roger pielke


Roger Pielke, Jr.

Sports Governance Center
University of Colorado

Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001. He is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Roger's research focuses on science, innovation and politics. In 2011 began to write and research on the governance of sports organizations, including FIFA and the NCAA. Roger holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science, all from the University of Colorado. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and was also awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. Roger also received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007) and The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming (2010, Basic Books). His most recent book is Righful Place of Science Series, Disasters and Climate Change (2014, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes). He is currently working on a book on sport in society.


Recent Publications:

The NFL Needs Distance From Its Brain-Injury Funding

Technology Assessment as Political Myth?

U.S. anti-doping agency is falling down on the job

What is wrong with US universities producing millionaire sportsmen for the NFL?

FIFA presidential candidate seeking true reform? Here’s your checklist

Keeping score at FIFA

Who Should Be Allowed to Compete as a Female Athlete?

How do organisations clean up after corruption scandals?

If we discover extraterrestrial life, what happens next?

‘Sprinters don’t improve after 30. Gatlin’s feats are … incredible’

Analysis: U.S. Soccer Raises More Questions Than Answers in Senate Hearing

Is Science Policy a Theological Matter?

Fooling ourselves with science: Hoaxes, retractions and the public

What makes a ‘super club’ ? ... And are these the world’s biggest?

Psephological Pseudoscience - Dissecting the ‘Science’ of Polling

Why Discrediting Controversial Academics Such as Bjørn Lomborg Damages Science

Obstacles to Accountability in International Sports Governance

Ernest Moniz and the Physics of Diplomacy

FIFA paid $88.6m in salaries in 2014. We can guesstimate Blatter’s take at $6m+

Science Under the Political Steamroller, Book review of 'Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science' by Alice Dreger

EPO in Cycling, HGH in the NFL – The Complicated Truths of Cheating

An Evaluation of the FIFA Governance Reform Process of 2011-2013

Anti-Doping Agencies Are Failing in Assessing the Scale of the Drugs Problem and Gather Data to Reveal True Extent of Doping in Sport

The Future of Science Advice in Europe

High-Energy Innovation: A Climate Pragmatism Project


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