organizing committee

Blake Harvey
Blake Harvey
MSc Student Assistant

Blake Harvey is a first-year MSc Sustainable Development student studying Earth System Governance at Utrecht University. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Boston College where she studied environmental policy and climate justice. Blake is currently the student assistant for the GLOBALGOALS Project where she focuses on project management and public outreach to support the launch of the SDG Impact…

Dr. Thomas Hickmann
Dr. Thomas Hickmann
Lund University

Thomas Hickmann joined the GLOBALGOALS Team and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University as a post-doctoral researcher in July 2019. His research is mainly concerned with the question of how societies can adequately deal with common pool resources, i.e. which institutions (broadly understood as organizations, regimes, and norms) need to be in place in order to overcome…

Dr. Fronika de Wit
Dr. Fronika de Wit
Postdoctoral Reseacher

Fronika holds a PhD in climate change and sustainable development policies from the University of Lisbon in Portugal and conducted research on environmental justice and indigenous knowledge incorporation in polycentric climate governance in the Amazon. She has ample multi-country experience on the science-policy-society interface and holds a transdisciplinary and intercultural perspective on sustainability governance. She has also worked as a…

Dr. Mara Wendebourg
Dr. Mara Wendebourg
Postdoctoral Reseacher

Mara did her doctoral research at King’s College London on scientific advisory bodies and norm diffusion in international environmental law and the law of the sea. She has a background in both environmental and marine sciences and public international law.  As a postdoctoral researcher at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, she analyzes opportunities for institutional reforms and legalization of…

Dr. Guilherme de Queiroz Stein
Dr. Guilherme de Queiroz Stein
Postdoctoral Reseacher

Guilherme holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and is PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Münster. He has research experience in sustainability governance, investigating the relationship between institutions, actors, and regulatory regimes in bioeconomy, renewable energy, the economy of biodiversity, and access and benefit-sharing. His research has…

Prof. Frank Biermann
Prof. Frank Biermann
Principal Investigator

Frank Biermann is the director of the GLOBALGOALS research programme.