Daniel Nepstad (PhD, Yale) is the Executive Director, President, and Founder of Earth Innovation Institute (formerly IPAM International Program), a research, policy, and outreach organisation that supports sustainable development in Brail, Indonesia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Kenya. He is a forest ecologist and land-use policy specialist, and has studied the Amazon Basin for 30 years, with a focus on forest responses to climate change, land use, and REDD. He is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, Working Group 2, AR5).
Kekuhi Keali’Ikanaka’Oleohaililani is at University of Hawai’i where she works on Indigenous GIS for sustainability goals, including for a program Kumokuhali I, aimed at encouraging and sustaining forest growth. She also leads the Halau o Kekuhim (classical dance compamny) and the centre of cultural knowledge for the Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation, which operates a number of programs for Native Hawai’ian cultural preservation and education.
Lenore Manderson Visiting Distinguished Professor, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University; and Professor of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Dance Program Convenor
Shura Baryshnikov Teaching Associate, Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University.
Geri Augusto | Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University.
Richard Locke | Director, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.
Amanda Lynch | Director, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University.