Who we are

ASRA is a unique initiative catalyzing the development of practical tools decision-makers need to effectively cope with and navigate polycrisis. We are home to a global network of transdisciplinary experts and thought-leaders who are radically rethinking risk in order to improve policy and decision-making to the benefit of nature and humanity.

The Team.

Ruth Richardson

Executive Director

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Ajay Gambhir

Director of Systemic Risk Assessment

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Hanna Asipovich

Director of Network Facilitation

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Sarah Hendel-Blackford

Director of Systemic Risk Policy and Response

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Zabrina Kjeldsen

Operations Manager

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Kasia Murphy

Director of Communications

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The Network.

XDI Systems

Pia-Johanna Schweizer

Research Group Leader, Systemic Risks, Research Institute for Sustainability - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam

Ashwin Seshadri

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Sylvanus Doe

Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project, Utrecht University

Ayan Mahamoud

Senior Programme Coordinator, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Lara Mani

Senior Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge

Michael Albert

Lecturer in Global Environmental Politics, University of Edinburgh

Lorenzo Benini

Sustainability Transitions Expert, European Environment Agency

Resilience Analytics

Ema Ivana Pavkova

Analyst, TMP

David Korowicz

Principal, Korowicz Human Systems

Zora Kovacic

Ramón y Cajal Fellow, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Beth Gibbons

Social Governance & National Resilience Lead, Farallon Strategies

Jan Kwakkel

Professor, Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty, Delft University of Technology

Central and West African Virus Epidemiology WAVE

Tom Oliver

Professor of Applied Ecology and Research Dean for Environment, University of Reading

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The Steering Committee.

Elizabeth Cousens

President and CEO, UN Foundation

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Lou Munden

Founder, TMP

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Zora Kovacic

Senior Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

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Tim Lenton

Director, Global Systems Institute and Chair in Climate Change and Earth System Science, University of Exeter

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Ayan Mahamoud

Senior Programme Coordinator, Intergovernmental Authority on Development

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Michael Lesnick

Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Meridian Institute

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