Dr. David Humphreys

Dr. David Humphreys

Professor of Environmental Policy, The Open University, UK

Dr. David Humphreys is proud to work teaching and researching sustainability and environmental policy at what he regards as the world’s leader in distance university teaching. He began his career specializing in international forest policy on which he was written two books, Forest Politics: The Evolution of International Cooperation (1996) and Logjam: Deforestation and the Crisis of Global Environmental Governance (2006). His interests in heritage include the natural and built environments, with a particular interest in the reconstruction of Beirut. He has also published on climate change politics, geoengineering, the democratic regulation of transnational corporations, and the emerging jurisprudence of rights of nature. With Spencer Stober he edited the Common Ground volume Transitions to Sustainability: Theoretical Debates for a Changing Planet (2014). His academic awards include the International Studies Association’s Harold and Margaret Sprout Award (2008) and an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Foresters (2015). He lives outside Canterbury, Kent with his wife and two children where he takes a keen interest in local sustainability issues.

Founding Editor (2006-2015)

Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla

Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla

Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership & Director of the International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, India; Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia and USA

As we welcome Dr. David Humphreys to the position of Editor of the On Sustainability Collection, we also thank Dr. Amareswar Galla for the significant contribution he has provided to the community over the past nine years. Beginning with our second annual conference, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2006, Amar has been a thought leader of the On Sustainability Research Network. We are grateful for his guidance and many contributions, and we are pleased he will continue as a leader of the Inclusive Museum and new Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Networks. An alumnus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi with a PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra, Professor Galla is currently Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership at the Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India. (http://inclusivemuseums.org/index.php/executive-director)


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