Board of Trustees

GHI’s  Board of Trustees is comprised of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, including earthquake science and engineering, international development, architecture, law, finance, and urban planning. Each has longstanding, strong ties in academic, business or government sectors. 

James Brune (Emeritus Trustee)

Reno, Nevada

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Mr. Brune is a Professor of Geophysics (emeritus) at the Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno, where he was Director (1987-1998). He serves on the editorial boards of Geofisica Internacional and Journal of the Indian Geophysical Union, the Advisory Committee of the Berkeley Seismographic Stations, and is a member of the California Earthquake Predication Evaluation Council. He is past president (1970-71) and a medal recipient (1997) of the Seismological Society of America, was a Fellow of the Indian Geophysical Union (1989), and was nominated to the Academy of Creative Endeavors in the Soviet Union (1990). He has received the G.K. Gilbert Award, Seismic Geology (1967), the Arthur L. Day Award (1972), and the J.B. MacIlwane Award of the American Geophysical Union (1962)