Who Will Feed China? challenged the official view of China’s food prospect, spawning hundreds of conferences and seminars.
In May 2001, he founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a roadmap for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. In November 2001, he published Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which was hailed by E. O. Wilson as “an instant classic.” His most recent book is World on the Edge, which the Financial Times called “a provocative primer on some of the key global issues that businesses will face in the coming decades.”
Mr. Brown is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 25 honorary degrees, a MacArthur Fellowship, the 1987 United Nations Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his “exceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems.” In 2012, he was inducted into the Earth Hall of Fame.
Alena Buyx, Dr.Med., is a bioethicist with a background in medicine, philosophy, and sociology. After her studies in Münster, London, and York, she was assistant professor of medical ethics at the Institute of Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine, Münster. Following that, she spent a year as visiting scholar in the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health, where she mainly worked on issues of justice in health care and public health. From 2009 until early 2012, she was assistant director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, London, furthering her research in bioethics and adding a new focus on developing well-argued recommendations for policy makers. She remains an advisor to the Nuffield Council and is also a senior research associate at the School of Public Policy, University College, London.
Dr. Buyx has worked across the whole field of bioethics, with particular focus on justice questions in applied contexts such as resource allocation, transplantation, personalized and commercialized medicine, and public health. Other main areas of work include neuroethics, ethics of renewable energies and climate change, philosophy of medicine and theory of medical professionalism, and medical ethics teaching. During her tenure at the Nuffield Council, she was lead or co-author of reports on the ethics of biofuels, solidarity in bioethics, ethics of novel neurotechnologies, mitochondrial donation, emerging biotechnologies, donation in medicine and research, personalized medicine, and dementia. She has been published widely in high-ranking journals, including Science, BMJ, Bioethics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and many others, and lectures