PHILIP D. BOGDONOFF
4120 Fessenden Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Philip Bogdonoff has over 20 years of experience supporting and promoting nonviolence, sustainable development, and the use of computer-based tools to facilitate improved planning and decision-making by nations and communities. He began in the 1980s building computer models to calculate the effect of tropical deforestation on the release of carbon dioxide. He helped launch the first academic research program on nonviolent sanctions in conflict and defense at Harvard, and later helped adapt the research for field use while at Nonviolence International. He contributed to the World Bank’s early efforts to measure more thoroughly the environmental status of nations. At the Millennium Institute he used computer models to expand the capacity of countries to assess their development options. More recently he has committed significant time and attention to local and regional sustainability initiatives, including: being a founding board member of the Sustainable Washington Alliance; educating youth about aquatic ecosystems and watersheds; and promoting partnerships for creating solutions to community development challenges.
Vox Naturae, Founder, August 2004
• Currently initiating organization to raise awareness of the value of Nature's services and to redirect economic resources toward the restoration, preservation, and management of ecosystems so that such services can be sustained.
Consultant, May 2000 to present
• Key partner in a series of meetings with venture capitalists, business legal advisors, congressional staff and other consultants to explore the creation of a set of for-profit, not-for-profit, and government relations organizations to tackle the question “How do we create action to address the world’s environmental problems on a scale commensurate with what is occurring?” (see http://www.ecostructure.us)
• Helped design and construct demonstration “Living Machines” -- solar-powered biological waste water treatment systems -- for schools and other public and private clients. Recent projects include a teaching system for the KIMA Public Charter School in Washington, DC and an experimental system for treating duck waste in Kensington, MD. (see http://pbogdonoff.home.igc.org/LivingMachine/)
• Designed marketing materials and presentations -- including a Web site and brochure -- for expansion of “mediated modeling” consulting services. Mediated modeling convenes diverse stakeholders in communities, companies, management zones, and schools to build computer models and while doing so, jointly develop common goals.
Center for Y2K & Society
Director of Outreach, May 1999 to May 2000.
• Managed launch, maintenance, and promotion of online communications, including award-winning Web site, e-mail "alerts", and creation of an electronic "constituency" during the Center's brief one-year existence. Increased Web traffic to an average of over 2,000 visitors/day (peaked at 4,000/day). Built "Alert" mailing list from 0 to over 1,200 in 6 months. Supervised interns. Supervised creation, dissemination, and analysis of "Y2K Community Report Card" readiness assessment tool: distributed over 25,000 copies; analyzed and published results from 55 cities and towns across the U.S.
Sustainable Washington Alliance (http://www.swampnet.org/)
Founding board member, April 1998 - August 2002.
• Participated in strategic planning and proposal development for start-up nonprofit bringing together public and private sector partners to work for liveable communities, healthy economies, and sustainable ecosystems in greater Washington, DC. Designed, developed, promoted, and continue to manage Web site, www.SWAMPnet.org. Helped organize “town meetings” in several DC neighborhoods. Contributed to production of the Sustainable Washington Environmental Health Action Guide and the Smart Design Forum attended by 300+ persons at the Washington Navy Yard. Initiated development of the Sustainable Building Resource Directory, www.sbrd.org.
Millennium Institute (http://www.millenniuminstitute.net/)
Vice President, November 1995 - April 1998.
• Participated in strategic planning and development. Directed projects. Prepared country analyses using the Institute's national sustainable development simulation models. Developed and managed award-winning Web site. Supervised interns. Built international alliance.
World Bank (www.worldbank.org/environment)
Consultant, January 1994-December 1996.
• Managed Electronic Media Center Web site. Prepared, conducted, and analyzed market research. Developed a database of environmental indicators for the Environment Department. Helped manage data monitoring and reporting on the Bank’s environmental projects.
Institute for Global Communications (IGC) (http://www.igc.org/)
Washington D.C. Representative and Consultant, March 1994-February 1996.
• Trained and advised clients of a non-profit Internet service. Established Washington, DC office. Wrote articles on strategic use of the Internet. Managed content and development of numerous IGC issue area Web pages. Supervised interns.
Nonviolence International (www.members.tripod.com/nviusa/)
Executive Director, October 1992-September 1993; Project Director/Editor, June 1991-October 1992.
• Developed projects; supervised volunteers; compiled manuals of training resources on nonviolent struggle; conducted training in nonviolent defense; helped establish field offices in Thailand and Russia. Launched quarterly and monthly newsletters; developed database of international nonviolent trainers; contributed to the founding of the International Journal of Nonviolence.
Cornell Theory Center/Cornell National Supercomputer Facility (http://www.tc.cornell.edu/)
Scientific Applications Analyst and Systems Programmer, October 1987-June 1991.
Harvard University Program on Nonviolent Sanctions (http://hdc-www.harvard.edu/cfia/pnscs/)
Development Officer, October 1985-September 1987; Program Assistant, October 1983-October 1985.
Cornell University (http://www.es.cornell.edu/ / http://www.crp.cornell.edu/urs/)
Research Assistant, Section of Ecology and Systematics, September 1980-October 1983; Applications Programmer, Program in Urban and Regional Studies, September 1977-June 1978.
Landmark Education Corp.'s Curriculum for Living (1991-1992) and additional advanced courses (1992-present).
Cornell University, B.Sc., 1983. Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. Special focus: digital simulation, modeling, and game theory.
References available upon request.
PDB-shortres rev. 2004.12.08