Dr. Adil Najam holds the Frederick S. Pardee Endowed Chair for Global Public Policy at Boston Univeristy, where he is also a Professor of International Relations, a Professor of Geography and the Environment, and the Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Prof. Najam was part of the team of IPCC scientists awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in advancing the public understanding of climate change science. He served as a Lead Author for the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), focusing on the relationship between climate and development. His research and teaching spans a variety of topics all related to sustainable development policy for developing countries, especially focusing on issues of climate change, international trade, global governance, and human security. Prof. Najam has published widely, written over 100 scholarly papers and book chapters.
Prof. Najam holds two Masters and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Specialization 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. He is a past winner of MIT’s Goodwin Medal for Effective Teaching, the Fletcher School Paddock Teaching Award, and the Stein Rokan Award of the International Political Science Association.