Vice President and Director
Franz Baumann is a Visiting Research Professor at New York University. He started his career at the European Parliament in Luxembourg before transferring to the European Commission in Brussels, joining Siemens in Munich and, in 1980, the United Nations, where he served in four cities on three continents in a variety of functions. His last assignment was Special Adviser on Environment and Peace Operations with the rank of Assistant Secretary-General. Franz is a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hertie School in Berlin, a member of the Board of Advisers of the Centre for United Nations Studies at the University of Buckingham (England, United Kingdom) and of the Editorial Board of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. His Ph.D. in Political Science (African Studies) was obtained from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.