Associate Director, USA Hub; Network Lead
Veera Mitzner is the Associate Director of the Future Earth US Global Hub. At Future Earth she - in addition to supporting the management and growth of Future Earth in the US - leads the global coordination of the Future Earth National and Regional Committees and Structures and runs the organization of the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress series. Veera holds a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute, and she has considerable academic experience in science policy and diplomacy, European affairs and international relations. She has also worked for several international non-profit organizations, where she has built new programs and initiatives focused on sustainability, conservation and science-based policy-making. Through her scholarly work, Veera has been affiliated with Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Helsinki, the University of Turku, and the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Her book “European Union Research Policy – Contested Origins” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.