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Shafiqul Islam

Shafiqul Islam earned his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Water Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the Director of the Water Diplomacy Program. Professor Islam works on availability, access and allocation of water within the context of climate challenges, health, and diplomacy. He seeks interdisciplinary approaches to create actionable knowledge by blending science, engineering, policy, and politics in contextually relevant ways using complexity science, systems thinking, principled pragmatism, and negotiation theory. Professor Islam maintains a diverse network of national and international partnerships and is engaged in several national and international consulting and training practices in the United States, South Asia, Africa, and Middle East. He is the 2016 recipient of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Water Prize for Creativity. He has over hundred publications and his research and practice have been featured in numerous media outlets including the BBC World Service, Voice of America, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Nature, and Yale E360. More information about Dr. Islam's interests and expertise, please visit Water Diplomacy.