Dr. Adil Najam is the founding Dean Emeritus of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies where he is also Professor of International Relations and Earth and Environment.
Earlier, he had served as the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan and currently he is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Wolfson College and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He also serves as senior advisor to the Jinnah Centre for Character and Leadership (Pakistan).
He holds a PhD and two Masters from MIT, a Specialization in Negotiation from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and completed engineering studies at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.
Professor Najam was a convening lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2008 he was invited by the UN Secretary-General to serve on the UN Committee on Development (CDP).
He is author and editor of nine books and more than 100 scholarly papers on global environmental policy, sustainable development, human development, and technology policy. He has served as a Trustee on the international board of WWF and The Asia Foundation, as Chair of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, and as Board Chair of the South Asia Network of Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). He was the lead author of the Paistan Human Development Report 2019 on Youth for the UNDP and is also the lead author of the Living Indus Initiative, which is a UN-led plan of action for enabling a thriving Indus basin in response to climate change and the Age of Adaptation.