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Speaker Bios

Stephen Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Director of the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, President of the European Renewable Energy Council and former Director General in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) 
John Howe, Director, Public Affairs, FloDesign Wind Turbine 
Eric Martinot, Senior Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, Tokyo, Japan
Anthony Monaco, President of Tufts University
Janet Sawin, Partner, Sunna Research, and Lead Author and Research Director, REN21 Renewables Global Status Report

Stephen Bosworth 

Stephen Bosworth ImageStephen W. Bosworth is the Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a position he assumed in February 2001. Prior to his appointment at The Fletcher School, he served as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from November 1997 to February 2001. Most recent, from March 2009 through October 2011, he served as U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy for the Obama Administration. From 1995-1997, Mr. Bosworth was the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization [KEDO], an inter-governmental organization established by the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan to deal with North Korea. Before joining KEDO, he served seven years as President of the United States Japan Foundation, a private American grant-making institution. He also taught International Relations at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from 1990 to 1994. 

He has co-authored several studies on public policy issues for the Carnegie Endowment and the Century Fund, and, in 2006, he co-authored a book entitled “Chasing the Sun, Rethinking East Asian Policy.” Ambassador Bosworth has had an extensive career in the United States Foreign Service, including service as Ambassador to Tunisia from 1979-1981 and Ambassador to the Philippines from 1984-1987. He also served in a number of senior positions in the Department of State, including Director of Policy Planning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs. He is the recipient of many awards, including the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Diplomat of the Year Award in 1987, the Department of State’s Distinguished Service Award in 1976 and again in 1986, and the Department of Energy’s Distinguished Service Award in 1979. Mr. Bosworth is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2002 and served as Board Chair from 1996 to 2000. 

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Kelly Sims Gallagher 

picKelly Sims Gallagher F'00, F'03 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. 

Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China.  She 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), editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press 2009), and numerous academic articles and policy reports. 

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Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes ImageRainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes is the President of EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council, the umbrella organization of European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations. He is also the President of EREC’s member Association EREF, the European Renewable Energies Federation, the voice of independent producers of energy from renewable sources.

He is a Board Member of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), BEE’s Spokesperson for European and international affairs, and Chairman of BEE’s related working group.

He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the global Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), which was founded as an outcome of the first “International Renewable Energy Conference” (renewables2004). He is a Member of the Renewables Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and a Member of the WREN-Council, the advisory structure of the World Renewable Energy Network.

From November 1998 to December 2005, he was a Director General in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), in charge of – among others – renewable energies and climate protection. As a representative of BMU he was one of the two chairmen of the International Steering Committee preparing the renewables2004-conference in Bonn. After the conference, he served as BMU’s representative and a founding co-chair and later a member of the Bureau of the Global Policy Network, now known as REN21.

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John Howe

John Howe ImageJohn B. Howe F'84 is Director of Public Affairs at FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp., a Massachusetts-based developer and manufacturer of a next-generation wind turbine that adapts aerodynamic principles from modern jet engine design.  In this role he leads the company’s state and federal government relations activities.  He works with a broad range of stakeholder groups concerned with various environmental impacts of wind energy development.

Prior to joining FloDesign in September 2010, John’s career has spanned several cleantech energy sectors.  He held lead responsibility for government and public affairs at Verenium Corporation, a cellulosic biofuels developer; American Superconductor, a developer of advanced power grid technologies; and J. Makowski Associates, Inc., a developer of large-scale natural gas and independent power projects in the northeastern United States.  During the mid-1990s, as Chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, John spearheaded development of the regulatory plan to restructure the Commonwealth’s retail electric services industry.

John earned his BA in political science from Amherst College, magna cum laude in 1978 and a MALD from the Fletcher School in 1984, with a concentration in energy and resource economics.

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Eric Martinot 

Eric Martinot ImageDr. Eric Martinot is an internationally recognized writer, educator, and speaker on the subject of renewable energy. He is report author of the REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, released in January 2013. He was formerly lead author (2005-2010) and research director of the well-known REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, an annual synthesis of the state of renewable energy worldwide produced since 2005. He currently serves as senior research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo and adjunct professor with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He maintains research affiliations with the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC, with Tsinghua University in Beijing, and with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, and serves in several other roles including chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), editorial board member of the journal Energy Policy, and advisor to a number of international organizations.

