Klimagune Workshop 2013
19 th December
Daniel Innerarity is professor of political and social philosophy, IKERBASQUE researcher at the University of the Basque Country and director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (www.globernance.org ). He has been visiting professor at various European and American universities, most recently at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European Institute in Florence. He is currently visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He continued his studies after the Ph.D. in Germany, as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Switzerland and Italy. His recent books include A World of everybody and nobody; Democracy knowledge, Euskadi Prize of Essay 2012; Humanity threatened: governing global risks (with Javier Solana ), The Future and its Enemies, the new public space; The invisible society, Espasa Essay Prize 2004, The transformation of politics, III Miguel de Unamuno Essay Prize and National Literature Award 2003 and Ethics of hospitality, Alpina Society Award for the best philosophy book in french 2011. Some of his books have been translated in France, Portugal, United States, Italy and Canada. He is a regular opinion contributor in El País and in El Correo/Diario Vasco and in the journal Claves de razón práctica. He received the Culture Prince of Viana Award in 2013 awarded by the Government of Navarre. This award recognizes the career of relevant people or entities for the culture world. In 2008 Eusko Ikaskuntza - Caja Laboral awarded the Humanities, Arts, Culture and Social Sciences Award. He has been a member of the Council of Universities proposed by the Spanish Senate, he belongs to the Academy of Latinity and the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, based in Salzburg. The French magazine "Le Nouvel Observateur " included him in 2004 in a list of 25 great thinkers of the world.
Vanessa has an interdisciplinary background in natural resources engineering and environmental sociology, having completed postgraduate degrees in Spain (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and the Netherlands (Wageningen University) and an engineering doctorate in the UK (University of Surrey). Prior to joining the DPU, she was involved in post-doctoral research at Durham University which examined the processes of social and technological innovation within the city in response to climate change.
During her career she has attempted to establish links between policy and research and has worked in policy-oriented institutions such as the Institute for European Environmental Policy (London) and Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission. Other research assignments have taken her to Mexico, Bolivia, Spain and India. Currently she is working at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London.