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Philippe Forêt

Head, TIS program, CCRS Zurich
American University of Central Asia

I work currently at the School of Management of Fribourg (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland), where I lead the TIS program on the transition from innovation to sustainability. A geographer by training, I am an expert on capacity-building in new fields of knowledge and on the transfer of data and expertise across Eurasia. I have led with colleagues curriculum, research, and outreach programs on sustainability, resilience, and innovation. I am a member of the Society of Fellows at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians University. Three Institutes for Advanced Study have elected me Fellow, and my work has received awards from eleven different countries. My PhD is from the Division of Social Sciences of the University of Chicago. For more information, please contact me at:

Personal pronouns: He/him/his

Interests: The Anthropocene; Environment and society; Innovation and sustainability


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