Over the past three decades, Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D. has worked to create positive social and environmental change through public policy organizations. In the 1960s, Dr. Brown coordinated Cesar Chavez’s Grape Boycott on behalf of California farm workers. In the 1980s, he worked with Business Executives for National Security, an organization of Fortune 1000 executives that lobbied to prevent nuclear war and end the Cold War. From 1998-2003, Dr. Brown served as a Research Associate with the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP), a national organization investigating the links between radiation from nuclear power plants and America’s cancer crisis.
Dr. Brown is co-author of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (Simon & Schuster, 1997), and of numerous articles on energy policy and social change. He is co-author with Rinaldo S. Brutoco and James A. Cusumano of Freedom from Mid-East Oil (2007), which describes how America can significantly decrease dependence on foreign oil in ten years.
Dr. Brown is a Trustee and Fellow of the World Business Academy. He is a retired Founding Professor of Florida International University in Miami, where he taught courses on anthropology, energy policy, social movements, and the impact of technology. He is a writer, award-winning teacher and outstanding public speaker. Dr. Brown is also president of Jerald Brown & Associates, Inc., a green business consulting company. He received his doctorate in Anthropology from Cornell University.