Ruben Zondervan is Executive Director of the Earth System Governance Project. He is based at the International Project Office hosted by Lund University, Sweden, and is affiliated as visiting researcher to the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam. He also serves in various functions on a number of projects and advisory bodies.
He is a specialist in international social science research management with experience in science communication, international network development, fundraising, strategic planning, project and event management, and policy advisory.
Ruben studied political science, modern history, law, and economics in Freiburg im Breisgau and political sciences in Potsdam, and holds a degree in environment & resource management from the VU University Amsterdam. Prior to his current position, he gained work experience in research management, governance research, consultancy and diplomacy.