Meet the Team

The Security and Sustainability Guide
Michael Marien

Michael Marien

Senior Principal (LaFayette NY)

Holds a Ph.D. in National Planning from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, publisher of Cadmus and Eruditio. He founded and edited Future Survey, a monthly publication of the World Future Society (1979-2008). He wrote more than 20,000 abstracts of futures-relevant books, reports, and articles and has published more than a hundred articles in futures publications. See recent writing in “Essays and Reviews”.
David Harries

David Harries

Principal (Kingston, Ont.)

Earned a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of London. He served in the Canadian military for several decades, was Director of Curriculum Planning and Deputy Commandant at the National Defence College of Canada, and has directed a MA program at the Royal Military College. Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science and recent Chair of Canadian Pugwash.

Michael Sales

Michael Sales

Principal (Newburyport MA)

Co-founder of Art of the Future consultants for uncertain times, co-creator of the Structural Dynamics Strategic Leadership Development Process, and co-author of Life-Sustaining Organizations. He served as co-chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, North America. Received an Ed.D. from Harvard University for research in the field of Organizational Theory and Intervention Practice.

Friedrich Hirler

Friedrich Hirler

Managing Editor (Digital Nomad from Germany)

Holds an MA in international relations and peace and conflict research. He traveled about 50 countries mostly by thumb and struggles to merge the conflicting tendencies of this world and its people into a wholesome picture. He is deeply interested in world futures, global issues, and interdisciplinary analysis. Worked until recently at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

Cyrine Azaiez

Cyrine Azaiez

Associate and Editor (Aspiring Digital Nomad, Tunisia)

A former English teacher turned full-time freelancer to discover and unlock her full potential. She is interested in the SDG’s and the UN-system in general and aims to extend her knowledge of the international political landscape.

Iman Bint Abdul Wajid

Iman Bint Abdul Wajid

Associate and Editor (Lahore, Pakistan)

Holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations. She aims to extend her knowledge of the international system and has a deep interest in the intersection of politics and economics.

Lorenzo E. Rodríguez V.

Lorenzo E. Rodríguez V.

Associate and Editor (Venezuela)

Political scientist recently graduated with honors from the University of Carabobo. As of Fall 2021, he is studying for a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ankara as a Türkiye Scholarships holder.

Member of the State Alumni network as a beneficiary from the GlobalUGRAD exchange program. He worked as a public speaking facilitator in a capacity-building program in local communities in Valencia, Venezuela. Besides, he worked as an advisor in developing an integrated academic proposal for the study of ethics and sustainability.

Dama Awadallah

Dama Awadallah

Graphic Designer (A modern day Nomad from LA)

– A medical doctor turned world-traveling artist and craftswoman. Has been supporting us with graphic design.