Chairman: Ivo Šlaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science; Member, Club of Rome, European Leadership Network and Pugwash Council; Dean, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations & Diplomacy, Zagreb, Croatia.
Editor-in-Chief: Orio Giarini, Director, The Risk Institute, Geneva and Trieste; Member, Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science; Honorary Member, Club of Rome.
Managing Editor: Garry Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, World Academy of Art & Science; Chief Executive Officer, World University Consortium; Vice-President, The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry, India.
Zbigniew Bochniarz: Professor, Kozminski University, Warsaw, University of Washington and Harvard Business School, USA; Member of the Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science.
Erich Hoedl: Vice-President, European Academy for Sciences & Arts; Former Rector, Wuppertal University and Graz University of Technology; Member, Austrian Chapter of Club of Rome; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science.
Michael Marien: Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science; Director, Global Foresight Books.
Winston Nagan: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chair of Program Committee & Editor of Eruditio e-journal of World Academy of Art & Science; Professor of Law & Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace & Development, University of Florida.
Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute; Treasurer, World Academy of Art & Science; Secretary General, World University Consortium
Orio Giarini: An Italian economist, he founded the Risk Institute (Trieste-Geneva-Zagreb-Pondicherry) in 2001 to promote studies on risk and uncertainty and their impact on society and currently serves as its Director. He is also founder and Editor-in-Chief of the European Papers on the New Welfare. He was also Secretary General since its foundation in 1973 up to 2000 of the Geneva Association, a global think tank for the study of insurance economics. Prior to that he was Director of the Techno-Economic Research Division of the Battelle Institute in Geneva. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of The Club of Rome from 1982-86. He has taught at numerous universities, in particular the Graduate Institute of European Studies of the University of Geneva and currently at the International University Institute for European Studies (Gorizia, University of Trieste). Giarini has published 12 books, including The Double Helix of Learning and Work with Mircea Malitza (2003), The Employment Dilemma: Report to the Club of Rome with Patrick Liedtke (1997), Limits to Certainty: Report to the Club of Rome (1993), The Emerging Service Economy (1988), and Dialogue on Wealth and Welfare: Report to the Club of Rome (1980), in addition to more than 100 articles in journals and magazines.
Garry Jacobs: An American-born consultant on business management and economic development and Vice President of The Mother's Service Society, a social science research institute in Pondicherry, India. Since 1972 he has been engaged in research on social development, organizational theory, money and employment, as well as studies for the Government of India and state governments. From 1989 to 1994, he was Member-Secretary of the International Commission on Peace & Food (ICPF) and editor of the Commission's report to the UN entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development. Since 1995 he is also Executive Director, International Center for Peace & Development, (Napa, CA). As a management consultant, he has worked with major corporations in the USA, Europe and India and is co-author of two books on the process of corporate growth: The Vital Difference: Unleashing the Powers of Sustained Corporate Success, and The Vital Corporation: How American Companies Large and Small Double Profits in Two Years or Less.
Erich Hoedl: Erich Hoedl is an Austrian with education in Economics and Mathematics in Paris and Vienna. He is a Visiting Researcher at Columbia University, New York, Professor in Economics in Germany and Austria, Rector at Wuppertal University and Graz University of Technology and Vice-President of European Academy for Sciences and Arts.
Michael Marien: Michael Marien founded and edited Future Survey, a 24-page monthly guide to futures-relevant books, reports, and articles, published by the World Future Society (Bethesda MD) in the 1979-2008 period. During its successful 30-year run, more than 21,000 abstracts were published in FS.
Marien earned a Ph.D. in social science and national planning studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and has published some 100 articles in futures-relevant journals and magazines. He lectures and consults occasionally.
Winston P Nagan: A Professor of Law, and Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida. He is also International Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Law and Politics. He served as Chairman of Amnesty International USA (1989-91) and as a member of the Board (1986-92). He also served as president of Policy Sciences Center, Yale Law School (1986-1991) and on numerous groups of international experts on issues related to human rights, biodiversity, indigenous rights, and traditional knowledge.