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Senior Researcher and Program Manager
Oli Brown is a program manager and senior researcher for IISD's Trade and Investment, and Security programs. He also co-ordinates the Trade Knowledge Network–a network of developing country research organizations working on the ways in which trade and investment policies can promote and enable sustainable development. His main areas of interest lie in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, environmental management and trade policy.
Oli spent two years in Nepal managing education and environmental projects, and a year and a half as a trade policy researcher for Oxfam GB. He has worked on the UNDP’s Human Development report and completed consultancies for the International Organization for Migration and International Alert. In addition, he has written on a wide range of trade, environment and sustainable development issues, and organizes and teaches an annual graduate-level course on environment politics for Duke University. In his personal time, Oli is a climbing, trekking and mountain bike guide in Africa, Asia and South America.
- Master of International Studies (2004): University of Dunedin.
- Master (Hons) of History and Social Anthropology (2000): University of Glasgow.
English, French, German, Nepali, Spanish