Prof. Desmond McNEILL

Research Director, The Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

Desmond McNeill is a political economist (B.A. Cantab.), PhD (University College London). He is Research Director, and formerly Director, at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway. In recent years his interest has been in governance, especially at global level, but also in tracing connections between local, national and global levels – e.g. in the field of health and the environment. His books include: Global Institutions and Development: Framing the World? (ed. with M. Bøås), Routledge, 2007; Development Issues in Global Governance: Market Multilateralism and Public-Private Partnerships (with B. Bull), Routledge, 2009; Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: the role of multilateral organisations (with A. St. Clair), Routledge, 2012; Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development: Exploring Integrated Assessment Approaches (ed. with I. Nesheim and F. Brouwer), Edward Elgar, 2012; Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation Policies and Practices (ed. with S. Roalkvam and S. Blume), Oxford University Press 2013. He was a member of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health (2014) and is currently a member of The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and Chair of the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health.

Prof. Desmond McNEILL is speaking at the following session