Stefan Schäfer (Steering Committee Chair)

Organisation: 
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
Country: 
Germany.

Stefan Schäfer leads the research program “Emerging Technologies and Social Transformations in the Anthropocene” at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. His research examines the politics, philosophy and history of science and technology, with a particular focus on the emerging field of climate engineering. He was a guest researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) from 2009-2012 and a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Global Governance Futures program in 2014-2015. He is a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, lead author of the European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE) report, and chairs the Steering Committee of the Climate Engineering Conference (CEC) series. He holds a doctorate in political science from Freie Universität Berlin.