, transforming their understanding of water as a fixed resource into a flexible and sustainably shared resource to create new avenues for negotiating and resolving water conflicts.This doctoral program seeks to educate reflective water professionals who will: think across boundaries, integrate knowledge and action, and develop non-zero sum solutions. Many Water Diplomacy students take advantage of and contribute to TIE programs, especially the Water: Systems, Science and Society graduate certificate program.
Environmental Studies Department Founded in 1984, The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) was one of the first multidisciplinary environmental programs in the United States. Our students and alumni have become effective practitioners and advocates for the environment in medicine, law, finance, industry, government, and other academic fields.
Tufts Office of Sustainability Tufts Office of Sustainability serves as a resource, a catalyst, and an advocate for environmental sustainability at Tufts. Often we serve as a bridge between ideas and their practical implementation. OOS works to enhance Tufts’ reputation as a leader, ensure that Tufts’ efforts are comprehensive and focused on meaningful projects, and measure Tufts’ progress toward commitments and regional goals identify sustainability opportunities that may provide Tufts with significant benefit such as reduced risk, financial savings, and avoided problems/fines. OOS integrates sustainability issues into research, scholarship and student life.
Global Development and Environment Institute The Global Development And Environment Institute was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of  the Program for Sustainable Change and Development in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Environmental and Resource Policy. The combination creates a center of expertise in economics, policy, science and technology. GDAE’s name reflects their mission: the capitalized “A” of “And” emphasizes  the interrelation between Development And Environment as a special focus; studies or policies relating to either of those terms alone have too often resulted in one or another kind of failure. We use the word “Global” to indicate that we are concerned with the linkages between Development And Environment in all parts of the world. This integrative approach to educational enrichment makes GDAE a natural partner of TIE.
Tufts' Center for Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine The Center for Conservation Medicine at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine advances the health of animals, people and the environment through professional training, research and service to communities around the globe, utilizing a Conservation Medicine approach. CCM faculty and students collaborate in research, project development and event planning.
The Geographic Information Systems Lab at Tufts The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab at Tufts is a new university-wide resource that provides information about GIS technology resources across the three Tufts campuses. Tufts provides a variety of GIS courses, workshops and other learning opportunities. The Data Lab, a full-service computing and instructional facility, maintains the GIS site and serves as the central hub to GIS activities and services at Tufts.
Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting & Modeling of Infectious Diseases The Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases (InForMID) was established to conduct research and provide a venue for training in the fields of computational epidemiology, conservation medicine, biostatistics, and bioinformatics with the emphasis on public health applications. The mission of the Initiative is to improve the quality of bio-medical research and health care by developing innovative analytical and computational tools and systems to life-science researchers, public health professionals, and policy makers. The Initiative offers training opportunities and hands-on experience in research and practical applications for an audience with wide range of professional backgrounds.
The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University is an incubator of innovative ways to educate learners at all levels to understand and engage with difficult global issues. We develop new generations of effective and ethical leaders who are able and driven to comprehend complexity, reflect cultural and political nuance, and engage as responsible global citizens in anticipating and confronting the world’s most pressing problems.
 Recycling at Tufts University Tufts Recycles was launched by students in 1990 and today is a robust program of the Facilities Services department on all three campuses. Recycling bins for cardboard, paper, bottles and cans are located throughout all of the university’s administrative and academic buildings. Tufts Recycles works closely with Tufts’ custodial contractor and the recycling contractors, Save That Stuff and Herb’s Disposal, to ensure that campus recycling reaches its fullest potential. Tufts Recycles strives to be at the forefront of promoting the wise use and conservation of resources. Its goal is to bring all campuses to “zero-waste” status.