Veera Mitzner, Ph.D.

International Director
Román Macaya Hayes Global Science Diplomacy Fellow

Dr. Veera Mitzner is a LIU-NCSE Global Science Diplomacy Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment. In this role, Veera leads NCSE’s global work, which aims at facilitating international dialogue between scientists and policymakers and strengthening science-based environmental governance at a global scale. Under Veera’s leadership, NCSE will develop new partnerships and programs with leading research institutions, international agencies and political influencers to tackle the most urgent environmental challenges.

Veera has considerable academic experience in science policy, European affairs and international relations. Through her academic work, she has been affiliated with Columbia University, Princeton University, the European University Institute, University of Helsinki, University of Turku, and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on European Union research policy. Before joining NCSE, Veera held a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies helping Rare, an international environmental NGO, launch its work in Europe.