Director of International Programs & Founder
Carl Bruch is the Director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the founding President of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. A recognized authority on environmental governance, he has helped dozens of countries strengthen their environmental laws, institutions, and practices. His work focuses on environmental peacebuilding (especially after conflict), environmental governance, adaptation, and environmental emergencies. He has provided technical and legal assistance, built capacity, and conducted research across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Eastern Europe, including many conflict-affected and disaster-affected countries. He has edited more than ten books, authored more than 10 books, 70 journal articles and book chapters, and numerous reports. Since 2007, Carl has been a leader in a global effort to establish a new multidisciplinary field of environmental peacebuilding (www.environmentalpeacebuilding.org). He is an adjunct professor with American University School of International Service, where he teaches a master’s-level course on environmental peacebuilding. He has also worked for the United Nations Environment Programme, and was the Secretary-General of the International Water Resources Association. He holds a JD from the Northwestern School of Environmental Law of Lewis & Clark College, an MA in physics from the University of Texas-Austin, and a BS in physics (with additional majors in mathematics and anthropology) from Michigan State University.