Institute for Environmental Security


Last Update: August 16, 2023

About us

The IES international Advisory Council gives guidance to ensure the faithful implementation of the Institute's stated objectives. Members serve in their personal capacities and not as representatives of their respective organisations. Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie, Chairperson Former Head, International Affairs and Adviser on Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission / Former Faculty member IGEAT, ULB / Former Member, Prince of Wales Business and Environment Programme. Marc Baltes Chief of the Cabinet of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Luxembourg / Former Deputy Co-ordinator OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities / Co-initiator of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) / New York (UN) and Brussels (NATO, WEU) postings Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Former Co-ordinator UNCTAD TrainForTrade Project Asia/Pacific. Liz Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario / Former Executive Director, UNEP / Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto / Associate Fellow, European Centre for Public Affairs / Formerly President, Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Ronald A. Kingham Co-founder and Former Director, IES / Executive Director, Stichting Environment & Development Resource Centre / Former European Co-ordinator, Transatlantic Environment Dialogue / Former Executive Director, International Coalition for Development Action Gottfried Leibbrandt Former Treasurer, IES / Former Chairman, Stichting EuroCampus Institute / Former Director General for Higher Education and Research in The Netherlands Ministry of Education / Former (Founding) President of the Open University of The Netherlands Ikaros Moushouttas Former Member, Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit, Council of the European Union / Former Senior Press Officer, Directorate-General Agriculture, European Commission / Former Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus / Former Press Officer, UN Headquarters in Vienna Derek Osborn Former President, Sustainable Development Observatory, European Economic and Social Committee / Former Director General, Environmental Protection, UK Department of the Environment / Former Co-Chair, 1997 UN General Assembly 5 year review of UNCED Michael Renner Former, Senior Researcher-Director, Global Security Project, Worldwatch Institute / Member, Global Policy Forum Board / Member, International Advisory Board, The Hague Appeal for Peace / Member, International Advisory Group, Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research Bernard Snoy et d'Oppuers Chairman, Robert Triffin International / Former Co-ordinator, OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities / Visiting Professor at the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain / Former Executive Director, World Bank and of the EBRD / Former Director of Table II of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe / Vice-Chairman of the International Robert Triffin Foundation Tom Spencer Former Vice-Chairman, IES / Former Executive Director, European Centre for Public Affairs / Former President, GLOBE International / Former President of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy (1997-1999)




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