Brendan Coolsaet is an Associate Professor in Environment and Development at ESPOL. He is also a Visitor at the School of International Development (University of East Anglia, UK).
His research lies at the intersection of (environmental) critical theory (particularly environmental justice), governance and biodiversity conservation, understood in its broadest sense (including biological conservation, management of ecosystem services, agrobiodiversity governance, land-use change, and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources).
Brendan Coolsaet has a PhD in political and social sciences from the Centre for Philosophy of Law (Université catholique de Louvain), and has taught at the University of East Anglia (UK) and Lancaster University (UK). He is a scientific advisor at the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), a member of the Louvain Partnership Research on Ecological and Social Transition (LPTransition), a Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project, and has worked as a consultant for the European Commission, the Belgian government and the UK House of Commons.
Languages spoken : English, French, Dutch and Spanish
CLASSES TAUGHT AT ESPOL
- Agriculture around the world (Master 2 Food Policy)
- International Development (Master 2 Food Policy & International Security)
- International negotiation (Master 1)
- EU & Global Governance (Bachelor 2)
- Environmental Justice
- Political Ecology
- Biodiversity governance
- Rural Sociology