Peter G. Brown, PhD is a professor in the School of Environment, the Department of Geography, and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Before heading to McGill, he was Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland’s graduate School of Public Affairs; while at Maryland he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, the School of Public Policy, and also established the School’s Environmental Policy Programs.

He is a graduate of Haverford College, holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Religion from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, and a PhD from Columbia in Philosophy. He is the author of Restoring the Public Trust: A Fresh Vision for Progressive Government in America and Ethics, The Commonwealth of Life: Economics For a Flourishing Earth, and Right Relationship: Building Whole Earth Economies.

Brown is involved in conservation efforts in the James Bay and Southern regions of Quebec, as well as in Maryland. He operates tree farms in both locales and is a Certified Quebec Forest Producer, named Tree Farmer of The Year of Garrett County, Maryland, in 1995. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends.