Harris Gleckman

Center on Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston

Harris Gleckman is currently a senior fellow at the Center on Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston and an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Human Service at Ramapo College, New Jersey and the University of Maine Law School.

Previously, Gleckman was the project director for the Institute for Environmental Security (The Hague) on a project on coherence and incoherence between the climate regime and the trade, economic, and monetary regimes. During his 25 years at the United Nations, he was chief of the New York office of UNCTAD, a senior staff member of the Financing for Development Office, and head of the Environmental Section of the former United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations.

Featured Work

World leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society at the UN. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/15174355559/" target="_blank"> UN Photo</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>)

JUL 29, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

Many people in civil society and in governmental circles feel ambivalent about this new global governance approach. Should multi-stakeholders be in charge of "solving" global ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/6338935891/">World Economic Forum</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

NOV 15, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Multi-stakeholder Governance Seeks to Dislodge Multilateralism

Multi-stakeholder consultations have gained support as a framework for solving global problems, but are they a legitimate stand-in for the multilateral system?

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/8416120691/">World Economic Forum</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUN 18, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: WEF Proposes a Public-Private United "Nations"

The United Nations faces further erosion of authority if the World Economic Forum gets its way on global governance.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/8416120691/">World Economic Forum</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

MAR 22, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Will Global Voluntarism Supersede Rule of Law?

The World Economic Forum is advocating a move toward coalitions of the willing and able for solving global problems. Will it work?

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpeepz/220631940/">Jay Peeples</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

NOV 25, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Contested Governance in a Global-Corporate World

Can nation-states, global corporations, and civil society alliances stabilize in a new form of effective global governance?