• Alberto Martinelli

    Alberto Martinelli

    Alberto Martinelli is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Milan in Italy and is ISSC President.
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  • Andrea Saltelli

    Andrea Saltelli

    Andrea Saltelli has worked in physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment, and science for policy. His interest is in sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline in which statistical tools are used to interpret the output of mathematical or computational models, and in sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context. He is presently based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His web site contains recent articles and presentations and you can find him on ORCID here: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4222-6975c
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  • Angela Last

    Angela Last

    Angela Last obtained her PhD in human geography from the Open University, UK. She holds a position as Postdoctoral Researcher in Feminist Geopolitics, in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. An interdisciplinary researcher with a background in design and geography, her work explores the possibilities of ‘active citizenship’ in the context of geopolitics and global institutions. In particular, she is interested in the tension between international institutions that are ‘fashioning’ policy and opportunities for ‘global civil society’ to influence these policies. Her most recent project focuses on institutional innovation by globally so-called ‘parallel institutions’ across the world. In particular, she is interested in the kinds of interaction between these institutions – that are frequently set up by disenfranchised citizens – and national governments.
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  • Anthony Giddens

    Anthony Giddens

    Anthony Giddens (Anthony Giddens is a member of the House of Lords in the UK and former director of the London School of Economics. He is the co-author, with Ulrich Beck and Scott Lash, of Reflexive Modernisation, published in 1994)
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  • Ariadne Baskin

    Ariadne Baskin

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  • Briana Okuno

    Briana Okuno

    Briana works on the Transformations to Sustainability Programme and the Ethnografilm Festival. Briana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French with concentrations in Management Studies and Film Studies from the United States and has worked in the field of human rights law. She plans to continue her studies in international sustainable development and policy with a focus on human rights.
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  • Carina Wyborn

    Carina Wyborn

    Carina is an interdisciplinary social scientist studying knowledge co-production in climate adaptation with US federal land management agencies and NGOs in Southern Colorado. Her blog, The Pacific Exchange explores the different social, ecological, and institutional contexts of land management in Australia and the US. You can find Carina on twitter @rini_rants
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  • Emma Hudson-Doyle

    Emma Hudson-Doyle

    Dr Emma Hudson-Doyle is a postdoctoral fellow funded by N.Z’s Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, and based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand where she is also a lecturer. Her interests lie at the interface between physical science and emergency management, with a primary focus on the communication of science advice for critical decision making during natural hazard events. Recent research projects have included investigations into the communication of probability forecasts, uncertain science advice, and team based emergency management simulations for a hypothetical volcanic eruption. Previous research includes a postdoctoral position at Massey University, Palmerston North, working on the Marsden funded project ‘Capturing the secrets of a life-size lahar’; a PhD in volcanology at Bristol University, UK, in 2008; and a Masters by Research investigating volcanic eruption precursors at Leeds University, UK, in 2003.
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  • Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez

    Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez

    Dr Fabiola S. Sosa-Rodriguez is a teacher and researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada and obtained her PhD in Urban and Environmental Studies and Master’s degree in Urban Studies in El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico. Dr Sosa-Rodriguez’s research has been focused on analyzing the physical and the human components of risk in order to have a comprehensive knowledge of people’s exposure, perception and responses. She has worked with different types of risks, including water-related, climate and seismic in several countries, for example, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela and Ecuador.
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  • Federica Cozzio

    Federica Cozzio

    Federica works on the Ethnografilm Festival. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in film studies from Italy and she is now undertaking her masters in Cultural and Social Anthropology, with a focus on Visual Anthropology. She would like to become an ethnographic filmmaker.
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  • Françoise Caillods

    Françoise Caillods

    Françoise Caillods is an economist. She was the senior managing editor of the World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides and senior adviser to the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments. She was previously deputy director of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning from 2000 to 2008.
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  • Frans Berkhout

    Frans Berkhout

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  • Heide Hackmann

    Heide Hackmann

    Heide Hackmann is the executive director of the International Social Science Council in Paris. Her background is in science and technology studies and she has workd in international science policy and management since the early 1990s.
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  • ISSC Secretariat

    ISSC Secretariat

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  • J. David Tàbara

    J. David Tàbara

    J. David Tàbara is a member of the Global Climate Forum, the European Sustainability Science Group and the Quality Research Group on Water, Land Use and Sustainability at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also a founding member and now member of the Board of the Research Committee, ‘Environment and Society’, at the International Sociological Association. He has published extensively on socio-environmental science and knowledge integration methods and on questions of public perception, social learning, communication and public participation for sustainability in particular.
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  • James Murombedzi

