Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center

David Hart is the Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. He is also a professor with the School of Biology & Ecology at UMaine.

Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, UMaine

Bob KatesRobert Kates is a geographer and independent scholar in Trenton, Maine. He co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences report, Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability and is co-convenor of the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability. His current research is on community resilience to multiple hazards and grand challenges of sustainability science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 1991 he was awarded the National Medal of Science for his work on hunger, environment, and natural hazards. As SSI Advisory Board Chair, he will provide guidance and oversight to Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative.

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