Diana Mangalagiu is Professor at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and Neoma BS, France. She has a dual background, in both natural sciences (Ph.D. Artificial Intelligence, Ecole Polytechnique, MSc Physics) and social sciences (MSc Sociology, MSc Management). Her interest is in sustainability and the articulation of environmental and economic policies in corporate and public policy settings addressed through an articulation of modeling, social experimentation and foresight. Over her career, she has worked as Reader at HEC School of Management Paris, Scientific Director of the Centre for Central and Eastern Europe Studies, Senior Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Interchange, Italy. She co-founded the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy Dialogue, is a scientific board member of the Global Climate Forum, Integrated Risk Governance Project and Global System Dynamics and Policy and a Co-Chair of the Global Environmental Outlook of the UNEP. She leads and participates in advisory, research and development projects with companies, national and regional governments, World Bank, OECD, UNEP, UNDP. Diana is French and Romanian national. Through her travels, she became fluent in seven languages.


  • Use of scenarios to help anticipating systemic risks.
  • Energy and sustainability transition risk governance.
  • Risks and vulnerabilities associated with high-end climate scenarios.
  • Articulating integrated risk governance and resilience approaches.