Committee Biographies

Harold T. SHAPIRO

Harold T. SHAPIRO

Economist and President Emeritus of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, is a professor in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. His fields of special interest in economics include econometrics, bioethics[...]

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  • »Canada, US

Roseanne DIAB

Roseanne DIAB

Is the Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. She is a Member of ASSAf and is recognized for her research contributions in the field of atmospheric sciences[...]

  • »South Africa
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Carlos Henrique de BRITO CRUZ

Carlos Henrique de BRITO CRUZ

Is the Scientific Director of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), in Brazil, and Professor at the "Gleb Wataghin" Physics Institute at the University of Campinas (Unicamp). Previously he served as Rector of the University of Campinas (Unicamp; 2002-2005), President of FAPESP (1996-2002)[...]

  • »Brazil
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Maureen CROPPER

Maureen CROPPER

Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. She has served as chair of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of[...]

  • »United States
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Jingyun FANG

Is Cheung Kong Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, in Beijing. He also serves as Academic Director of the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, where he also taught as a professor from 1997 to today. His research interests include terrestrial carbon cycle, biodiversity and biogeography of plants, land use and land use change, and applications of remote sensing in ecology From 1995 to 1997, he was Senior Scientist and Associate Director[...]

  • »China
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Louise O. FRESCO

Louise O. FRESCO

University Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she concentrates on issues of sustainability and scientific policy. She is a recognized global leader in issues of food and agriculture and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences[...]

  • »The Netherlands
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Syukuro MANABE

Syukuro MANABE

Meteorologist who pioneered the use of computers to simulate global climate change and natural climate variations. He is currently a senior meteorologist at the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Princeton University. Working at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics[...]

  • »Japan/US
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Goverdhan MEHTA

Goverdhan MEHTA

Leading researcher in the area of chemical sciences and specializes in the area of organic chemistry.He is author of over 400 research papers and has delivered over 200 lectures in major conferences around the world. He is on the editorial boards of leading international journals[...]

  • »India
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José Mario MOLINA-Pasquel Henríquez

osé Mario MOLINA-Pasquel Henríquez

1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in elucidating the threat to the Earth’s ozone layer of chloro - fluorocarbon gases.Between 1974 and 2004, he held research and teaching posts at the University of California, San Diego, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, and the Massachusetts Institute[...]

  • »Mexico/US
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Sir Peter WILLIAMS FRS

Sir Peter WILLIAMS FRS

Is Honorary Treasurer and Vice President of the Royal Society, Chancellor of the University of Leicester, and Chairman of the National Physical Laboratory.He is a non-executive director of GKN plc and of W.S. Atkins plc and a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Previously, he was Chairman[...]

  • »United Kingdom
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Ernst-Ludwig WINNACKER

Ernst-Ludwig WINNACKER

is Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program (HSFP). He was the first Secretary General of the European Research Council (January 2007 - June 2009).After post-doctoral work in 1972, he became Assistant and then DFG Visiting Professor[...]

  • »Germany
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Abdul Hamid ZAKRI

Abdul Hamid ZAKRI

Is Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and holder of the Tuanku Chancellor Chair at Universiti Sains Malaysia.He was the former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University, and Co-Chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He is a member[...]

  • »Malaysia
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