    James Murombedzi

    James Murombedzi is the co-ordinator of the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative. Prior to this was the Chief Technical Advisor (Environment and Energy) to UNDP in Liberia. His research interests include the political economy of the environment and rural development, land tenure and natural resources management, and climate change, resource rights and livelihoods
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  • Jennie Dodson

    Jennie Dodson

    Jennie is a post-doctoral researcher in green chemistry with her main interest in the development of novel materials from biomass via holistic approaches utilising their natural functionalisation. She has developed sustainable catalysts from algae, adsorbents for metal and dye recovery and bioplastics. She carried out her PhD at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (UK) and has recently been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Jennie is interested in wider science policy and environmental challenges in the technological aspect of the green economy especially land-use change, technology transfer and the circular economy. She is also an enthusiastic communicator of science developing hands-on green science experiments and is Chair of the new Network of Early Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) aiming to connect green scientists to share knowledge, problems and resources.
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  • Joan David Tabara

    Joan David Tabara

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  • Joan Martínez Alier

    Joan Martínez Alier

    Joan Martínez Alier is Professor of Economics and Economic History and deputy-director, ICTA at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is the author of Ecological Economics: Energy, Environment and Society (1987) and The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation (2002). He is a founding member and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He was a member (2000-08) of the scientific committee, European Environment Agency. He is also co-editor of Getting down to earth: practical applications of Ecological Economics (1996), Rethinking Environmental History. World-System History and Global Environmental Change (2007), Recent Developments in Ecological Economics (2008), and of the series Ecological Economics and Human Well-Being with Oxford U.P., Delhi.
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  • John Bellamy Foster

    John Bellamy Foster

    John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as a major environmental sociologist. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon.
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  • Kate Neville

    Kate Neville

    Kate J. Neville is a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellow at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. With interests in contentious politics, energy and water governance, and environmental activism, her current research focuses on negotiations over energy developments in the Canadian north. Kate is also an ISSC World Social Science Fellow and will be attending the fellows seminar in London at the end of July.
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  • Laura Pereira

    Laura Pereira

    South African, former Oxford DPhil and postdoc in sustainability science at HKS, now at University of Cape Town working on Global Environmental Change, food security and innovation in SSA and Brasil
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  • Leah Samberg

    Leah Samberg

    Leah Samberg works at the intersection of ecology and social science to improve conservation in human landscapes. She has worked in southern Ethiopia to determine the effects of farmer management on agricultural biodiversity, and with the Nature Conservancy to assess the benefits of conservation initiatives for rural communities. She currently works on an NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems project linking pastoral livelihoods to grassland sustainability on the Tibetan Plateau. Leah received her PhD from the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her BA in Biology from Dartmouth College. She lives and works in Missoula, Montana, USA.
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  • Lily Bui

    Lily Bui

    Lily Bui is a researcher and M.S. candidate for MIT's Comparative Media Studies program. She is also a research assistant at ArchiMedia, a writing and rhetoric lab that explores various aspects of science communications. Previously, she worked as a STEM Story Project Associate at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and the Executive Editor at SciStarter, PLOS CitizenSci, and Discover Magazine's Citizen Science Salon. In past lives, she helped produce the radio show Re:sound for the Third Coast International Audio Festival out of WBEZ Chicago ; worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; served in AmeriCorps in Montgomery County, Maryland; worked for a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter; and performed as a touring musician. In her spare time, she tinkers with electronics and thinks of cheesy science puns.
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  • Lizzie Sayer

    Lizzie Sayer

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  • Mark van Vugt

    Mark van Vugt

    Mark van Vugt is professor of social and organizational psychology at the VU University in the Netherlands and a research associate at Oxford University, in the UK. He is particularly interested in using evolutionary psychology to help understand group dynamics, leadership, status and power relations, altruism and co-operation, and relations between groups. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles, books and book chapters in which he applies evolutionary perspectives to understand human social and organisational behaviour. He is interested in themes such as leadership, power, status, altruism, cooperation, and intergroup conflict. Insights from his research have been applied to various societal challenges involving ethical leadership and management, financial risk-taking,environmental sustainability, philanthropy, warfare and poverty.
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  • Martin Schoenhals

    Martin Schoenhals

    Martin Schoenhals is a cultural anthropologist specialising in the study of China. He has written about face and shame in China and the way they allow for challenges to status superiors, as happened during the 1989 student protests. Rural issues, migration from villages to cities and the rural-urban status divide are current topics of his research. Schoenhals is Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Professor, Anthropology Department, Dowling College, New York
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  • Mathieu Denis

    Mathieu Denis

    Mathieu is Senior Science Officer at the ISSC.
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  • Mukul Sanwal

    Mukul Sanwal

    Mukul Sanwal has worked for the Ministry of Environment and Forests in India, as Senior Policy Adviser to the Executive Director at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, and at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He also has a teaching career which includes Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of International Business and the Economy in Beijing. He was part of the group of scientists at the IPCC when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is now an independent consultant.
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  • Nazli Choucri

