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Kate Farrell

Name: Kate Farrell
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City: Berlin
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Date of birth: 4 May, ‘69
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Educational and other qualifications:
Ph.D. in Ecological Political Economy (with honours)
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Making Good Decisions Well:  A Theory of Collective Ecological Management, Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, School of Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
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M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (by research)
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 
Trinity College Dublin, IE
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M.Sc. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management
Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School for Social Research, US
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B.A. in Political Science (with 2 years Foundation Studies in Biochemistry), Douglass College, Rutgers University, US
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Languages spoken: English, German, Spanish
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Organisation: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE
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In the organization since: 2010
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Present position: Habilitant and Adjunct Lecturer
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Professional/organisational highlight(s):
Editorial Board Member, Environmental Values, since 2014
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Author of numerous internationally regarded peer-reviewed academic articles concerning the political economy of knowledge concerning the environment.
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Lead editor of three highly regarded collected editions concerning ecological economics questions, including the methodology book Beyond Reductionism: a passion for interdisciplinarity, [Released in Paperback 2016], which included prefaces by both Robert Costanza and Richard Norgaard and contributions from PhD students, octogenarians and leading scholars at the peak of their careers.
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Supervisor of 6 successfully complete doctoral dissertations, completed by students from 6 different countries studying six different country contexts, including, in several cases, third countries.
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2009-2016 Adjunct Lecturer in Ecological Economics, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, HU
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2009-2012 Investigative  Researcher, L'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ES.
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2008-2009 Senior Researcher, Department of Policy Analysis, 
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National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark, 
University of Aarhus, DK
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2006-2008 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow and Senior Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, DE
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2006 Short-term Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher Grant to research at the University of Tokushima, Shikoku, Japan. May - Jul.,
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2006, Funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – JSPS
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2002-2005 Full Academic Merit Scholarship, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
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1997 Jacob M. Kaplan Outstanding Graduate, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School for Social Research, US
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1996-1997 Full Academic Merit Scholarship, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School for Social Research, US
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1990 & 1991 Dean’s List Recognising Academic Excellence, Rutgers University, US
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1990 Inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society of the US
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1987 Awarded Advanced Placement University Degree Credits for Biology, Columbia High School, South Orange, NJ, US
Favourite book(s): The End of Certainty, What is Life, On Violence, The Entropy Law and the Economic Process, Tao Te Ching
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Favourite film(s): Embrace of the Serpent, Casablanca, Dogville
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Favourite sport/hobby(s): Karate
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Remarks on what I’m hoping to leave this event with:
I hope to leave this event with a better idea of how euro-descendent intellectuals can help to build and participate as equals within a many worlds dialogue where the complex existential task of simultaneously making and making sense of the place of humanity within The Anthropocene is spoken, regarded and constructively engaged. 
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