Dean Najam Elected Trustee of WWF

Adil Najam, Pardee School, Boston UniversityDr. Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston Univeristy and a Professor of International Relations and of Earth and Environment, has been re-elected to the WWF International Board of Trustees for a second term. He was elected unanimously for a second four-year term.

The WWF International Board is chaired by Yolanda Kakabadse (former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment) and includes Neville Isdell (former Chairman and CEO of The Coa-Cola Company), Dame Alison Richard (former Vice Chancellor of the Univeristy of Cambridge), Philippe Prufer (CEO of SKP), and Sir Andrew Cahn (former CEO of the UK Trade and Investment agency).

One of the largest conservation organisations in the world, WWF was established in 1961. The central secretariat for the organisation called WWF International is located in Gland, Switzerland and has offices in more than 80 countries around the world. Since its inception 50 years ago, WWF has invested almost US$10 billion in more than 13,000 projects worldwide.

A leading scholar and global thinker on matters related to environment and development, Dean Najam has long experience of working with international, intergovernmental and non-governmenatal organizations in the fields of human and sustainable development. Prior to being appointed the Inaugural Dean of the Pardee School at Boston Univeristy, Dr. Adil Najam served as the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore Univeristy of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. Before that he was the Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy at Boston University and the Director of the Pardee Centre for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

An expert on environmental policy, global governance and international development, Dean Najam holds a PhD and two Masters’ degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also has a Specialisation in Negotiation from the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, and an engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Pakistan. Dr. Najam was a Lead Author for the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), work for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public understanding of climate change science.