Maria Ivanova, PhD, Co-Director
Craig Murphy, PhD, Co-Director
Anamarija Frankic, PhD, Director, Green Harbors Project
Caroline Anne Amollo is a master of arts degree candidate in the conflict resolution program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She grew up in Kenya and received her BEd (Arts) from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. She has worked extensively with pastoralist groups in Kenya especially the Maasai people in fostering adaptation projects aimed at alleviating abject poverty among communities. Her research interests focus on climate change as an instigator of conflict, with the goal of earning a PhD in water management.
Marija Bingulac is a doctoral student in public policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. A UMass Boston alumna, Ms. Bingulac earned a BA in political science where she earned the Excellence in Political Science Award as well as the Feinstein Award for distinguished work in public policy and social justice classes. Following graduation, she worked in Belgrade, Serbia with the NGO Church World Service on hunger, community mobilization and climate change research projects. Her policy interests include international governance, social movements and nationalism, politics of poverty, race and ethnicity, community mobilization and sustainable solutions.
Murray Carroll is a master’s degree candidate in international relations at Harvard University. He looks forward to continuing his research into strengthening environmental governance institutions and increasing the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement mechanisms in the environmental regimes. He is currently a director of the International Court for the Environment Coalition and has worked with the International Maritime Organization, the Environmental Law Foundation, Sustainable Future Consulting at the LSE, the Government of Canada, and Scotia Capital, a Canadian Investment Bank. Carroll has a law degree from the London School of Economics, has studied alternative dispute resolution at Queen Mary University of London and Harvard Law School, and graduated with distinction” from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor’s degree in political studies.
Laurence Delina joined the team at the Global Environmental Governance project in August 2011 contributing on the understanding of historical financial contributions to environmental organizations in the UN system. Laurence holds degrees in civil engineering, governmental management, and public administration from Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines and in development studies from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has worked briefly with the Philippines’ National Irrigation Administration and for more than five years with the Land Bank of the Philippines. He also worked as consultant at the University of Manchester and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. He has published a technical report, journal articles, editorials, and a book chapter on issues such as energy efficiency institutional arrangements, financing cleaner energy systems, informational governance, and post-fossil investment era. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His research focuses on non-technical barriers to rapid greenhouse gas mitigation in Australia drawing upon lessons from wars and other emergencies.
Michael Denney is a master's student in the international relations program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He graduated from McGill University in 2008 with a bachelor of arts in political science and history. Having spent a substantial amount of his life living abroad in Canada, Western Europe, and East Asia, Denney has developed an acute awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on politics, both national and international. He spent the last year working for Political Research Associates in Somerville, MA, where he collaborated on a number of projects including a political map of the American right-wing and an analysis of American laws rooted in anti-immigration sentiment. His main interests are understanding preconditions for revolutionary conflict and post-conflict resolution. He grew up in Lexington, MA and speaks English and French.
Christian Shaw Hoover is currently pursuing a double major in both psychology and political science at UMass Boston. His academic interests range from current international relations, the demarcation and subsequent dissemination of national and state-level policies, and cognitive behavioral neuroscience, restructuring, and therapy. He has several short publications in the Vermont-based literary arts magazine, The Cause: Arts Quarterly. Hoover grew up in West Newton, MA.
Ashley Laney graduated from Vermont Law School in 2010 with both a JD and a master in environmental studies. Her work is primarily on international environmental law, but she also works on efforts to bridge the science/policy gap. She worked as a research assistant on UNEP's Global Environment Outlook, GEO5, which was published last June.
Tse Yang Lim
Tse Yang Lim is a degree candidate for a Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He has an obsession with large-scale interactions and linkages, particularly between environment and development and between science and policy. He has previously worked at the Marine Conservation Institute in Washington, DC, on marine protected areas and the high seas, from whence developed his interest in international environmental governance. Most recently he worked at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations, assisting the 2nd (Economic & Financial) Committee and Ambassador’s Office. Lim hails from Singapore, and graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BS in Biology.
Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy is a Colombian international business professional, with a degree certificate in political studies and a MSc degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She worked for several public administrations in Colombia, including the Governor’s Office of Antioquia as general manager and deputy director for international business and cooperation. She has also worked as an advisor to Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the 38 General Assembly of the Organization of American States. Since 2009 she has worked for Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia where she joined a project to offer new elements to Colombia’s foreign policy from the perspective of biodiversity international governance. She has authored articles published in Colombian public policy journals and a project oriented to evaluate the participation of developing countries on the Convention of Biological Diversity. Currently, she completed master’s degree in international relations at the University of Massachusetts Boston and joined its sister PhD program in global governance and human security last year. She looks forward to continue working on the impact of environmental governance in developing countries.
Yuliya Raschupkina is a doctoral candidate in the global governance and human security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has previously worked with Ukrainian non-profit organizations in the areas of human rights, accountable and transparent government, and involvement of the public in decision making processes. She has authored chapters in the publications on public access to comprehensive city plans in Ukraine, public participation in urban planning and preventing public schools closings in rural areas (in Ukrainian). She also worked for Office of Institutional Research (Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha) and at a think tank at Northeast Midwest Institute (Washington, DC). She earned her BA degree in political science and an MA degree in public service at East Ukrainian National University (Ukraine). She also holds master's degree in public administration degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research interests focus on accountability and legitimacy of global governance including environmental global governance, global public goods and civil society organizations.
Uttam Shrestha is a doctoral candidate in the Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He is currently working on assessing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and livelihoods both at local and regional levels in the Himalayas. After receiving two master's degrees, one in geographic information technology from Northeastern University (Boston) and the other in botany from Tribhuvan University (Nepal), he worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Herbarium and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. He is a recipient of the graduate academic excellence award at Northeastern University, a research fellowship from Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and research grants from the Rufford Foundation. He has published five peer-reviewed papers, one book, and several articles in popular press. His research interests include biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation, environmental governance, land use and land cover change.
Daniel Zaleznik is a master's degree candidate in the international relations program at UMass Boston. His research interests include the efficiacy of the United Nations Environment Programme, international relations theory, and domestic policy. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a BA in philosophy. He grew up in Lexington, MA.