About Me

Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001. He is the director of the Sports Governance Center within the Department of Athletics. Roger’s research focuses on science, innovation and politics. In 2011 he began to write and research on the governance of sports organizations, including FIFA and the NCAA. Roger holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science, all from the University of Colorado. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and was also awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. Roger also received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007), The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell you About Global Warming (2010, Basic Books) and The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change (2014, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes). HHis most recent book is The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports (Roaring Forties Press, 2016).

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Roger –

    Read your post on BuffZone on athlete being trained in becoming professional. It’s such a complex subject, and I thought your piece was really well done. Best take I’ve seen in quite some time. Thanks for writing it.


  2. Mr. Pielke. Listened to your talk on Manichean politics of climate debate. It was great. Made me think a lot. I was left with a lot of questions, but the two I think are most useful for you are:
    Are you familiar with Hayek’s writing on experts in governments and administration?

    You mention democracy a lot in your talk, but as I’m sure you are aware, the US is a
    republic with a constitutional form designed to deal with the flaws inherent of democracy.
    Your position didn’t seem to be informed by any wisdom within that distinction. You seem to
    agree that majority rules on everything is the best form of government. Is that correct?

    Best Wishes


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