Board of Adivsors

The Board of Advisors provides the Forum with strategic guidance on an occasional basis and is invited to offer direct feedback and input on the products of the Forum’s work. The function of the board is strictly consultative.

Thomas Ackerman

Dr. Thomas Ackerman is Executive Director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington.  He heads the institute's multi-pronged research effort into climate change, ocean … Read More

Neil Craik

Dr. Neil Craik is Director and an Associate Professor of Law in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches and researches in the fields of Canadian and international environmental … Read More

Clive Hamilton

Dr. Clive Hamilton is an Australian academic and author best known for his writings on climate change, ethics and consumerism. Based in Canberra, he is now Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University and has held a number of … Read More

Sikina Jinnah

Dr. Sikina Jinnah is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Her first book ("Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance," MIT Press 2014) received the 2016 … Read More

Mark Lawrence

Dr. Mark Lawrence is a managing scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), leading the research cluster SIWA, Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere. SIWA focuses on the impacts and mitigation of … Read More

Andrew Light

Dr. Andrew Light is Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. He directs the U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, and works with the senior … Read More

Jane Long

Dr. Jane Long's interests are in strategic approaches to climate change. She is the former Dean of the Mackay School of Mines at University of Nevada, Reno, Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy and Chairman of the Nevada … Read More

Doug MacMartin

Dr. Douglas MacMartin is a research professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology.  His research interests include the interdisciplinary application of feedback analysis and control tools to … Read More

Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor is a Senior Fellow with the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, and Executive Director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). He has over 35 years of work experience in the … Read More

Lynn Russell

Dr. Lynn Russell is a Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in aerosol composition, aerosol-cloud interactions, and aerosol … Read More