Director of the Institute of International Affairs and the Center for EU Studies at Renmin University of China
王义桅 (WANG Yiwei) is professor of the School of International Studies and senior fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), director of the Institute of International Affairs and director of the Center for EU Studies at Renmin University of China. He is also director of the China-Europe Academic Network (CEAN) and senior research fellow of the Charhar Institute. He was formerly distinguished professor of Tongji University (2011-2012), diplomat at the Chinese Mission to the European Union (2008-2011) and professor of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University (2001-2008), Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Yonsei University (2005) and Fox Fellow of Yale University (2000-2001). He has published more than 170 academic articles in Social Sciences in China, The Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science etc. 15 books including the recent One Belt and One Road: Opportunities and Challenges, Haishang: Revelations of European Civilization (both in Chinese and English) and China NATO Studies Series, 600 commentaries at Project Syndicate, Europe’s World, People’s Daily etc. He attended over 200 forums and conferences, such as the Shangri-La Dialogue, Boao Asia Forum, Wilton Park conference, Stockholm China Forum and the Berlin Diplomatic Forum. He was interviewed by the BBC, FT, CCTV and other medias more than 400 times.
“Public Diplomacy and the Rise of Chinese Soft Power”，The Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science(SSCI), Volume 616, No.1，2008.
“Between Copying and Constructing: China is Seeking Its IR Theory”，in Arlene B. Tickner and Ole Wæver, eds, Global Scholarship in International Relations: Worlding Beyond the West, chapter 3, London: Routledge , 2008.
“Immigration’s Implications: the Changing American Hegemony”，American Studies (Soul National University), No.1, 2008.
“Why is Pax Americana Impossible: Comparing Chinese Ancient World Order with today’s American World Order, in the Global Encounters”，in: The ‚Global Encounters‘ series of Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, Chapter 16.
“On National Identity of International Relations Theories: A Chinese Perspective”，ICFAI Journal of International Relations, No.1, 2007.
Professor Dr Bharat H. Desai holds the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in International Environmental Law as well as is Professor of International Law and Chairman of the Centre for International Legal Studies in the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is engaged in the promotion of teaching and research of International Law and International Environmental Law as well as Regional Capacity Building in Environmental law in the South Asian region. He has been consulted by the Union Ministries of Environment & Forests as well as the Ministry of External Affairs (India). Bharat H. Desai has also been inducted as a member of the official Indian Delegations to various intergovernmental negotiations. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (OUP: UK), Governing Board Member of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Canada) and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Study on Courts & Tribunals (India). Bharat H. Desai has initiated and coordinates three inter-disciplinary and Inter-University Consortiums on themes of Himalayan Cryosphere, Amospheric Aerosols and Geo-spatial Information Systems as unique knowledge platforms to generate futuristic cutting-edge knowledge in respective fields.
International Environmental Governance: Towards UNEPO? Boston, USA: Brill/ Nijhoff, June 2014.
Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Legal Status of the Secretariats. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010; Paperback edition 2013.
Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Hindu-kush Himalayan Region. Kathmandu: ICIMOD, 2011. [with Oli, Sharma]
„The Quest for a United Nations Specialized Agency for the Environment“, The Roundtable: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Routledge, London, Vol. 101, No. 2, 1–12, April 2012.
„The Policy & Law for Combating Climate Change in India“, Environmental Policy & Law, Amsterdam: IOS Press, vol.43, no.4-5, 2013.
Professor Dr Dirk Messner has been Director of the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) since 2003. He is also Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University Duisburg-Essen, which was established in 2012. Dirk Messner completed numerous research stays in Asia, Latin America and the U.S. in the past 20 years, directed many international research programmes in the field of global sustainability and global governance and thus created a dense international research network. Based on his research, Dirk Messner is engaged in high-ranking policy advisory councils: He is Co-Chair (since 2013) of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU)) and member of the China Council on Global Cooperation on Development and Environment. Also, he is a member of the Global Knowledge Advisory Commission of the World Bank and member of the European Commissions’ Scientific Advisory Board for EU Development Policy. Dirk Messner studied political science and economics at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Sogang University of Seoul/ South Korea.
Shaping global sustainability in the umbrella of “comprehensive globalisation” – Germany’s role. In: The Chinese Journal of Global Governance 1 (1), 2015, 16-35.
Globale Kooperation: sind Menschen auf diese zivilisatorische Herausforderung vorbereitet? In: Unikate 47/2015, 10-24. [with Guarín, Alejandro]
A social contract for low carbon and sustainable development: reflections on non-linear dynamics of social realignments and technological innovations in transformation processes. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change (forthcoming).
Global cooperation and the human factor in international relations. London: Routledge (forthcoming). [with Weinlich, Silke]
Messner, Dirk/Wermuth, Ewald/Grevi, Giovanni /Ribera, Teresa/Watkins, Kevin (2015): Verbunden, umstritten und komplex – Warum Europa eine globale Strategie braucht. Bonn: German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (Die aktuelle Kolumne, 06.07.2015)
Clare Shine is the Vice President and Chief Programme Officer of Salzburg Global Seminar, an international strategic convening organisation created in 1947 to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. She leads Salzburg Global’s multi-year programmes and regional outreach, as well as ongoing engagement with the Salzburg Global Fellowship in 160 countries. Current programme priorities are human transformation, urban transformation and conflict transformation, building on Salzburg Global’s core values of imagination, sustainability and justice. Clare’s career has spanned environmental law, business, the arts and social innovation. She is a UK-qualified barrister with over 20 years’ specialization on global challenges, working with inter-governmental organisations, national governments, the private sector and NGOs. A bilingual French and English speaker and professional facilitator, Clare Shine is an Associate of the Institute for European Environmental Policy, and a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. Her work and publications have focused on biodiversity, climate and water issues, international trade, governance, transboundary cooperation and conflict prevention, including capacity-building projects across four continents and the Mediterranean Basin. Clare has played an influential role in biosecurity policy development, working as legal adviser to the World Bank, European Commission and Council of Europe. She co-authored the European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species endorsed by 43 countries and advised the EC on implementing the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources. Clare Shine has been a regular freelance contributor to the Financial Times arts section since 2003. She began her career in industry after studying literature at Oxford University and holds post-graduate degrees from London University and the Sorbonne University, Paris.
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: TEEB for National and International Policy-Makers (UNEP 2010).
IEEP, Ecologic and GHK: Study to analyse legal and economic aspects of implementing the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in the European Union. Final report for the European Commission, DG Environment. Institute for European Environmental Policy, Brussels and London, April 2012.
Shine, C./Kettunen, M./Genovesi, P./Essl, F./Gollasch, S./Rabitsch, W./Scalera, R./Starfinger, U./ten Brink, P.: Assessment to support continued development of the EU Strategy to combat invasive alien species. Final Report for the European Commission. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Brussels, Belgium, 2010.
Kettunen, M./Genovesi, P./Gollasch, S./Pagad, S./Starfinger, U./ten Brink, P./Shine, C.: Technical support to EU strategy on invasive species (IAS) – Assessment of the impacts of IAS in Europe and the EU (final module report for the European Commission). Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Brussels, Belgium, 2008.
Wetlands, Water and the Law. Using law to advance wetland conservation and wise use. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, Cambridge, UK and Bonn, Germany, 1999. [with Cyrille, de Klemm]
Photo: Wolfgang Borrs