Winner of Humboldt Research Award 2002 Will Work at PIK

Potsdam, 30th Jan. 2002

Prof. Dr. William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award 2002. As part of his award, Prof. Clark will undertake a series of stays at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), beginning in July 2002.

The Humboldt Research Award is given by the Humboldt Foundation to outstanding scholars resident outside Germany as a lifelong tribute to their past academic accomplishments. In his work, Prof. Clark renews the integrative approach to science pioneered by Alexander von Humboldt. He has studied the increasing impact of humankind on the Earth system and the increasingly rich array of human responses to those impacts. On this basis, Prof. Clark has helped to develop a vision for the coming decades: the historical perspective of a sustainability transition. His current research is devoted to improving the capacity of the world's science and technology systems to promote such a transition.

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