Manuel Rivera

Manuel Rivera was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany, in 1976. He studied sociology, philosophy and Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the National University of Buenos Aires (UBA), from 1997 until 2003. After receiving his diploma with a thesis on environmental awareness, he served as a project officer for the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), Berlin, and, temporarily, for the European Network of Environmental Councils (EEAC), Brussels, until 2007. The following years he worked as an actor at several German municipal theatres, before returning to sustainability issues by joining IASS in March 2011. He also is a doctoral candidate at the University of Stuttgart.