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Global Environment Fund president to speak, Feb. 16

The president and chief executive officer of Global Environment Fund will present a lecture on "Global Environmental Challenges: A Practical Policy Agenda" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Jeffrey Leonard, who earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1985, also is a founding shareholder in the international investment management firm, which was established in 1989 to invest in, and provide management support to, companies that make positive contributions to environmental quality, human health and the sustainable management of natural resources.

During his career, Leonard has worked with international finance agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations on matters concerning the development and finance of economic and environmental infrastructures. He also has served in an advisory capacity to the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Resources Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. He previously served as vice president of the World Wildlife Fund and the Conservation Foundation.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy.

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