Announcing the 2015-16 Faculty Research Fellows and Associates

(Clockwise from top left) Bruce Anderson, Susan Foster, Kevin P. Gallagher, Sucharita Gopal, Joseph Harris,
Lucy Hutyra, Les Kaufman, Pamela Templer, Ian Sue Wing, and Min Ye

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Faculty Research Fellows and Associates.

With seed funding from the Pardee Center, the 10 Faculty Research Fellows will launch two- or three-year interdisciplinary research projects on topics ranging from the implications of China’s investments in other developing countries to establishing the first urban nitrogen monitoring stations in Boston that will connect with a nationwide network of other nitrogen monitoring stations. Over the course of their projects, the Faculty Research Fellows will produce Pardee Center publications and lead Pardee Center-sponsored seminars or other events related to their research.

In addition, the Pardee Center welcomes 23 Faculty Associates, representing six schools and colleges and 11 departments across the university. Pardee Center Faculty Associates participate in Pardee Center events and programs, and serve as resources for the Center in its outreach and programmatic activities.

“I am really pleased with the research projects and the number of faculty members from a wide variety of schools and disciplines that we will be working with this year,” said Pardee Center Directory Anthony Janetos. “We have a fantastic group of faculty collaborators and I look forward to the work the Pardee Center will produce based on their contributions.”

This year’s Faculty Research Fellows include:

Prof. Kevin P. Gallagher (Pardee School of Global Studies) will convene a Pardee Center Task Force on trade, investment, and climate policy. This interdisciplinary group of experts will examine the extent to which proposed trade and investment treaties are compatible with global climate change goals, and will articulate a series of policy recommendations for incorporating progressive climate policy into trade and investment treaties.

Prof. Sucharita Gopal (Earth and Environment), Prof. Les Kaufman (Biology), Prof. Bruce Anderson (Earth & Environment), and Prof. Susan Foster (School of Public Health) will explore the connections between climate change and human health impacts in India and Cambodia, potentially culminating with a workshop in India held in collaboration with in-country partners to present the findings.

Prof. Joseph Harris (Sociology) will convene the First National Conference on Global Health and the Social Sciences, bringing together anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists working on global health from around the nation and world.

Prof. Lucy Hutyra (Earth and Environment) and Prof. Pamela Templer (Biology) will establish the first urban nitrogen monitoring stations in the city of Boston as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP).

Prof. Ian Sue Wing (Earth & Environment) will assist the Pardee Center in pursuing collaborative research partnerships on sustainable energy transitions.

Prof. Min Ye  (Pardee School) will establish a coordinated, multidisciplinary, policy-relevant program of research on the impacts of various aspects of China’s Silk Road Diplomacy in other developing countries in Asia and elsewhere.

The call for proposals for the 2016-17 Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows will be released in May 2016.