International Advisory Board

With respect to scientific matters, the International Advisory Board can be asked for advice. The members of the advisory board are world-class researchers that all have agreed to participate and are available for annual progress meetings. The International Advisory Board consists of the following members:


  • Luc Bovens is Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an associate in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an internationally recognized expert on the philosophy of public policy, and rational and social choice theory.
  • Daniel T. Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is internationally recognized as the expert on flaws in social causal attribution and affective forecasting in the context of social decision making. He is member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Richard M. Ryan is Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University and research professor at the University of Rochester. He has received three lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to the science of self, human autonomy and wellbeing. He is ranked among the top 1% of researchers in his field.
  • Lucia Reisch is Professor of Behavioral Economics and Policy at Cambridge University. She is internationally recognized as an expert on sustainable consumption and contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report. Reisch is member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering and regularly consults for international organizations (EU, OECD, World Bank) on making use of behavioral insights.
  • Natalie Sebanz is Professor in Cognitive Science at Central European University in Vienna. Her research interests revolve around the cognitive and neural basis of social interaction, with a special focus on how we coordinate our actions with others. Sebanz is the recipient of the European Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award and the Young Mind and Brain Prize.
  • Sim B. Sitkin is the Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership at Duke University. He is the co-founder of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, a non-profit global community of top scholars and practitioners with the bold mission to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research that serve the public interest.
  • Sander van der Linden is Professor of Social Psychology in Society at the University of Cambridge where he directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory. He sits on the management board of the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge and is affiliated with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at Yale University.
  • Michael P. Howlett is the Burnaby Mountain Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. He specializes in research on policy formulation and policy design, including the study of natural resources and environmental policy.
  • Detlef van Vuuren is Professor in Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change at Utrecht University. He specializes in models for exploring future climate and environmental changes through scenarios, taking into account the interaction between climate, living environment and the economy. Van Vuuren has worked on the climate scenarios of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.