Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director of SAVE, Milken Institute


Joel Kurtzman is a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute and Executive Director of its SAVE initiative, which encompasses the Center for a Sustainable Energy Future, as well as publisher of The Milken Institute Review. Previously he was global lead partner for thought leadership and innovation at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has also served as executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, a member of the editorial board of Harvard Business School Publishing, a business editor and columnist at The New York Times and founding editor of Strategy+Business. Kurtzman began his career as an international economist at the United Nations. serving as deputy director of its Project on the Future. While at the U.N., he participated in negotiations between India and Union Carbide over the Bhopal disaster and was awarded India's Indira Gandhi Prize. The author of 22 books and hundreds of articles, he received a master's degree from the University of Houston.


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