Pablo Suarez

Pablo Suarez, PhD

Senior Fellow at Boston University Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-range Future

Pablo Suarez, a Senior Fellow with the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), is a researcher on climate and disasters turned humanitarian worker, innovator, game designer, and creator of serious-yet-fun processes for collaborative learning and dialogue. He is innovation lead for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, as well as a visiting fellow at Boston University, and artist in residence at the National University of Singapore. He has worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, World Bank, Oxfam America, and about twenty other international humanitarian and development organizations, working in more than 60 countries.

A consistently original and engaging communicator, he has run participatory sessions from rural Zambia to the White House and from the Vatican to NASA. His current work involves creative approaches to risk management – ranging from financial instruments for faster disaster preparedness, to self-learning algorithms for flood prediction, to collaboration with humorists and aerial acrobats to inspire thinking and action. Suarez holds a water engineering degree, a master’s degree in planning, and a PhD in geography.

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