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    Philippe Vandenbroeck,

    Co-founder and Partner at shiftN

    Philippe Vandenbroeck co-founded the Belgium-based futures consultancy shiftN, a network of professionals that works with leading organizations using systems thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and design to better understand complex systems. With a background in bio-engineering, philosophy, and urban planning, for the last 20 years he has used systems thinking approaches to study complex business and societal issues su [ ... ]

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    Elwin Wu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Wu is an Associate Director of the CUSSW Social Intervention Group and the Co-Director of the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Racial/Ethnic Minority New Investigators. His practice experience includes direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, and groups with agencies serving primarily the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; evaluation of violence prevention programs for pe [ ... ]

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    Santiago Ortiz,

    Head at Moebio Labs

    Santiago Ortiz is Head at Moebio Labs, a team of data scientists, data visualization developers, and designers who work on advanced interactive visualization projects of large data sets. He specializes in exploratory information visualization, knowledge maps, and visual data science - a fusion of machine learning and interaction. As a consultant, he has worked on projects to improve the communication strategy of organizat [ ... ]

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    Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D.

    Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

    Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora Mora is currently Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Formerly, he was Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University from 2009-2012. He earned his Master of Science (S.M.) and Doctor of S [ ... ]

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    Jim Westaby, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Westaby is an Associate Professor in the Program in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Professor Westaby was also a Postdoctoral Scholar at Penn State University's Center for Applied Behaviora [ ... ]

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    Desmond Patton, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Desmond Upton Patton is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute. His research utilizes qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine how and why youth and gang violence, trauma, grief and identity are expressed on social media and the real world impact they have on well-being for [ ... ]

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    Nick Redding, M.S.

    Program Coordinator (AC4)

    Nick Redding is Program Coordinator of the Dynamical Systems and Conflict research projects with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is also in the final phases of completing his doctorate in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he is researching leadership complexity in complex confli [ ... ]

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    Ted Perlmutter, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Ted Perlmutter is a technology consultant and information systems architect. He is responsible for Web site coordination and database development, and has been involved in creation of the Religious Peacemaking Database project. Perlmutter’s research interests focus on how Internet technology can promote knowledge networks among political and social activists. Presently a visiting fellow at the Center for Europ [ ... ]

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    Mark Whitlock,

    Faculty Advisor

    Mark Whitlock is a faculty advisor in Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master's program where he teaches "Networking and Sustainability" as a component of the Capstone Thesis seminars. He is concurrently an adjunct professor in New York University’s Global Affairs Program where he teaches courses on "Statebuilding and International Policy" and "Prevention of Mas [ ... ]

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    Jacqueline M Klopp, Ph.D.

    Associate Research Scholar

    Jacqueline Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University. Previously, she taught for many years at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University where she remains affiliated. Her research focuses at the intersection of sustainable land use, democratization, violence, displacement and corruption. Klopp is the author of articles for Afr [ ... ]

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    Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

    Established in 2011, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School will serve as a global focal point for the development, articulation, and application of intersectionality as both a theoretical framework and a cogent practice in law, human rights, and social justice advocacy. The first such center of its kind, its research projects and initiatives will bring together scholars and [ ... ]

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    Sustainable Living Urban Model (SLUM) Lab

    A unique lab that works as a nomadic enterprise; bringing planners, architects, and students from all areas of the globe to converge and to work towards an understanding of the link between urban planning and poverty alleviation. Using Urban Think Tank, an already established architecture firm located in Caracas, Venezuela, as its catalyst, architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner are seeking to expand the rol [ ... ]