Jason J. Blackstock (Series Editor)
With a unique background spanning physics, technology development and international affairs, Jason is emerging as a leading international scholar and policy adviser on the interface between science and global public policy. Since 2008, he has developed and led research and policy engagement programs from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada) that have interactively examined the scientific, political and global governance dimensions of our planetary climate and energy challenges. These programs have included internationally recognized foci on the science and policy of emerging geoengineering technologies, short-lived climate forcers and sustainable energy transitions. Jason obtained his Master (Edinburgh, 2001) and PhD (Alberta, 2005) in physics, followed by his Graduate Certificate in International Security (Stanford, 2006) and Master of Public Administration (Harvard, 2008), and worked from 2003 to 2007 as a Research Associate of the Hewlett-Packard Lab’s Quantum Science Research Group. He is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, and in 2010 was elected an Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
Steve Rayner (Series Editor)
Steve is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, where he also co-directs the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, both supported by the Oxford Martin School. He is also Honorary Professor of Climate Change and Society at the University of Copenhagen and Senior Fellow at The Breakthrough Institute. He previously held senior research positions in two US National Laboratories and has taught at leading US universities, including Cornell, Virginia Tech, and Columbia. He has served on various US, UK, and international bodies addressing science, technology and the environment, including Britain’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Royal Society’s Working Group on Climate Geoengineering. Until 2008, he also directed the national Science in Society Research Programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council. He is the Founding and General Editor of the Science in Society book series published by Earthscan. He has received numerous awards, including the 25th Homer N. Calver Award from the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Director’s Award for R&D Excellence and two Martin Marietta Energy Systems Awards for groundbreaking work in risk analysis and global climate change policy analysis respectively.
Clark Miller (Series Editor)
Clark’s research is centrally concerned with the problem of public reasoning-how political systems reason collectively about policy challenges-created by a rapidly globalizing world. He is the faculty coordinator for an exciting new CSPO initiative, the Project on Global and Comparative Knowledges, an effort to establish at ASU the critical capacity to systematically evaluate the knowledge bases underpinning decisions of planetary significance. Clark is the editor of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001, with Paul Edwards) and the author of nearly fifty articles and reports on the politics of science and decisionmaking. In 2003, he served as a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He also is a founding co-organizer of the Science and Democracy Network. In addition to his leadership at CSPO, Clark serves as the associate director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and chair of the PhD Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. He also serves on the advisory committee for the Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network and the Bovay Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society at the National Academy of Engineering. Before joining ASU, Miller was a professor of science studies and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin and of political science at Iowa State University. He received his doctorate from Cornell in electrical engineering in 1995 and has held postdoctoral positions at the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Jack is Lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He was previously Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Business School, where he is working on a framework for responsible innovation. He has spent his professional life in the overlap between science policy research and science policy practice, first at UCL’s department of Science and Technology Studies, then at the think tank Demos, and most recently at the Royal Society. At Demos, he initiated and ran a range of projects, advising and working with organisations such as BIS, Defra, the Food Standards Agency, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, Practical Action, the Environment Agency, the European Space Agency, Unilever and Pfizer. At the Royal Society, he ran the study that produced the influential report The Scientific Century. He is on the editorial board of Public Understanding of Science, a member of the Government’s Sciencewise steering group, an honorary research fellow of University College London, and a Demos associate.
Mark Lawrence (Associate Editor)
Mark is the scientific director of the cluster “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Potsdam. His primary interests lie in assessing the co-benefits of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like ozone, black carbon, methane and HFCs, numerical modeling and forecasting of the chemical weather and chemistry-climate interactions in the troposphere, and trans-disciplinary research into the potentials, uncertainties and risks of climate engineering. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on these and various other topics, including deep convection and its impact on atmospheric chemistry, lightning NOx production, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. He received his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996, followed by positions as a postdoc and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. He has been teaching regularly at the University of Mainz since 2002, has supervised numerous PhD students, is co-coordinator of the EU Project MEGAPOLI, has been an associate editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and on the editorial board of Atmospheric Environment, is a member of the UNEP/ABC-Asia science team and organizer of three ABC training schools in Bangkok (2006) and Kathmandu (2008, 2011), and was program Chair for the 2006 CACGP/IGAC/WMO symposium in Cape Town.
Arunabha Ghosh (Associate Editor)
Arunabha is CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), an independent, policy research institution in India. He is also associated with Oxford’s Global Economic Governance Programme and its Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is involved with the UK Royal Society’s Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative and has co-chaired its international governance working group. He is a member of three track II initiatives: the India-US Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy, the India-Israel Forum, and the Islamabad Dialogue. He sits on the Governing Board of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva. Arunabha was previously Global Leaders Fellow at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, and at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He was also Policy Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme in New York and has worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He currently works on: climate governance; energy-trade-climate linkages; global energy governance; water governance and institutions; and international regime design. In 2011, the Asia Society named him an Asia 21 Young Leader. Arunabha holds a D.Phil.and M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford, where he was the Clarendon Scholar and Marvin Bower Scholar. He holds an M.A. (First Class) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford, as Radhakrishnan-Chevening Scholar.
Pan Jiahua is currently director-general of the Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and professor of economics at CASS Graduate School. He received his PhD at Cambridge University in 1992. His areas of interest include economics of sustainable development, energy and climate policy, world economy and environmental and natural resource economics. His positions include: the UNDP Beijing Office as an advisor on environment and development, Lead author of the IPCC Working Group III 3rd and 4th Assessment Report on Mitigation; Member of China National Expert Panel on Climate Change; Member of National Foreign Policy Advisory Group; Advisor to the Ministry of Environment Protection. Vice president of the Chinese Society of Ecological Economists, vice president of Chinese Energy Association. He was Co-editor of Climate Change 2007: mitigation published by Cambridge University Press and is author of over 300 papers, articles and books in both English and Chinese.
Eduardo Viola has a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo (1982). He has been Full Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Brasilia, since 1993 and Senior Researcher of the Brazilian Council for Research (CNPQ) since 1986. At present he is the Chair of the Brazilian Research Network on International Relations and Climate Change. He has published four books and more than sixty articles in journals on issues of Globalization and Governance, Democracy and Democratization in South America, Environmental Policy in Brazil and, Global and South American Politics of Climate Change. Prof. Viola has been consultant with the Brazilian Ministries of: Science and Technology, Education, Strategic Matters, Defense and Environment; and, several philanthropic organizations, international agencies and private corporations. He has been member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Human Dimension of Global Environmental Change Program (Bonn) and the Committee on Global Environmental Change of the Brazilian Academy of Science. He is currently member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of International Relations and the Brazilian Association for Leadership and Development (LEAD).
Sean Low (Series Manager and Editor)
Sean is a Research Fellow in the “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) cluster at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. His interests lie in near-term governance of climate engineering, and in comparisons to governance systems that evolved in other emerging issues on the intersection of novel technologies, the environment, and society. He completed an M.A. (2010) in global environmental governance at the University of Waterloo with the J.A. Bombardier Master’s Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.