Grand Challenges of Sustainability Science Workshop
Venice, Italy, 20-22 October 2006


Bruce Campbell, Director, School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Australia (coordinator, Forests and Livelihoods Program, CIFOR)

William Clark, Co-Director, Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University (Workshop Co-Convener)

Corrado Clini, Director General, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (Vice-Chairman, Management Board, European Environment Agency)

Partha Dasgupta, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK (member, Royal Society)

Mohamed Hassan, Executive Director, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Italy (President, African Academy of Sciences)

John Holdren, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Director, Science Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard University (Workshop Co-Convener)

Robert Kates, Co-Chair, Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability (Workshop Co-Convener)

Diana Liverman, Professor, School of Geography and Director, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University

Pamela Matson, Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University, USA (Chair, US National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on S&T for Sustainability)

Ignazio Musu, Professor, Dept of Economics, University of Venice Ca Foscari (Dean, Venice International University)

Lennart Olsson, Director, Center for Sustainability Studies, Lund University

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany (also Scientific Director, Tyndall Centre)

Will Steffen, Director, Centre for Resource & Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Australia (former Executive Director, Intl Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)

BL Turner, II, Research Professor, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University

Coleen Vogel, Professor, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of Witwatersraud, South Africa (former Director, Human Dimension of Global Change Programme)

From the sponsoring organizations

Manfredi Caltagirone, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

Elisa Carlotto, Assistant, Thematic Environmental Network, Venice International University

Nancy Dickson, Co-director, Sustainability Science Lab, Center for International Development, Harvard University

Alessandra Fornetti, Supervisor, Thematic Environmental Network, Venice International University

Empedocle Maffia, Special Advisor to Executive Director on Italy, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Albania, Malta, San Marino, Timor Leste, The World Bank

Daniel Shaffer, Public Information Officer, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Publisher, Forum: Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development)

Gloria Visconti, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

Invitees who cannot attend because of date conflicts but whom have asked to participate virtually and in follow-up communications

Shuichiro Asao, Professor, Alliance for Global Sustainbility, The University of Tokyo

Julia Carabias, Professor, Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Arnulf Grübler, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Calestous Juma, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Co-chair, Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation, UN Millennium Project)

Jacquie McGlade, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University College London (Executive Director, European Environment Agency)

Elinor Ostrom, Professor, Indiana University (Co-Director Workshop Political Theory and Policy Analysis)

Hebe Vessuri, Professor, Dept of Science Studies, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas