Harris Gleckman is Senior Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, UMass-Boston and Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting. He is the former Chief of the NY Office of 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.

 Academic Background

    • Ph.D., Sociology from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1980. (Political Economy of Food Production: A Case Study of the Sugar Industry)

    • MA, Sociology from Brandeis University, 1974

    • BA cum laude, Philosophy and Sociology from Brandeis University, 1968


Harris Gleckman lives in Cumberland, Maine with his wife, Riva Krut. They have two children.