UMass Boston



Founded by Maria Ivanova in 2011, the Center for Governance and Sustainability seeks to be an agent of change for better governance across scales and geographies. To this end, the Center engages in rigorous and applied scholarship on real-world policy challenges related to the environment, development, and sustainability, advances inspirational education, and promotes honest dialogue among a diversity of stakeholders.

The Center for Governance and Sustainability aims to facilitate thought and action for strengthening developmental and environmental policymaking at the global level. While accomplishing this goal entails rigorous research and analysis, we believe that it is critical to communicate findings and ideas to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens.


Center for Governance and Sustainability

Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 126
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 USA


The center is affiliated with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies