William C. Clark
Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development

Clark’s research focuses on sustainability science: understanding the interactions of human and environmental systems with a view toward advancing the goals of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how institutional arrangements affect the linkage between knowledge and action in the sustainability arena. At Harvard, he co-directs the Sustainability Science Program. He has co-chaired the US National Research Council study, “Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability.” He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize, the Humboldt Prize, the Kennedy School's Carballo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching. VIEW FULL BIO

Featured Appearances
Friday, May 16 / 8:30 a.m.
"Boundary work in research programs for sustainable development: Natural resource management at the CGIAR"
Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 2011
The Global Health System: Institutions in a Time of Transition
“Barriers to the Implementation of Green Chemistry in the United States”
Environmental Science & Technology , October 2012
Research Center/Program
Sustainability Science Program