The center welcomes scholars to interact with faculty and students, access rich resources for research, and participate in the larger UC San Diego community.

Research Fellows

  • Terra Lawson-Remer, J.D., Ph.D.

    Terra Lawson-Remer, J.D., Ph.D.

    Terra Lawson-Remer is founder and managing partner of Catalyst, a global research, strategy, and legal firm pioneering evidence-based approaches to social and environmental justice. Her work addresses the determinants and consequences of sustainable development, poverty and inequality, and human rights fulfillment within and across generations. Her expertise includes international economic law, social accountability and legal empowerment, property rights, global trade and investment, natural resource governance and extractive industries, democratic transitions, and impact investing. She was also featured in the recent article "Coming home for collaboration."

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  • Marsha Vande Berg, Ph.D.

    Marsha Vande Berg, Ph.D.

    Marsha Vande Berg is a corporate director and published expert on Asia Pacific’s investment and policy ecosystem. Accomplished in nonprofit leadership, she also serves as director of nonprofits focused on the U.S. and Asia. She is a non-resident fellow with the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s Center for Global Transformation. She is also a 2016-17 Stanford University Distinguished Career Fellow working on the equivalent of an MBA. Her ongoing focus is institutional investment’s influence on capital markets, impact and public policy. Her consulting work on behalf of private-sector and nonprofit interests is with MJV Associates, San Francisco. She holds a Ph.D. in German studies and fine arts from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Duke University.

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D.

    Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D.

    Ran Goldblatt received his Ph.D. in Geography and the Human Environment from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. While in his M.A. studies he emphasized on aspects of cognitive geography and on the perception of built and 3D virtual environments, in his Ph.D. studies he investigated the interrelation between the built environment and segregation of Arabs and Jews in Israeli mixed cities. Goldblatt is a GIS analyst, and in his research integrates different spatial analysis techniques with advanced visualization methods. Goldblatt is currently also a research associate and a research fellow at the Center on Global Justice and at Blum`s Cross-Border initiative. He is part of the Big Pixel Initiative at UC San Diego.