Harris Gleckman is the former Chief of the New York Office of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Senior Officer for the first Financing for Development Conference, and Chief of the Environmental Unit of the Centre on Transnational Corporations. Over a period of 30 years, he undertook policy oriented research on multinational corporations, global environmental management, financing for development, global governance institutions, and the economics of climate change.
His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1980. (Political Economy of Food Production: A Case Study of the Sugar Industry); a M.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University, 1974; and a B.A. cum laude in Philosophy and Sociology from Brandeis University, 1968.
Dr. Gleckman is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, UMass-Boston and Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting.