Prof. Sander van der Leeuw

GCF Board Member

 

Contact

Tel. 480-965-6214
Fax. 480-965-8087
vanderle(at)asu.edu

 

Address

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

 

Sander van der Leeuw is the 2012 United Nations Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation. His expertise lies in the role of invention, sustainability, and innovation in societies around the world. He and his research team investigate how invention occurs, what the preconditions are, how the context influences it, and its role in society. An archaeologist and historian by training, Dr. Van der Leeuw has studied ancient technologies, ancient and modern man-land relationships, and Complex Systems Theory. He has done archaeological fieldwork in Syria, Holland, and France, and conducted ethno-archaeological studies in the Near East, the Philippines and Mexico. Since 1992 he has coordinated a series of interdisciplinary research projects on socio-natural interactions and modern environmental problems. The work spans all the countries along the northern Mediterranean rim. Dr. Van der Leeuw is an External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute and a Corresponding Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. He teaches courses on the ethnography of innovation.

 

Selected Publications 

van der Leeuw, S. E., and T. Kohler, eds. 2007. The Model-Based Archaeology of Socio-Natural Systems. School of Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM.

van der Leeuw, S. E., F. Favory, and J.-L. Fiches, eds. 2003. Archéologie et systèmes socio-environnementaux: Etudes mutliscalaires sur la vallée du Rhône dans le programme ARCHAEOMEDES. Èditions CNRS, Paris. 403 pp.

van der Leeuw, S. E. 1998. The Archaeomedes Project – Understanding the natural and anthropogenic causes of land degradation and desertification in the Mediterranean. Office for Official Publications of the European Union, Luxemburg, 440 pp.

van der Leeuw, S. E., and J. McGlade, eds. 1997. Archaeology: Time, Process and Structural Transformations. Routledge, London. 484 pp.

Events

07.12.17

Second Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability

This three-day conference (January 17-19, 2018), organized by FINEXUS (Center for Financial...


09.11.17

GCF @ COP23 in Bonn: discussing green growth and how to turn climate risks into opportunities (copy 1)

The Global Climate Forum e.V., the University of Zurich and IIASA, together with partners from...


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News

04.12.17

An Open Invitation to Participate in the GREEN-WIN Survey

A guiding element of the GREEN WIN Project is the Global Dialogue, which aims to produce shared...


22.09.17

GCF and the DOLFINS Consortium replied to the EU consultation on Sustainable Finance

The EU High-level expert group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance has invited all citizens to provide...


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