Mission & Governance


Dartmouth's Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society aspires to be the world’s premier institute for transforming humankind’s understanding of energy issues, and driving the creation of ideas, technologies, and policies that improve the availability and efficient use of energy for all people. The Institute is designed to be a hub of vibrant collaboration, engaging faculty, students, and staff from across all academic disciplines, as well as outside experts worldwide, and preparing the next generation of experts who will address the most pressing North American and global energy challenges.


The Irving Institute is run by a faculty director who reports to Dartmouth’s provost.  Like other Dartmouth centers and institutes, the IIES advisory board was approved by the Dartmouth Board of Trustees.  The advisors provide advice on the strategy and operations of the Institute in service to its mission and also serve as a connection to the outside world of energy in today’s society. The advisory board has broad representation from many areas, including academia, industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations.