Professor Peter Brown’s teaching, research, and service are concerned with ethics, governance, and the protection of the environment. His appointments at McGill University are in the School of Environment, the Department of Geography, and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.
He was the first full-time Director of the McGill School of Environment. The McGill School of Environment is involved in building programs with McGill’s Faculties of Arts, Science, and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as Religious Studies, Law, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.
Before coming to McGill, he was Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland’s graduate School of Public Affairs. While at the University of Maryland, he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, as well as the School of Public Policy itself. Professor Brown established the School’s Environmental Policy Programs to operate not only at the University’s College Park campus, but also at Maryland’s Department of the Environment, and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
He has held numerous administrative positions within the University of Maryland System. He has taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Washington, and at St. John’s College in Annapolis. In the early 1970s, he was Visiting Fellow at Battelle Seattle Research Center and Assistant Vice President for Research Operations at The Urban Institute.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
Articles in Minding Nature:
- An Ethic of Compassionate Retreat
- Is it Time to Mourn Liberal Politics?
- Humans & Nature: The Right Relationship
Questions for a Resilient Future responses:
- Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy
In this book Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garber explore how our economy relates to the environment and how this relationship can be improved.
Economics for the Anthropocene
E4A is a partnership between McGill University, University of Vermont, and York University in Toronto that aims to educate graduate students in the foundations of ecological economics.