Tufts Energy and Climate Forum

Launched in Fall 2006, the Energy and Climate Forum was conceived as a means of gauging interest in the topics of climate and energy, an area identified as being particularly promising for development as a cross-university effort. Sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), and the Fletcher School’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), it consists of monthly seminars featuring both internal and external speakers addressing critical issues surrounding energy and climate. Topics include science, engineering, economics, health and the environment, and resources policy and politics.

Academic Year 2010-2011 Schedule

September 27, 2010

Ed Steinfeld
Associate Professor of Political Science
MIT
Playing Our (Energy) Game: Why China’s Rise Doesn’t Threaten the West
Crowe Room (Goddard 310), Fletcher School
12:30 pm

October 18, 2010

Catherine Wolfram
Haas School
University of California-Berkley
Appliance Acquisition in Developing Countries
Room 304, Tisch Library
12:30 pm

November 15, 2010

David Cash
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Executive Office of Energy
and Environmental Affairs, Common Wealth of Massachusetts
Cabot 7th Floor, Fletcher School
6pm – 7:30 pm

November 22, 2010

Richard Lester
Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
MIT
U.S. Energy-Technology Innovation
Crowe Room (Goddard 310), Fletcher School
12:30 pm

December 6, 2010

Joseph Cullen
Research Fellow, Center for the Environment
Harvard University
GHG Emissions Reductions from Power Plants in Response to Carbon Pricing
Room 304, Tisch Library
12:30 pm

January 31, 2011

David Victor
Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
Director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation
The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Crowe Room (Goddard 310), Fletcher School
12:30 pm

February 28, 2011

Kelly Sims Gallagher
Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy
The Fletcher School
Is IP Infringement a Barrier to the Transfer of Cleaner Energy Technology?
Cabot 703, Fletcher School
12:30 pm

March 28, 2011

Kathy Araujo
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, ECI Program
The Fletcher School
Explaining Declines in U.S. Carbon Intensity
Crowe Room (Goddard 310), Fletcher School
12:30 pm

April 25, 2011

Xingshu Zhao
Research Fellow, ECI Program
The Fletcher School
On leave from the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Barriers to Clean Tech Commercialization in the United States
Crowe Room (Goddard 310), Fletcher School
12:30 pm 

 

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