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Bernd Siebenhüner

Professor Bernd Siebenhüner is assistant professor of ecological economics and head of the GELENA-research group on social learning and sustainability at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. He is also associate director of the Global Governance Project and principal investigator in the sub-project "MANUS—Managers of Global Change: Effectiveness and Learning of International Environmental Organisations".

His general research interests encompass various aspects of global governance and national environmental policy including environmental consciousness, sustainable consumption patterns, environmental education, and environmental ethics. He has published a book on the implications of sustainability for human behavior entitled "Homo sustinens. Auf dem Weg zu einem Menschenbild der Nachhaltigkeit" (Homo sustinens - Towards a conception of man for sustainability, 2001) and numerous articles in academic and popular science journals as well as contributions to scientific books and research papers.

From 2000 to 2001, he has been a post-doctoral research fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. Prior to that he has been working as junior lecturer and research scientist at the chair for Corporate Environmental Management at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He also conducted research projects at the Science Center Berlin (WZB), the University of Potsdam and at the German-Italian Center "Villa Vigoni". For his research, Bernd Siebenhüner has been awarded several grants from the Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU, 1996-2000), the German Research Foundation (DFG, 1998), the German-Italian Center "Villa Vigoni" (1999), and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 2000-2001). He is board member of the German Association for Ecological-Economic Research (VÖW) and member of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik), and other scientific associations.

Bernd Siebenhüner holds a Ph.D. summa cum laude from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (2000), and Master's degrees in Economics (1994) and Political Science (1995), both at the Free University Berlin. He has extensive teaching experience in ecological economics, environmental economics, environmental policy, corporate environmental management, business administration, and ecological ethics


Bernd Siebenhüner can be reached at siebenhuener@pik-potsdam.de

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