Chris is an organizational scholar, currently carrying out a PhD at Imperial College Business School in London, which focuses on organizational economics and business model design. His research looks specifically at how multinationals design themselves to operate efficiently in low-income and geographically distributed markets, such as India and China; environments characterized by weak institutional infrastructure. His research interests also relate to national innovation systems and the role of universities in fostering localized technology and economic clusters. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service in Paris and the Independent newspaper in London. He has also spent time in advertising, in the digital arm of the WPP group. Chris also holds a degree in history and political science from King’s College London.
Interested in design, architecture and entrepreneurship, James has studied at the Architectural Association, University College Dublin and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragment of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and has worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, de Smedt Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox.
“I believe design will play a pivotal role in the success of each seastead and I hope to explicitly highlight the new opportunities and design potential of living at sea.”
Oxford – LinkedIn
Niraj Dalmia is a veteran performance management consultant for multinational clients in 14 industries across 12 countries. He has also designed solutions using technology to reduce carbon footprint and is actively researching on the relationship between corporate responsibility and strategy. Outside of work, he is a guitarist with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada) and has been a social volunteer for UN and a school for the blind. Having lived in eight countries and as an avid documentary-maker, he enjoys connecting with diverse people and believes in living life abundantly. Niraj is a CA (India) and CPA (USA), is currently pursuing an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and plans to take that forward with a Master of Science in Management Studies degree from MIT. Niraj believes that The Seasteading Institute provides the best solution for our race to emerge out of the national boundaries that constrain human potential.
“As Einstein put it – ‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.’ – I strongly believe in the Seasteading Institute and aim to help make it the revolution of this century.”
Birmingham – LinkedIn
Originally from Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Sean Andrews earned a BS in Economics and Political Science from the US Air Force Academy. Upon graduation he served as a Financial Management & Acquisition Officer where he has held positions in financial services, comptrollership, and acquisition. In 2012, Sean earned an MS in Cost Analysis. He is currently deployed in Afghanistan, serving a one year tour. Sean has been involved in various entrepreneurial ventures to include human relations & media, and plans to execute several more projects in the near future. Sean believes seasteading is the future of urbanization, and that the coastal urbanization efforts in Singapore, Tokyo, Dubai, and Amsterdam signal the natural growth of cities – toward greater utilization of floating solutions to meet market requirements. This natural inclination should be embraced with broader vision and goals. Seasteading will provide diverse political organization and counter the tendency for institutional convergence. As an ambassador, Sean plans to host campus meetings exploring research areas, and spark enough interest to energize a campus organization designed to promote awareness, research, and excitement for seasteading.
“Institutional competition allows us to progress our ethics, enhance our creativity, and enrich our ingenuity.”
Srooley Harp is currently completing a-levels in order to study medicine. He is interested in science, medicine and technology. He first became enthusiastic about seasteading after reading “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate” by Newt Gingrich. Srooley thinks seasteading is for the pioneers of the future, and that outdated laws are preventing innovation and breakthrough, especially in the medical field.
“My goal as an Ambassador is to raise the awareness of The Seasteading Institute in the scientific community, and about what possibilities it brings to the future of healthcare. I believe seasteading can help bring about great scientific change through its lack of bureaucracy which is currently stunting scientific progress.”
Leeds – Contact
Kehinde is a Structural Engineer from Nigeria, currently studying for his Masters degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
He is interested in offshore structures for energy, housing and transportation. He believes that with the increasing tide level around the world, and increasing population, there is a need to research into having more structures on the sea, to house people, provide clean energy and serve as transportation links between places across the globe.
His goal as an Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute is to encourage more research into making floating cities, floating airports, and floating energy generators a reality and not just a dream.