Peter Knoepfel (1949) is honorary Professor at the faculty of Law, criminal sciences and public administration at the University of Lausanne. For over 30 years (1982-2014) he taught and conducted research at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) in the area of the public policy analysis and sustainability. He was responsible for the scientific chair devoted to these fields and between 1994 and 2002 he was the director of the IDHEAP. His interests include the theory and practice of public policy, in particular environment, sustainable development, culture and institutional resource regimes of all kinds. He is a member of several associations and scientific commissions, the president of the foundation sanu durabilitas and honorary professor at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev.