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SoGES welcomes three Visiting Fellows for 2013-14 academic year

October 25, 2013

Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with faculty experts on campus to address different economic, societal, and environmental issues.

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) has welcomed three Visiting Fellows to the CSU campus for the 2013-14 academic year.

Visiting Fellows are scholars with expertise in broad areas of sustainability, whether international faculty or CSU faculty on sabbatical. SoGES provides them with office space, resources, and networking opportunities. Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with faculty experts on campus to address different economic, societal, and environmental issues.

Kevin Henry (United States)

Kevin HenryKevin Henry is currently Coordinator for “Where the Rain Falls”, an eight-country action research project exploring the impacts of climate change on food security and human migration. “Where the Rain Falls” is an initiative of CARE, a leading international NGO, in collaboration with the United Nations University. Henry was previously Senior Director of the Sustainable Livelihoods Cluster, responsible for CARE USA’s global efforts related to agriculture, economic development and climate change.

He brings to the School of Global Environmental Sustainability 30+ years of experience, including involvement in CARE’s response to humanitarian crises such as African droughts, the Asian tsunami, Haiti earthquake, and conflicts in Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Henry earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and his master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

As a SoGES Visiting fellow, he plans to engage with others at CSU that share his interest in climate change and sustainable smallholder agriculture and food systems, while also contributing to the advancement of SoGES’ broader sustainability mission.

 

Kathryn Hochstetler (Canada)

Kathryn HochstetlerKathryn Hochstetler is CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She has published widely on environmental politics in developing countries, focusing on the role of civil society and government bureaucrats. Other research has focused on the politics of international environmental negotiations, including the Rio conferences (1992 and 2012) and the climate change negotiations. Her most recent book, with Margaret Keck, is the prize-winning Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University Press).

While a visiting fellow at SoGES, she will be writing a series of articles on her current research on the role of emerging powers in addressing climate change. This includes a study of the current politics of renewable energy in Brazil and South Africa. In addition, she is editing a volume on international environmental politics with CSU political science professors Michele Betsill and Dimitris Stevis.

Pilar Andrés (Spain)

Pilar AndresPilar Andrés joined the staff of the Center for Ecological Research and Forest Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona as a researcher in charge of applied land restoration projects immediately after receiving her doctorate from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She leads projects in the restoration of soils heavily degraded by mining and public works while recycling urban and agricultural organic wastes and has evaluated restoration quality and soil pollution by means of indicators based on soil micro arthropods. Over time, these projects became multidisciplinary and included the whole ecological and socioeconomic system from a social multicriteria approach. Currently, she enjoys a Marie Curie IOF fellowship at SoGES. Her interest during this period is to model effects of land use and management on soil biodiversity on environmental services provided by soil trophic webs.

For more information on each individual, please visit the SoGES website.