From 2005 to early 2008 he resided in Beijing, where he taught classes as a senior visiting scholar at Tsinghua University and conducted research on China's renewable energy markets and policies. From 2000 to 2003, he was a senior energy specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC, where he managed the renewable energy program of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and was responsible for reviewing and recommending approval of GEF grants for renewable energy projects in developing countries. He also guided the GEF's renewable energy program strategies and synthesized knowledge and experience with renewable energy markets around the world. While working at the World Bank, he taught part-time on energy and environment as an adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. He also taught at Tufts University in 1999 as an adjunct professor of international relations. Earlier, he served as consultant to the Environment Department of the World Bank, as senior scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute--Boston, as convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and as consultant to the United Nations, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and International Energy Agency.

Dr. Martinot is author of 70 publications on renewable energy and energy efficiency, including works that are seminal in the field. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley (1991 and 1995) and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984).

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Anthony Monaco 

Anthony Monaco ImageAnthony P. Monaco became the thirteenth President of Tufts University on August 1, 2011. A distinguished geneticist, he had served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources at the University of Oxford since 2007. At Tufts, he holds faculty appointments as a Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences and as a Professor of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine.

An accomplished leader, scientist and teacher, Dr. Monaco brings to the Tufts presidency deep-rooted commitments to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, and a global perspective. Since arriving at Tufts, he has established, and chairs, councils charged with making recommendations for policies and practices that will advance diversity and campus sustainability across the university. President Monaco has also launched a university-wide initiative to build on Tufts’ existing strengths in interdisciplinary research and graduate education.

Under President Monaco’s leadership, the university began a comprehensive strategic planning effort in the fall of 2012. Tufts is also now actively engaged in long-term capital planning to support needed investments in enhanced facilities and systems to support teaching, research, and campus life. At the same time, in line with the President’s commitment to broaden access to a Tufts education and moderate growth in costs, the university is working to use its administrative and financial resources as efficiently as possible. At Oxford, Dr. Monaco developed and led strategic planning initiatives for academic programs, student recruitment, senior academic appointments, capital improvements and budgeting and resource allocation across the university’s four academic divisions, central administration, library and museums. He was an active steward of programs to make an Oxford education possible for students from a wide range of backgrounds.

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, President Monaco received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1981, and his M.D. and Ph.D. through Harvard Medical School’s Medical Scientist Training Program, where he specialized in the genetics of neurological disorders. His doctoral research led to a landmark scientific discovery: the gene responsible for X-linked Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Prior to serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Oxford, Dr. Monaco had directed the university’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics since 1998. He also had been a professor of human genetics at Oxford since 1997. He led Oxford’s Neurogenetics Group, a team of scientists investigating the genetic underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, specific language impairment and dyslexia. His group was the first to identify a gene specifically involved in human speech and language. He was elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2006, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) and the Royal Society of Medicine. He serves on the Boards of Cummings Foundation, the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund, and Tufts Medical Center.

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Janet Sawin 

Janet Sawin ImageJanet Sawin MALD ‘93, PhD ‘01 is a partner with Sunna Research, a New Hampshire-based energy and consulting firm that she started with her husband, Freyr Sverrisson (MALD ’94). She is also Lead Author and Research Director of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy policy and business. 

Ms. Sawin was a Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on Policy, Implementation and Finance in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), completed in 2011. She also coauthored the International Energy Agency-Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) 2012 ACTION study, which goes beyond the SRREN by identifying essential policy criteria for accelerating the deployment of renewable energy. 

Prior to the formation of Sunna Research, Ms. Sawin was director of the Energy and Climate Change program at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C., where she continues to provide project guidance as a Senior Fellow. While at Worldwatch, she authored numerous articles, book chapters and reports on energy and climate change issues, and particularly on renewable energy policy. Her publications included the background paper on National Policy Instruments for the 2004 International Conference for Renewable Energies in Bonn, Germany, and the official conference outcome on Policy Recommendations for Renewable Energies. She also advised policymakers from China, the United States and international organizations on renewable energy policy design, and was a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2008 report 20% Wind Energy by 2030.

Her Fletcher doctoral thesis examined the impact of government policy on the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. Before graduate school, Ms. Sawin worked briefly on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and for the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. She is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota with a degree in Economics.

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