Adil Najam is the dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where he is also a professor of international relations and of earth and environment. Earlier, he served as vice chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan, and as director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University. Najam is a co-author for the “Third and Fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”—work for which the scientific panel was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the public understanding of climate change science. In 2008, he was invited by the United Nations secretary general to serve on the UN Committee on Development. In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan.
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