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Balaton Group Members

The annual Balaton Group Meeting has welcomed more than 400 participants from 40 countries since 1982. Membership is by invitation only. A few of our many distinguished members are listed below.

Joseph Alcamo, Chief Scientist, UNEP

Cristina Apetrei, Research Associate, Leuphana University L√ľneburg, Germany

Emelia Arthur, Shama District Chief Executive, Ghana

Alan AtKisson, President, The AtKisson Group

David Ballard, Director, Alexander Ballard, UK

Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Social and Economic Affairs, United Nations

Richard Barber, Harvey W. Smith Professor Emeritus of Biological Oceanography, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, USA 

Gerald Barney, President, Our Task, USA 

Andrea M. Bassi,  Deputy Director for Project Development and Modeling, The Millennium Institute, USA

David Berry, Sustainable Waters Resources Roundtable, USA

András Bezeg, Hungarian Society for Industrial Ecology, Hungary 

Valdis Bisters, Director, Department for Climate Policy and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Environment, Latvia

Justine Braby, Progress Namibia, Namibia

David Brooks, Director of Research, Friends of the Earth, Canada

Linda Booth-Sweeney,, USA

Hartmut Bossel, University of Kassel (Emeritus), Germany

Gerardo Budowski, Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Resources, United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica

Enrique Campos-Lopez, President, Aprendizaje Sistemico S.A. de C.V., Mexico 

Alexander Chikunov, Institute of World Ideas, Rostock Group, Moscow, Russia

Anthony Cortese, President, Second Nature, USA

Robert Costanza, Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, USA  

Marianella Curi, Director, Latin America Futures Foundation, Equador

Herman Daly, Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, USA

Joan Davis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Emeritus), Switzerland

John de Graaf, Author and Filmmaker, USA

Kim De Ridder, Director, Environment Program, The Asia Foundation, USA 

Bert de Vries,  Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development and Innovation, The Netherlands

Faye Duchin, Professor, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Dianne Dumanoski, Co-Author Our Stolen Future and The End of the Long Summer, USA

Junko Edahiro, President, e´s Inc. and Co-Chief Executive, Japan for Sustainability, Japan

Duane Elgin, Author and Speaker, USA

Guy Engelen, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO, Belgium

Raimonds Ernsteins, Director, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Management, University of Latvia, Latvia

Melissa Everett, Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley 

Jelel Ezzine, Director, Graduate Studies and Research, Ministry of Education, Tunisia

Lewis Feldstein, President, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, USA

Nils Ferrand, Cemagref, France

Tom Fiddaman, Ventana Systems, USA

Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Institute of Social Ecology Vienna, Alpen Adria University

Sandor Fülöp, Ombudsman for Future Generations, Government of Hungary

Ashok Gadgil, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, USA

Samir I. Ghabbour, Emeritus Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cairo University, Egypt

Nanda Gilden, De Gemeynt, The Netherlands

Herbert Girardet, Director of Research, World Future Council, United Kingdom

Georgy Golitsyn, Director, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russia

Neva Goodwin, Co-Director, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, USA

Maja Göpel, Director, Future Justice Program, World Future Council, Belgium

Gyöngyvér Gyene, Department of Community Development, Hungary

Ivan Gyulai, Director, The Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development, Hungary

Wim Hafkamp, Director, NICIS, The Netherlands

Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director of Public Banking Institute and Executive Director of Global Community Initiative, Vermont, USA

Jamila Haider, Masters Candidate, Cambridge University, UK

Hal Hamilton, Director, Food Lab, USA

Masayo Hasegawa, Project General Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Andre Heinz, Director, Sustainable Technologies Fund, Sweden

Ted Heintz, Former Chief Economist, US Department of the Interior, USA

John Holmberg, Vice-Rector for Sustainable Development and UNESCO Chair, Chalmers University

Tim Jackson, Sustainable Development Commissioner, United Kingdom

Andrew Jones, Sustainability Institute, USA

Leonardas Kairiuksktis, Senior Scientist and Director Emeritus, Lithuanian Forest Research Institute, Lithuania

Dmitri Kavtaradze, Moscow State University, Russia

Ashok Khosla, President, Development Alternatives; President, IUCN; and Co-President, Club of Rome, India

Karan Khosla, EarthSafe Enterprises, India

Jane King, Resource Use Institute, Scotland>

Hermann Knoflacher, Director, Institute for Traffic Planning, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Colleen Kohlsaat, Director of Global Environmental Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co., USA

Vladimir Kollontai, Institute of World Economy and International Affairs, Russia

David C. Korten, President, People-Centered DevelopmentForum, USA

Ida Kubiszewski, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Solutions Journal, USA

Jaswant G. Krishnayya, Executive Director, Systems Research Institute, India

Satish Kumar, Schumacher College and Resurgence Magazine, United Kingdom

Béla Kuslits, Doctoral Candidate, Corvinus Institute, Hungary

Peter Lamb, The Philanthropic Initiative, USA

Klaus Lanz, Director, International Water Affairs, Germany 

Cuauhtemoc Leon, CEGAM (Centro de Especialistas en Gestion Ambiental), Mexico

Michael Lerner, President, Commonweal, USA

Lailai Li, Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, Bangkok Office

Ulrich Loening,  Former Director of Centre for Human Ecology, University of Edinburgh,  Scotland

