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Benjamin Allen : Ph.D. candidate in Political science at UC Berkeley.
Benjamin S. Allen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, U.C. Berkeley. His current research interests relate to the dynamics of environmental politics and policy making in Brazil and Latin America, and his doctoral dissertation examines the political challenges of effectively implementing environmentally protected areas in different states and regions of Brazil. Ben earned his B.A. in Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University in 2002, after which he taught high school Spanish in Seattle, and served as a Rural Health and Sanitation Volunteer in Paraguay for the Peace Corps (2004-2006). He earned an M.A. in Political Science at U.C. Berkeley in 2008.

Deforestation’s Challenge to Green Growth in Brazil:

Dr. Crystal Chang: Postdoctoral fellow, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University Crystal Chang received her Ph.D. in Political Science at UC Berkeley where she worked as a Graduate Student Researcher at BRIE and prepared a dissertation on the relationship between the state and the private sector from the perspective of the Chinese auto industry. Dr. Chang is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. China: A Country Case Analysis

Irene Choi: Research Associate, BRIE Irene Choi is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley where she served as an Undergraduate Research Apprentice. Her work was prepared in close supervision by Nina Kelsey, Crystal Chang, and the Presidential Green Growth Commission of Korea. Choi is currently interning with the Korean Green Growth Commission. Korea: A Country Case Study

Jany Gao: Research Associate, BRIE Jany Gao worked as a BRIE research Associate from 2010-2011. She was a significant contributor to the literature review and the China case study. She is now employed in local economic planning in Canada. Ms. Goa holds a Masters Degree from UC Berkeley. China: A Country Case Analysis

Dr. Andrew Hargadon: Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis.  Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation.
(530) 752-2277
As the founding director of two key centers at the University of California, Davis—the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center—Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research, and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship.   His  research focuses on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies.  Hargadon received the 2009 Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award in recognition for his strong entrepreneurship curriculum and success with the two centers. He received his doctoral degree from the Management Science and Engineering Department in Stanford University's School of Engineering, where he was named Boeing Fellow and Sloan Foundation Future Professor of Manufacturing. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University's Product Design Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Prior to his academic appointment, he worked as a product designer at Apple Computer and taught in the Product Design program at Stanford University.

Professor Hargadon is the author of How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press, 2003).

Mark Huberty: Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley and a visiting fellow at Bruegel.

Mark Huberty: Mr. Huberty is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley; and a visiting fellow at Bruegel. His work focuses on the political economy of large socio-technological systems, technological innovation, and international competition. Most notably, he has published extensively on climate change and the political and economic implications of green growth. In 2010-2011, Mr. Huberty has received the Fulbright-Schuman fellow in the European Union, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency's STAR fellowship. Prior to his academic work, Mr. Huberty consulted in the United States and India with the international consultancy, Accenture.  He has degrees in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, and European politics and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Green growth as necessity and liability

Nina Kelsey: Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley,

Nina Kelsey is aPh.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley, where she focuses on international climate negotiations and green growth.  Prior to entering the program, Nina worked for five years as a management strategy consultant for firms specializing in high technology and telecommunications.  She has a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience from Yale University.

United States Federal Green Policy Overview

Dr. Martin Kenney: Professor of Human and Community Development at UC Davis and Senior Project Director at BRIE.
Phone: (530) 752-0328

Alice Madden: Writh Chair in Sustainable and Community Development at University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.
Alice Madden serves as the Writh Chair in Sustainable and Community Development at University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.  She is a former Colorado State Representative and Majority Leader, and was Governor Ritter’s Climate Change Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff.  Representative Madden is currently a Senior Fellow on Climate Change at Center for American Progress.

Colorado: State Case Analysis

Juliana Mandell: Research Associate, BRIE
Ms. Mandell studied Political Science at UC Berkeley and is currently a Researcher at BRIE. 

California:  State Case Analysis

Dr. Sean Randolph: President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
Dr. Sean Randolph is President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in California and the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and the Silicon Valley. Prior to the Institute, he served as director of international trade for the State of California, and as International Director General of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, a 15-nation international organization of leading U.S., Asian and Latin American corporations. Dr. Randolph’s  professional career also includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, including U.S. Congress- and White House staff. From 1981-85 he served in the U.S. State Department on the Policy Planning Staff, as Special Adviser for Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and as Deputy/Ambassador-at Large for Pacific Basin affairs. From 1985–88 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs. Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and studied at the London School of Economics.

Jakob Riisjkaer: Trainee, European Parliament
Jakob Riisjkaer is working towards his M.Sc. in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Currently he is a trainee in the European Parliament with the S&D group working specifically with the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).  He worked as a researcher at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley.

Denmark: A Country Case Study

Dr. Jayant Sathaye: Director International Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Jayant Sathaye is internationally recognized for his work on climate change project-related issues in transportation, land-use change and forestry, and energy demand and supply in the developing world. His current interests include the development of new methods and analytical tools for evaluation of project baselines, the role of carbon sinks in climate change mitigation, and sustainable development and transport policy. In recent years, he has organized several training and information workshops, conducted studies, and written papers and reports on these topics. He has been a guest editor of ten special journal issues on climate change.

Dr. Sathaye has published widely in major energy and environment journals and authored over one hundred and fifty publications on these topics. He has been a Convening Lead Author, Section Leader and Principal Lead Author of seven publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1990, and is currently a co-CLA for the Sustainable Development and Mitigation chapter of WG III of the IPCC Fourth Assessment. Dr. Sathaye has also led studies of regional and national energy strategies and their impact on local and global environment. He has lectured and consulted internationally in Asia, Africa, and Latin America for the United Nations, multilateral development banks, and other international organizations.

Dr. Brian Woodall: Associate Professor, Associate Chair Sam Nunn Scholl of International Affairs, Georgia Tech.
Office Phone: 404-894-1902

Brian Woodall is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Programs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech.  Dr. Woodall has taught at the University of California at Irvine and at Harvard University.  His research focus is comparative politics with an emphasis on Japan and East Asia, international relations, and political economy.

Georg Zachmann: Research Fellow, Buggle
Georg Zachmann is a Research Fellow on Energy and Climate Change at Bruggle and serves on the German Advisory Group in Ukraine and the German Economic Team in Belarus and Moldova.  Georg holds a doctoral degree of the Technical University Dresden as well as a diploma in economics of the Humboldt University Berlin.