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CENTER NEWS - Personnel

Leah Goldfarb Joins Center as Visiting Scholar

Leah GoldfarbWith twenty years of service, Dr. Leah Goldfarb is an experienced international environmental policy expert with scientific training in the area of climate change. She has extensive knowledge of the scientific community, international environmental bodies, and governmental agencies.

For just over a decade, she worked at the International Council for Science (ICSU), where she represented the Council at meetings with organizations such as, UN¹s Environment Programme, the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development, UNESCO and many international environmental research organizations. While her academic training was done in the U.S., she has been based in France for the majority of her professional career. Currently she is an adviser to C3 Boulder: Climate Culture Collaborative and a visiting scholar at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR/CU) until August 2016. She has authored and contributed to many academic articles, including an article in Science dealing with the Grand Challenges in the area of Global Sustainability.

While at CSTPR, she plans to work on topics related to the science-policy interface with a focus on the international climate change assessment process. Leah has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado (1997).


Scott Gwozdz Joins Center as Visiting ScholarScott Gwozdz

Scott Gwozdz has more than 20 years of experience in Consumer Insight and Brand Development for Local Companies, Non Profits and Fortune 1000 Corporations. Since 2009, Scott has taught at The Leeds School of Business in the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR). In addition to The World of Business and an entrepreneurship class called “New Venture Creation”, he also teaches a course he created called “Values and The Power of the Consumer.” Scott is focused on sustainability in business and the impact business can have not only in minimizing its own externalities but also in promoting progress on environmental issues more broadly. As more consumers demand sustainability from the brands they support, more businesses will strive to meet this demand.

At CSTPR, Scott looks forward to facilitating productive collisions between Business and Science. Scott has a BA in Sociology from Harvard University and an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at The University of Colorado.


Dr. Reiner Grundmann visits Center in MarchReiner Grundman

Dr. Reiner Grundmann visited the Center in March. Reiner Grundmann is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham (UK). He has a long standing interest in sustainability and global environmental problems. His research explores the relation between knowledge and decision making, the role of expertise and public discourses, and comparative media analysis across countries and issues. He is also part of a large interdisciplinary project on urban sustainability, comparing the cities of Nottingham, Stuttgart, Chengdu and Shanghai. As part of this visit, he gave a noontime talk on “Media Coverage of Climate Change in a Comparative Perspective.”


Bonnie Rusk joins Center as Visiting ScholarBonnie Rusk

Bonnie Rusk joined CSTPR this April as a visiting scholar. Bonnie is a Conservation Biologist with 25 years of experience in the West Indies focusing on biodiversity, terrestrial ecosystems and protected areas, and more recently on climate change adaptation strategies for coastal forests and strategies for their integration into local policy. Bonnie has been consulting for multilateral, bilateral and international donor organizations since the mid 1990’s in the West Indies, including for World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and has extensive experience with both the development and implementation of Global Environment Facility funded projects. She has been the Senior Biologist and Founding Director of the Grenada Dove Conservation Programme since 1991, carrying out research and management for an IUCN Critically Endangered species and its habitat, including the development of new protected areas.

Her on-the-ground work incorporates a stakeholder participatory approach to planning and management. She has a 25 year collaboration with the Government of Grenada, providing technical expertise that supports development and implementation of international and national programs and strategies to further commitments to Multilateral Environmental Agreements. She has ongoing collaborations with numerous international organizations. While her professional training was done primarily in the United States, most of her career has been working in the West Indies. She is originally from Montreal, Canada. Bonnie has an M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993).


Center Faculty Affiliate Jerry Peterson Vice Chair of Forum on International PhysicsJerry Peterson

Center Faculty Affiliate Jerry Peterson has been elected Vice Chair of the Forum on International Physics, an arm of the American Physical Society. He will progress through chair-elect, chair, and past chair over the next four years. See aps.org/units. Jerry is looking for speakers at two annual APS meetings on the roles and effects of the many policies accelerating or retarding international physics collaborations.