Research & Institution
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
for Environmental Research − UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany
phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1406
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1733
Dr. Robert Lepenies is a research scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Recent research interests include: science-policy interfaces, (indicator) politics of the Sustainable Development Goals, ethics of economics, multidimensional poverty, the legitimacy of using behavioral instruments in policy (“nudging”), and questions relating to the role of scientists in society.
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford, UK (The Queen's College)
MSc International Political Economy, London School of Economics, UK
Ph.D. Political Science (Governance), Hertie School of Governance Berlin
Global Justice Fellow, Philosophy, Yale University, USA
Max-Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, European University Institute, Italy
He was the project manager of Global Colleagues, a project that brings together poverty scholars in one-to-one research partnerships.
Current research projects: PEER Research on Sustainable Development Goals: Tackling and managing risks with SDGs (PEER-TRISD).
Reviewer for the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report and the JRC Enlightenment 2.0 report. Member of the IAP Science for Poverty Eradication Committee.
Awards & Affiliations
WIWA Young Scholars Award For Pluralism In Economics
Fulbright Schuman Grant (Yale)
ASK Postdoctoral Award for Social and Political Reform
Jurgen Mulert Award for Mutual Understanding