Julian Lee was a Visiting Fellow at Ecologic Institute as part of his Master in Public Affairs program (Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University). His work focused on the economic assessment of water policies and climate change adaptation measures. He is fluent in German, English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish as well as basic skills in Italian, Swedish and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.
Prior to returning to academia, Julian Lee was Chief Operating Officer of the Unisféra International Center (link is external) in Montreal (Canada), where he provided sustainability consulting services, primarily in the climate arena. In this capacity he also ran Planetair (link is external), a provider of Gold Standard carbon offsets. He previously provided corporate responsibility consulting services for Ayrlie Partners in Washington DC and has managed an economic governance and a rural development project for the United Nations Development Programme (link is external) (UNDP) in Rwanda. Julian Lee has also worked with the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN) in Geneva (Switzerland), where he researched civil society-corporate relations, trained diplomats from developing countries and co-organized a major conference on private investment in microfinance. Julian Lee started his career designing a monitoring & evaluation system for an SME development programme of the International Finance Corporation (link is external) (IFC) in the Balkans.
Julian Lee holds a degree in International Development Studies and Political Science from the University of Toronto (Canada) and graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales (United Kingdom).