EADS Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2012
Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School
Kelly Sims Gallagher is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. She directs the Energy, Climate, and Innovation (ECI) research program in the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. She is also Senior Associate and a 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.
Gallagher focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China and 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 China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (The MIT Press 2006), numerous academic articles and policy reports, as well as editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press 2009).
Even though energy technology development and commercialization were originally undertaken for the national scale, they indeed no longer occur--like climate change itself-- within one single country. Rather, the energy sector has become highly globalized, with firms and countries acquiring and selling technologies all over the world. Yet there are hindrances to its wider proliferation on the global scale. »