Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Center for Accelerating Energy Solutions, Milken Institute
Joel Kurtzman is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and executive director of its Center for Accelerating Energy Solutions. 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 24 books and hundreds of articles, he received a master's degree from the University of Houston.