Comité de Extensión
Kersten Karl Barth (Germany)
is the Chair of the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is an experienced general manager and executive, with 24 year of international and intercultural expertise. For three consecutive years, while Barth acted as Siemens’ Sustainability Director, the company was classified as the most sustainable industrial company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Dr. Karl Donert (UK)
is an internationally renowned expert on pedagogy and didactics in geography and is particularly well known for innovative approaches in teaching. He is the President of the EUROGEO (European Geographers’ Association) and its representative on the European Council; he is the coordinator of the network (HERODOT) of geographers in university education.
Prof. em. Dr. Aharon Kellerman (Israel)
Prof. Aharon Kellerman (Ph.D. Boston University, 1976) is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa Israel, and he serves as President of Zefat Academic College, Israel. He further serves as Vice-President of the IGU. His areas of specialization are personal mobilities and information geography.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Switzerland)
is Emeritus Professor at IMD, Lausanne and has worked intensively and extensively across Asia for fifty years. He is Founder of the Evian Group and is on the board of various institutions, including the Arab International Women’s Forum. He is currently a visiting professor at Hong Kong University and at NIIT University in Neemrana, Rajasthan, and writes frequently for major international media.
Prof. Dr. Michel Lussault (France)
is professor at the École normale supérieure de Lyon and is urban geography specialist, working on actors, performances, speeches and the production of urban space. Michel Lussault was the Third Vice-President of the Conference of University Presidents (CPU) from 2006 to 2008 and president of the ‘Agence de mutualisation des universités et établissements’ (AMUE) 2005 in 2008. He has authored nine scientific works (written and directed or co-directed) and more than 80 articles in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Dr. Rupert Maclean, AO (UNESCO, Australia)
the advisor of the Outreach Panel, is the Foundation Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Previously, he was the Director of the Section for Secondary Education at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. He is the editor of the book ‘Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-First Century’.an internationally leading educational and communication scientist from the University of Pittsburgh, a former president of the American Educational Research Association, and currently the Director of the Learning Research and Development Center with an emphasis on Internet communication and learning.
Prof. Dr. Lauren Resnick (USA)
Prof. Dr. Margaret Robertson (Australia)
long-time secretary of the IGU commission on Geographical Education, head of the research project Strengthening the Bonds between Scientific Literacy and Human Understanding: Local Area Networks to help build Cross-border Solutions for Disaster Management, which was financed by the ICSU in 2010.
Mr. Adama Samassékou (Mali)
former President of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), the first President of the Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights Education for Mali and Africa, a former Executive Secretary of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) and former Minister of Education of Mali. He was President of the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Prof. Dr. Eric Tsang Po Keung (Hong Kong, P. R. China)
is the chairman of Green Power HK, an environmental NGO on sustainability education, community outreach, and environmental policy studies, and Associate Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC centre Hong Kong, Education for Sustainable Development Green Skills and TVET.