Key Notes

Prof. Dr. Johan Schot

(Global History and Sustainability Transitions, Centre for Global Challenges, Utrecht University)

Johan Schot is Professor of Comparative Global History and Sustainability Transitions at the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UUGLOBE). He is Director of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and the Deep Transitions research project. He was previously Director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the UK from 2014-2018. Johan Schot is an academic entrepreneur that builds bridges between science and practice by applying a transdisciplinary research approach. He is working jointly with actors from different academic disciplines, policy-makers, governments, civil society, NGOs, the media and business world to address the biggest challenges of our times such as climate change and social inequality. He is the author of influential publications including Transitions Towards Sustainable Development. New Directions in The Study of Long Term Transformative Change (Grin, Rotmans & Schot) and Three frames for innovation policy: R&D, systems of innovation and transformative change (Schot & Steinmueller, 2018). For more information visit, subscribe to Professor Schot’s newsletter and follow @Johan Schot on Twitter.

Prof. Dr. Christian Roesler

(Catholic University of Freiburg)

Prof. Roesler, a Jungian analyst from the Katholische Hochschule Freiburg, has taught at the Graduate School of Education (Kyoto University) as a visiting professor since September 2017.  Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Freiburg. Member of the faculty of the C.G.Jung-Institutes in Stuttgart and Zurich and at the Psychoanalytical training institute (DGPT) at the University Clinic Freiburg. Membership in professional organizations: DGAP, IAAP, IAAP Research Committee, International Research Network in Analytical Psychology INFAP3 and etc.

Research and publications on Analytical Psychology and contemporary sciences, couple and family therapy, postmodern identity construction, narrative research, media psychology. Prof. Roesler is the author of the Book: «Research in Analytical Psychology: Empirical Research»

David Maggs

(Great Transition Initiative, Cambridge, USA)

David Maggs is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. His work focuses on forging a more robust engagement between the arts and sustainability. His doctoral thesis “Artists of the Floating World: Art-sustainability Relations in the Late Days of Modernity” helped form the basis of Sustainability in the Imaginary World, a three-year multidisciplinary sustainability research initiative.