Director of the Institute on the Environment and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Barrett Chair of Ecology at the University of Minnesota
Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Jessica Hellmann is an expert on climate change adaptation and is Director of the Institute on the Environment and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Barrett Professor of Ecology at the University of Minnesota. Specifically, she studies the impacts of climate and other global changes on biodiversity and natural resource management. She is a researcher with the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), a program that evaluates the risks of climate change and the opportunity for adaptation in countries and cities. ND-GAIN's flagship product compares countries worldwide for purposes of evaluation and investment decision-making.