Sabin Bieri is Co-Director of the Centre for Development and Environment CDE at the University of Bern.
As one of Switzerland’s leading centres for sustainability transformations, the CDE is committed to create scientific knowledge for and about transformation pathways (www.cde.unibe.ch).
A social geographer by background, Sabin’s main research interest refers to the social dimension of sustainable development, specifically inequality, poverty, food systems and labour from a global perspective. Throughout her work she has engaged with questions of power, especially gender relations.
With the aim of inspiring actual transformations, Sabin has always invested in the bridge between academic debates, public policy and practice. She is regularly commissioned with thematic mandates by the public administration such as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Federal Office for the Environment, UN bodies e.g. UN women or Civil Society Organizations. Apart from scientific publications, she’s been invited as a lecturer to a number of academic institutions in Europe and beyond, and regularly contributes to public debates in Swiss newspapers, magazines and in discussion formats.
Alternative CDE representative:
Markus Giger | markus.giger [at] unibe.ch