All Team Members

Julia Fritzsche
Julia Fritzsche
Student Assistant

Julia Fritzsche is a third-year student of the undergraduate programme Global Sustainability Science with a specialization in Governance and Societal Transformation. She is involved in the organization of the GLOBALGOALS2020 Symposium.

Dr Jonathan Pickering
Dr Jonathan Pickering
University of Canberra

Jonathan Pickering is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Canberra, Australia, based at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance. His research focuses on global environmental governance, with an emphasis on climate change and biodiversity. His research has been published in a range of journals including Climate Policy, Earth System Governance, Environmental Politics, Global Environmental Politics, and World…

Prof. Pamela Chasek
Prof. Pamela Chasek
Manhattan College

Pamela Chasek is a professor of Political Science at Manhattan College, United States of America. Prof. Chasek is also the co-founder and executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations. She has written about and followed UN sustainable development negotiations for over 27 years. Prof. Chasek’s research focuses on multilateral environmental negotiations…

Prof. Norichika Kanie
Prof. Norichika Kanie
Keio University

Norichika Kanie is an internationally leading expert on the Sustainable Development Goals, and among others co-chair of the Knowledge Action Network on Sustainable Development Goals under the global research platform Future Earth. Kanie is a professor with the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, Japan; a visiting professor with the Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of…

Prof. Kenneth Abbott
Prof. Kenneth Abbott
Arizona State University

Kenneth Abbott is a leading scholar in international law, specializing in the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law. At Arizona State University, Abbott is the Jack E. Brown Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; the faculty…

Charlotte Ballard
Charlotte Ballard
public relations officer

Charlotte Ballard is the science communication and public relations officer co-ordinating the media and outreach programme of GLOBALGOALS. She was trained as an evolutionary biologist before moving towards sustainability research and communication. She has developed and implements a communication strategy for the Copernicus Institute as a whole, and is particularly interested in helping researchers become more effective in communicating their…

Karianne Krohn Taranger

Karianne Krohn Taranger is a master’s student at Utrecht University, enrolled at the MSc degree in Sustainable Development, following the Earth System Governance track. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Development Studies and Economics. Her MSc thesis investigates the institutionalisation of climate justice norms in the global climate governance architecture. Specifically, she is conducting a dynamic network analysis of climate…

Matteo Spinazzola
Matteo Spinazzola
MSc Student

Matteo Spinazzola is a Utrecht University student enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development – Earth System Governance, with a BSc in Strategic Science. Within the Global Goals Project, he has co-led a meta-analysis on the Millennium Development Goals and is now working on his MSc thesis on the mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union. Through large-scale…

Nikki Theeuwes
Nikki Theeuwes
MSc Graduate

Nikki Theeuwes has an interdisciplinary background in Social Science and is a graduate of the Utrecht University MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. For her MSc thesis she focused on the political process of policy coherence in food security and climate governance and consequences of these processes for gender equality in the Indian state of Haryana. Read about her…

Tom Peek
Tom Peek
MSc Graduate

Tom Peek is a junior lecturer at Utrecht University, and graduate of the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. His MSc thesis focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the way in which the United Nations Specialized Agencies, and Funds and Programmes are implementing the Sustainable Development goals. Through a large-scale data analysis and the use of…