Zoltan Lontay, Head, Energy Efficiency Department, EGIContracting/Engineering Co. Ltd., Hungary

Laszlo Lovei, Manager, Operations Policy and Country Services,  The World Bank, USA

Amory Lovins, Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA

L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Inc., USA

Xianfu Lu,Program Officer, UNFCCC 

Emaculate Madungwe, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe

Steven McFadden, Chiron Communications, USA

Ian McPhail, Vice-Chair, Commission for Complaints against the RCMP; and former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, State of Victoria, Australia

Piotr Magnuszewski, Director, Center for Systems Solutions, Poland

Gillian Martin-Mehers, Managing Director, Bright Green Learning at Atadore SARL, Switzerland & Vice President for Europe, Laboratory for Interactive Learning

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN, Switzerland

Diana Mangalagiu, University of Oxford, UK

Manfred Max-Neef, Professor, Department of Economics and President Emeritus, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile  

Dennis Meadows, President, Laboratory for Interactive Learning, USA 

Swapan Mehra, CEO, Iora Ecological Solutions, India

Eike Messow, BASF, Germany

Niels Meyer, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Ruben Mnatsakanian, Head of Department, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Hungary

William R. Moomaw, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA

Yuichi Moriguchi, Director, Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, Japan

Mabel Chileshe Luo Mung'omba, Vice Chair, Forum for Business and Social Partners, Zambia

Laura Musikanski, Co-Founder, USA

Anika Nasra Haque, American International University, Bangladesh

Jørgen Steen Nielsen, Author and Journalist, Denmark

Kevin Noone, Stockholm Resilience Center/Stockholm University, Sweden

Jørgen Nørgård, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Richard B. Norgaard, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, USA

Michael Ochieng Odhiambo, Executive Director, Resources Conflict Institute, Kenya 

Riichiro Oda, CEO, Change Agent Inc., Japan

Gunnar Olesen, INFORSE, Denmark

John Peet, Senior Lecturer, Department of chemical and Process Engineering, University of Christchurch, New Zealand 

Miklos Persanyi, Director, Budapest Zoo and former Minister of Environment, Hungary 

Garry Peterson, Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden

Laszlo Pinter, Director, Measurement and Assessment Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada  

Christopher Plante, Mill Valley, CA USA

Paul Raskin, Director, Tellus Institute, Boston, USA 

Steve Rayner, Director, Insitute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford University, UK 

Aromar Revi, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India 

John Richardson, Visiting Professor and Resident Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington, D.C., USA 

Vicki Robin, Co-Author Your Money or Your Life and Cofounder of The New Road Map Foundation, USA

Melita Rogelj, Founder, Legend Systems

Lars Rydén, Founder, Baltic University Programme (Emeritus), Uppsala University, Sweden

Suman Sahai, Director, Gene Campaign, India

Anupam Saraph, Chief Information Officer, Pune City, India

Elizabeth Sawin,  Co-Director, Climate Interactive

Jan Sendzimir,  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

David Satterthwaite, Human Settlements Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom  

Lucia Liu Severinghaus, Research Fellow, Research Center for Biodiversity of the Academy of Sciences, Taiwan

Gyula Simonyi,President, BOCS Foundation, Hungary 

Bishan Singh, Management Institute for Social Change, Malaysia 

Chirapol Sintunawa, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand 

Alex Steffen, Executive Editor,, USA

John D. Sterman, Professor and Jay Forrester Chair in System Dynamics, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T, USA

Isak Stoddard, Educational Coordinator, CEMUS, Uppsala University, Sweden

Catharina Any Sulistyowati, Advisor, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihood, Indonesia

Harald Sverdrup, Professor, Lund University, Sweden

Linda Booth Sweeney, Systems Educator and Consultant, USA

Joseph Tainter, Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University, USA

Natalia Tarasova, Director, Institute for Problems of Sustainable Development, Mendeleev University, Russia

Betsy Taylor, Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions, USA

John Todd, Research Professor and Distinguished Lecturer, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, USA

Nancy Todd, Editor, Annals of Earth, Ocean Arks International, USA

Joan du Toit, Energy Unit, Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Elek Turda, EGI Contracting/ Engineering Co. Ltd., Hungary 

Sander van der Leeuw, Director, Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, USA

Alexis van Dyke, Digital Filmmaking, USA

Stanislav Vavilov, Rostock Group, Russia

Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director, Global Footprint Network, USA

Brian Walker, Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, CSIRO and Director, the Resilience Alliance, Australia

Stephanie Weis-Gerhardt, 4links-Consulting, Germany

Qi Wenhu, System Analysis Group, CISNAR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Robert Wilkinson, Director, Water Policy Program, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California/Santa Barbara, USA

J. Morgan Williams, Program Director, Leadership New Zealand; and former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand
Pam Williams, Education for Sustainability Advisor, New Zealand

Diana Wright, Editor, "Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows, USA

Gennady Yagodin, Professor, School of Environmental Science, Mendeleev University and Former Minister of Education of the USSR, Russia

Janos Zlinszky, Director, Sustainable Development Academy, Regional Environmental Center, Hungary