Robert Kates#


Robert Kates
Email:rwkates 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:1423
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:rkates
Elected:1993
Homepage:http://www.rwkates.org





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 Research Affiliate, U. of Colorado, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
  • 2008 Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Maine
  • 2004- Visiting Scientist, now Senior Research Associate, Center for International Development. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1998-2003 Visiting Scientist, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1996-9 Senior Fellow, (emeritus 2000-) The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
  • 1993- University Professor (emeritus), Adjunct Professor of World Hunger, Brown University
  • 1993- Distinguished Scientist, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
  • 1991- Faculty Associate, College of the Atlantic
  • 1988- Affiliate Professor of Geography, Clark University
  • 1986-1992 University Professor and Director, Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program, Brown University
  • 1981-87 Research Professor, Center for Technology, Environment, and Development, Clark University
  • 1974-80 University Professor, Clark University
  • 1967-69 Director, Bureau of Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning, University College, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1962-87 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University

Fields of Scholarship
  • sustainability transition
  • global and local climate change
  • prevalence and persistence of hunger
  • long-term population dynamics
  • theory of the human environment
  • sustainability science

Honours and Awards
  • 1970-71 Honorary Research Professor, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1975 Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1976 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1979 Association of American Geographers, Honors Award
  • 1979 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • 1981-85 MacArthur Prize Fellowship
  • 1985 Fellow, Distinguished Scholar Exchange, Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China
  • 1987 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1991 U.S. National Medal of Science
  • 1993 Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1993 Honorary Doctor of Sciences, Clark University
  • 2004 Honorary Doctor of Sciences, University of Maine
  • 2005 Laureat d'Honneur, International Geographical Union


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