Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Chair of the LHI Advisory Board
Former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, Dr Najam was appointed the Inaugural Dean of Boston University’s new school of international affairs, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, in 2014. He also serves as a distinguished professor of International Relations and of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Prior to these positions, Adil Najam taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr Najam 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 change and sustainable development. After the publication of its Fourth Assessment, the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public’s understanding of climate change science. In 2009, Dr Najam was appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve on the UN Committee on Development (CDP). In 2010, he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan, and was elected as Chairman of the Board of Governors of LEAD-Pakistan. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation and as Chair of the South Asian Network of Development and Environment Economics (SANDEE).
Dr Najam has frequently served as advisor to international organisations and non governmental organisations, and to governments in the developing and industrialised countries on issues related to environment and development, globalisation, development policy, and higher education