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  • Geraldine Fauville

    Geraldine Fauville

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Communication

    BioGéraldine earned a Ph.D. in Education in 2017 from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She also holds two Master degrees, one in Marine Science from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and the second in Education, Communication and Learning from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2008, Géraldine has worked as a practitioner to lead large, international ocean literacy projects and as a researcher, studying the role that digital technologies can play in supporting ocean literacy. At VHIL, Géraldine is a Wallenberg postdoctoral fellow studying how VR can contribute to environmental and marine education.

  • James Fishkin

    James Fishkin

    Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science

    BioJames S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication, Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) and Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy.

    He received his B.A. from Yale in 1970 and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale as well as a second Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cambridge.

    He is the author of Democracy When the People Are Thinking (Oxford 2018), When the People Speak (Oxford 2009), Deliberation Day (Yale 2004 with Bruce Ackerman) and Democracy and Deliberation (Yale 1991).

    He is best known for developing Deliberative Polling® – a practice of public consultation that employs random samples of the citizenry to explore how opinions would change if they were more informed. His work on deliberative democracy has stimulated more than 100 Deliberative Polls in 28 countries around the world. It has been used to help governments and policy makers make important decisions in Texas, China, Mongolia, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Bulgaria, Brazil, Uganda and other countries around the world.

    He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge.