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…

Nikki Theeuwes
Nikki Theeuwes
MSc Student

Nikki Theeuwes is a student at Utrecht University. She has an interdisciplinary background in Social Science and is currently enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. For her MSc thesis she researches policy coherence for the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 5 (gender equality), and SDG 13 (climate action). She focuses on…

Tom Peek
Tom Peek
MSc Student

Tom Peek is a student at Utrecht University, following the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. His MSc thesis focuses 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 network analysis, Tom will…

Anne Luijten
Anne Luijten
MSc Student

Anne Luijten is a student at Utrecht University studying the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. For her thesis she researches SDG 10: reduced inequality. The research is threefold. The first part will consist of a negotiation analysis: through discourse network analysis she will look at the actors, conflicts, and coalitions that resulted in the inclusion of this goal in the…

Leonie Grob
Leonie Grob
MSc Student

Leonie Grob is a Master student at Utrecht University with a background in Economics and Latin American Cultural Studies. She is currently enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. Leonie is particularly interested in SDG implementation processes on the local and regional level. In the GlobalGoals project, Leonie is contributing to an analysis of the state-of-the-art SDG…