Sustainability Science Program

Nancy Dickson

Ms. Nancy Dickson
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Mailbox 81
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138  USA
Office:  501 Rubenstein Building
Tel: (1) 617-496-9469
Group affiliation: Program Co-Director

Curriculum vitae    Publications

Nancy Dickson is co-director of the Sustainability Science Program and a senior research associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The Program addresses the challenges of sustainable development:  fostering shared prosperity and reduced poverty while protecting the environment. She manages the operations and activities of the program, including faculty-led research initiatives and grants, fellowship and training programs, and policy dialogues involving leading scholars and senior officials from government and the private sector. She directs the fellows program that has trained 135 fellows who are citizens of over 30 countries.  Nancy has managed numerous large, interdisciplinary research projects involving multi-country teams.  Her work has examined science and sustainable development, social learning in international affairs, and efforts to link research with practice in various contexts, including global environmental risks, environmental assessment, natural resources, and sustainability science. She is co-author of numerous publications. She has served on external reviews and advisory boards, most recently on NASA’s Applied Sciences Program Advisory Committee (2012-15). She was a committee member on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Extending Observations and Research Results to Practical Applications (2006-07). Nancy is a co-recipient of the Ecological Society of America’s Sustainability Science award (2012). She holds degrees from Cornell University, a Master of Regional Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Government.