Chairman: Ivo Šlaus, President, World Academy of Art & Science; Member, Club of Rome, European Leadership Network and Pugwash Council; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College for International Relations & Diplomacy, Zagreb.
Editor-in-Chief: Orio Giarini, Director, The Risk Institute, Geneva & Trieste; Member of the Board of Trustees of World Academy of Art & Science; Honorary Member of the Club of Rome.
Managing Editor: Garry Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science; Vice-President, The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry, India; International Fellow, Club of Rome.
Walter Truett Anderson: President Emeritus, World Academy of Art & Science; Fellow, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute; Founding Fellow, Meridian International Institute.
Ian Johnson: Secretary General, Club of Rome; former Vice President, The World Bank; Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science.
Michael Marien: Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science; Director, Global Foresight Books.
Winston Nagan: Member of the Board of Trustees, Chair of Program Committee & Editor of Eruditio e-journal of World Academy of Art & Science; Professor of Law & Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace & Development, University of Florida.
Francesco Stipo: Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science; President of the US Chapter, Club of Rome.
A nuclear and particle physicist and director of South East European Division of the Academy (SEED). He is also a member of the international advisory council of the Club of Rome and former president of the Croatian Association of the Club of Rome; a member of the Pugwash Council and former president of Croatian Pugwash; a founding Fellow of Academia Europaea; a member of the managing board of the Balkan Political Club; Chairman, International Network of Centres for Sustainable Development; founder and former Executive Committee member of the European Physical Society; Fellow World Innovation Foundation, and a former member of the Parliament of Croatia. Professor Slaus has held academic teaching posts at Rudjer Bošković Institute, Croatia, UCLA, Georgetown University, Duke University, and the International postgraduate school “Jozef Stefan”, Ljubljana (since 2003). He has received national awards for research in 1962 and in 1969.
An Italian economist, he founded the Risk Institute (Trieste-Geneva-Zagreb-Pondicherry) in 2001 to promote studies on risk and uncertainty and their impact on society and currently serves as its Director. He is also founder and Editor-in-Chief of the European Papers on the New Welfare. He was also Secretary General since its foundation in 1973 up to 2000 of the Geneva Association, a global think tank for the study of insurance economics. Prior to that he was Director of the Techno-Economic Research Division of the Battelle Institute in Geneva. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of The Club of Rome from 1982-86. He has taught at numerous universities, in particular the Graduate Institute of European Studies of the University of Geneva and currently at the International University Institute for European Studies (Gorizia, University of Trieste). Giarini has published 12 books, including The Double Helix of Learning and Work with Mircea Malitza (2003), The Employment Dilemma: Report to the Club of Rome with Patrick Liedtke (1997), Limits to Certainty: Report to the Club of Rome (1993), The Emerging Service Economy (1988), and Dialogue on Wealth and Welfare: Report to the Club of Rome (1980), in addition to more than 100 articles in journals and magazines.
An American-born consultant on business management and economic development and Vice President of The Mother's Service Society, a social science research institute in Pondicherry, India. Since 1972 he has been engaged in research on social development, organizational theory, money and employment, as well as studies for the Government of India and state governments. From 1989 to 1994, he was Member-Secretary of the International Commission on Peace & Food (ICPF) and editor of the Commission's report to the UN entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development. Since 1995 he is also Executive Director, International Center for Peace & Development, (Napa, CA). As a management consultant, he has worked with major corporations in the USA, Europe and India and is co-author of two books on the process of corporate growth: The Vital Difference: Unleashing the Powers of Sustained Corporate Success, and The Vital Corporation: How American Companies Large and Small Double Profits in Two Years or Less.
Walter Truett Anderson:
A political scientist, futurist, and author of numerous books including To Govern Evolution, Reality Isn’t What It Used To Be, The Future of the Self, All Connected Now: Life in the First Global Civilization, and The Next Enlightenment. He is a Founding Fellow of the Meridian International Institute, a Fellow of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, and a Distinguished Consulting Professor at the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco. He served the Academy as Vice-President from 1993 to 2000, and as President from 2000 to 2008. Education: B.A. (political science), University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. (political science and social psychology), University of Southern California. Homepage: www.waltanderson.info
A British national, Dr. Johnson has experience in the areas of sustainable development, energy and economic policy. He joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1980 and was soon afterwards promoted as Senior Economist of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Power and Energy Division. He later held the position of Principal Sector Economist in the Policy, Research, and External Affairs Department. In 1991, he was appointed as Administrator of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and later became its Assistant Chief Executive Officer. In 1997 he was appointed senior manager of the Environment Department and in 1998 he was promoted to Vice President with responsibilities for Sustainable Development, environment, agriculture and social policy. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to joining the World Bank he worked with UNICEF and spent five years in Bangladesh. He left the World Bank in 2006 and has since then undertaken a number of advisory positions in the public and private sector. He is Chairman of a carbon market research company based in the UK; is senior advisor to GLOBE International and Chairman of its Land Use and Ecological Services Commisssion; was a member of the Swedish Commission on Climate Change and Development; and has acted as an advisor to the UK government, the UNFCCC and IFAD and a number of consulting companies. Mr. Johnson is an economist and has studied at the universities of Wales, Sussex and Harvard.
Winston P Nagan:
A Professor of Law, and Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida. He is also International Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Law and Politics. He served as Chairman of Amnesty International USA (1989-91) and as a member of the Board (1986-92). He also served as president of Policy Sciences Center, Yale Law School (1986-1991) and on numerous groups of international experts on issues related to human rights, biodiversity, indigenous rights, and traditional knowledge.
Michael Marien founded and edited Future Survey, a 24-page monthly guide to futures-relevant books, reports, and articles, published by the World Future Society (Bethesda MD) in the 1979-2008 period. During its successful 30-year run, more than 21,000 abstracts were published in FS.
Marien earned a Ph.D. in social science and national planning studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and has published some 100 articles in futures-relevant journals and magazines. He lectures and consults occasionally.
Francesco Stipo: A lawyer that holds a Ph.D. in International Law and a Master Degree in Comparative Law. He has been practicing international law since 1999 and worked as a foreign law advisor and of counsel for European and American law firms. He is the author of the book “World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization”, on global governance and the reform of the United Nations. He contributed to the 2010 USA Club of Rome report titled "The Future of the Western Hemisphere". Dr. Stipo is an active member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and Director of the India-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Florida. He was elected Director of the United States Association for the Club of Rome in 2008, served as Vice President from 2010 to 2011, and has recently been elected President of the organization