Pete Newton is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder, and an instructor for the MENV program. He is an interdisciplinary scientist who is interested in understanding how governance interventions affect synergies and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and social outcomes in socio-environmental systems. He works principally in agricultural and tropical forest landscapes, mainly in Brazil but also with partners in Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, and elsewhere. Much of his work focuses on sustainable food systems, land-use change, and rural livelihoods.
Pete received his BA (Zoology) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and his master’s (Applied Ecology and Conservation) and PhD (Environmental Sciences) from the University of East Anglia, UK.
Krister Andersson (Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002) joined the faculty in 2005. His research focuses primarily on governmental reforms to address social and environmental problems in developing countries and has been published in some 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and books. His latest book “Pursuing Sustainability” (2016, Princeton University Press, coauthored with Pamela Matson and William C. Clark) uses case studies to present and illustrate a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development. His work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the United States International Development Agency (USAID), as well as the Ford, MacArthur, and Rockefeller Foundations. In 2007, he was awarded the Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellowship in Sustainability Science by Harvard University. He currently serves as the Director of The Center for the Governance of Natural Resource, which seeks to bring together scholars committed to conducting collaborative and problem-driven research that can bring new insights to decision-making processes in society.
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Amadei holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders – USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; the recipient of the 2016 C. H. Dunn Award of the Construction Industry Institute; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell; Carroll College; Clarkson, Drexel, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.