First Visit of Cooperating Partner Andreas Klinke
On November 21 and 22, the TANNRE project invited Prof. Dr. Andreas Klinke from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada to stay at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. He participated in a workshop, which discussed the current status of the TANNRE project as well as future plans for cooperation.
The project especially benefits from Professor Klinke’s profound methodological knowledge and his expertise in studying deliberation in transnational institutions. The team is very grateful for the valuable input and looks forward to seeing Professor Klinke again in spring 2018.
Andreas Klinke is Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Institute and the Department of Political Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, since September 2011. From September 2017 to August 2018, he is on sabbatical leave and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. He acted as Director of the Environmental Policy Institute and Chair of the Graduate Program Master of Arts in Environmental Policy from 2015 to 2017. He was previously the Head of a Social Science Research Group on Governance of Infrastructures at the Aquatic Research Institute of the ETH-domain (Eawag) in Switzerland from 2006 to 2011 and University Lecturer in Social and Environmental Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Before, he was Lecturer for Risk Management at King’s College in London from 2004 to 2006. Prior to this, he was a Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart, the Center of Technology Assessment in Stuttgart, Germany, and at the German Scientific Advisory Council on Global Change. Andreas Klinke has a Master Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Stuttgart. He received his Doctoral Degree in Political Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His research fields include governance research, social science risk research, global environmental politics, philosophy and sociology of uncertainty and risk, and democracy theories.