    Nazli Choucri

    Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science, focuses on international relations and political economy, with a special interest in the dynamics of transformation and change in 'real' as well as cyber contexts. She is Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology and Development Program. She served as General Editor of the International Political Science Review, is the founding Editor of the MIT Press Series on Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability, and has joined the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review. The author of eleven books and over 120 articles, Dr. Choucri is the Principle Investigator of a multi-year, multi-disciplinary MIT-Harvard Research Project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations designed to provide theories and methods for integrating cyberspace and international relations to facilitate framework for analysis and policy. Professor Choucri is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, the Council of Foreign Relations and other professional organisations. She has served as an advisor to numerous international organisations, including the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, and the United Nations Fund for Population, among others, as well as many national agencies and international agencies. She has also engaged in research or advising activities in various countries including: Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
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  • Olive Shisana

    Olive Shisana

    President and CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, Dr Olive Shisana is ex-president of the ISSC (2010-2013). She is a public health professional with extensive research, management and policy development experience spanning 20 plus years. Prior to her current role she was executive director at the HSRC of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme. She has also served as professor and head of department of Health Systems Management and Policy at the Medical University of Southern Africa.
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  • Perrine Hamel

    Perrine Hamel

    Perrine is the lead hydrologist at the Natural Capital Project, a partnership among Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, WWF and The Nature Conservancy. The mission of the project is to develop science-based approaches to value nature's benefits to society and incorporate natural capital into the decision-making process. Perrine’s work focuses on the development of water models and their application to watershed services assessments. Prior to joining the project, Perrine worked as an environmental engineer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and earned her PhD at Monash University in Australia in the field of urban hydrology. Her dissertation work involved environmental monitoring and modeling work, including multi-scale modeling of stormwater retention systems. Perrine holds an Engineering diploma from the Ecole Centrale Nantes with a major in Civil and Environmental engineering.
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  • Peter Jorgensen

    Peter Jorgensen

    Peter's research deals with eco-evolutionary population response to past and current environmental change. The overall goal of his PhD is to describe macroecological (ie general) patterns within this field. He does this focusing on bird communities in Eastern Africa, Europe and North America.
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  • Sarah Moore

    Sarah Moore

    Sarah manages the ISSC's Transformations to Sustainability Programme, which aims to support transdisciplinary research on social transformation needs and opportunities in a context of global environmental change. She has a degree in English and German literature, and two Masters degrees – in Education Sciences and Science & Technology Studies. Before coming to the ISSC she was Science Officer for the Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation, coordinating international research programmes and strategic initiatives in the social sciences and managing the MERIL project (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape).
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  • Stewart Lockie

    Stewart Lockie

    Stewart Lockie is Professor of Sociology and Director of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University, Australia. He is a member of the International Council for Science Committee on Scientific Planning and Review and President of International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Environment and Society.
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  • Susanne Moser

    Susanne Moser

    Susanne Moser is the director of Susanne Moser Research and Consulting in Santa Cruz, California, and a social science research fellow at the Woods Insitute for the environment at Stanford University. An expert on climate change adaptation, communication, and science-policy interactions, she has contributed to the IPCC and United States national and regional assessments and serves on the Scientific Committee of Future Eaeth. Moser was a senior editorial adviser to the World Social Science Report 2013.
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  • Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts

    Thomas is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Social Simulation in the department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is particularly interested in the social construction of environmental values and the way in which the pressures of everyday life make it difficult for people to engage in pro-environment lifestyles.
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  • Timos Karpouzoglou

    Timos Karpouzoglou

    Timos Karpouzoglou is a post doctoral researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm
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  • Uchendu Chigbu

    Uchendu Chigbu

    Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is a multidisciplinary researcher in land management, land use planning and territorial development themes. He carried out his PhD at the Centre of Land, Water and Environmental Risk Management, Technische Universität München, Germany. He is interested in wider Natural resource governance policies and actions towards socioeconomic transformations in urban and rural settlements.
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  • Vivi Stavrou

    Vivi Stavrou

    Vivi Stavrou is a social development worker and clinical psychologist. She has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the USA with a wide range of government, non-governmental and private sector agencies. Ms. Stavrou works as a researcher, evaluator, policy and programming specialist in child protection, psychosocial, HIV and AIDS, emergency and post-conflict interventions. Ms. Stavrou is now Senior Executive Manager at the International Social Science Council in Paris.
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  • Vladas Griskevicius

    Vladas Griskevicius

    Vladas Griskevicius is the McKnight associate professor of marketing and psychology at the University of Minnesota, United States. He studies the evolutionary roots of modern consumer behaviour and decision-making.
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