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Einat Albin

Albin, Einat

Dr Einat Albin is an associate professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that specializes in the field of labour law. Her research focuses specifically on labour law in service economies, labour law and technology, disability and health. Einat also serves as the Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University.


Odile Ammann

Ammann, Odile

Odile Ammann is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Her main areas of research are public international law, EU law, public law, comparative law, and legal theory. Her latest monograph and habilitation thesis compares and critically evaluates the constitutional framework that applies to lobbying in Europe and the United States. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.


Burgers, Laura


Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi

Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, Dr. iur. and Attorney at Law, is based at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern. She is member of the executive committee and head of the research area ‘Sustainability Governance’. Her legal and interdisciplinary research focuses on the principle of sustainability; sustainable trade regimes; transnational value chains, commodity trading and illicit financial flows; food sustainability, trade and related economic policies; human rights due diligence; and sustainable finance. She is also lecturing Law and Sustainability at both the CDE and the Law Faculty of the University of Bern.


Lukas Fesenfeld

Fesenfeld, Lukas

Dr. Fesenfeld is senior researcher at ETH Zurich and the University of Bern with a focus on environmental governance, political economy and the psychology of food and climate policy. He focuses on the role of positive tipping points in transformation processes, especially in the context of food systems. Dr. Fesenfeld regularly advises decision-makers from politics, administration, business, and civil society and is co-author of several policy reports, e.g. the Global Tipping Points Report, the SDSN report "Pathways to Switzerland's Future of Food" or a recent report by the Food Systems Economics Commission. In 2014, Dr. Fesenfeld founded NAHhaft, a think & do tank for the transformation of food systems.

Photo: © University of Bern / Image: Vera Knöpfel

 


Charles Godfray

Godfray, Charles

Charles Godfray is a population biologist with broad interests in science and the interplay of science and policy.  He has spent his career at Oxford University and Imperial College and is currently Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Population Biology at Oxford.  His research has involved experimental and theoretical studies in population and community ecology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. He is particularly interested in food security and chaired the UK Government Office of Science’s Foresight project on the Future of Food and Farming and recently stepped down as chair of the UK’s agricultural and environment (Defra) ministry’s Science Advisory Council.


Kirsi-Maria Halonen

Halonen, Kirsi-Maria

Kirsi-Maria Halonen is a Professor of Public Economic Law at the University of Lapland, Finland. She is a member of the Swedish Competition Authority’s research council, co-lead of the European Procurement Law Group and a former member at the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement. Halonen leads research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and Finnish Ministries relating to effective public expenditure, public procurement and security of supply. Professor Halonen has authored many articles and edited research books on public procurement and acts as an editor of European Procurement Law Series (Elgar Publishing) and associate editor of the Journal of Public Procurement.


Jennifer Jacquet

Jacquet, Jennifer

Jennifer Jacquet is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in patterns across transboundary environmental problems and the attempts to address them. She is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science at the University of Miami, and affiliated faculty with the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. From 2012–2022, she worked in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. She is also author of Is Shame Necessary (2015; also published in German) and The Playbook (2022).


Stefan Mann

Mann, Stefan

Stefan Mann studied agriculture and pursued a PhD in agriculture (Hohenheim University) and another one in Economics (Greifswald University). Since 2002 he works at Agroscope where he is heading the Socioeconomics research group. In 2019 he attended a full-time course in Peace and Conflict Management. Since that time, he focuses on the future of animal husbandry and transformation pathways to a postlethal agricultural system.


José Martínez

Martínez, José

Professor Dr. José Martinez is Professor at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Institute of Agricultural Law at the University of Göttingen. He is also the Editor of the "Review on Rural and Environmental Law" (Agrar- und Umweltrecht) and Vice-President of the European Council of Rural Law (C.E.D.R.). Additionally, Professor Martinez holds advisory roles at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the German Association for Rural Law (DGAR), and the National Committee 'Animal Protection Act' at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).


Benjamin Morach

Morach, Benjamin

Benjamin Morach is a managing director and partner in the Zurich office of Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the Principal Investor & Private Equity practice.


André Nollkaemper

Nollkaemper, André

André Nollkaemper is University professor International Law and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam.  Before this appointment he was dean of the Amsterdam Law School (2016-2023) and, since 1998, professor of Public International Law. He is member of the Institut de Droit International Law, the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands, former External Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and former President of the European Society of International Law. His academic work has addressed general international law, the law of international responsibility, international environmental law, and the international legal protection of animals.


Pistor, Katharina


Friederike Schmitz

Schmitz, Friederike

Friederike Schmitz completed her PhD in philosophy at the University of Heidelberg in 2013. She has published three books and several articles on animal ethics. In recent years, her work has focussed on the question of how food systems can be transformed to become just and sustainable, including a book published in 2022. She is the co-founder of the organisation Faba Konzepte which disseminates research on and promotes the reduction of animal agriculture and a shift towards plant-based diets.


Springmann, Marco


Stilt, Kristen


Sunstein, Cass


Cleo Verkuijl

Verkuijl, Cleo

Cleo Verkuijl is a Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute, US, where she leads research and policy engagement on international climate, food, and animal welfare governance. She served as coordinating lead author of three major UN Environment Programme reports focused on fossil fuel policy and on alternative proteins. Cleo was a policy officer with Climate Action Network International during the Paris climate negotiations and taught climate and environmental policy as Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is a 2023-24 visiting fellow at the Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School.


Katharina Weiss-Tuider

Weiss-Tuider, Katharina

Dr. Katharina Weiss-Tuider is a speaker, author, and science communicator as well as communications expert for research institutes and non-profit organizations. Serving as communications manager at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, she was responsible for the public relations work around the world’s largest, international research expedition to the Arctic – MOSAiC – in which she took part and travelled to the Central Arctic, the “epicentre of climate change”. Her books about the expedition and climate research got translated into English, Mandarin and French and received awards such as “Wissensbuch des Jahres”. Her areas of expertise include food systems, agriculture, and planetary health.


Rebecca Williams

Williams, Rebecca

Dr Rebecca Williams is a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Glasgow. She previously worked at Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Strathclyde, where she was the Interim Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law. Her research focuses on the intersection of agricultural and environmental law, particularly with respect to livestock and climate change, forests, nitrates management, trade, public health, food security and climate justice.