Received Sylff Fellowship in 1988.
Academic supervisor: Sol Gittleman
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
While at the Fletcher School, master's theses in the following two areas: U.S. Nuclear Power Policy; German Cultural History
Current affiliation: Design and manufacture furniture at Jambosco; from 1990 to 2018 was California electric utility regulator.
Born in (Belgian) Congo to a Canadian father and American mother, James was a world citizen from the start. He received degrees in physics/liberal arts and mechanical engineering before attending the Fletcher School where he focused on energy policy and cultural history. After Fletcher, where he was supported by the Sasakawa Fellowship, he headed to the opposite coast and took a job regulating electric companies at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Aside from a mid-career break, to earn a master's degree in industrial design in Milan Italy, James continued at the CPUC until his retirement in 2018. He now designs and sells furniture at Jambosco in Goshen Indiana.
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