Professor Peter Brown is an Associate Fellow at Vermont Law School's New Economy Law Center. His teaching, research, and service are concerned with ethics, governance, and the protection of the environment. His appointments at McGill are in the School of Environment, the Department of Geography, and the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.
He was the first full time Director of the McGill School of Environment. The McGill School of Environment is involved in building programs with McGill’s Faculties of Arts, Science, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as Religious Studies, Law, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.
Before coming to McGill he was Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland’s graduate School of Public Affairs. While at the University of Maryland he founded the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, as well as the School of Public Policy itself. Professor Brown established the School’s Environmental Policy Programs to operate not only at the University’s College Park campus, but also at Maryland’s Department of the Environment, and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
He has held numerous administrative positions within the University of Maryland System. He has taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Washington, and at St. John's College in Annapolis. In the early 1970s, he was Visiting Fellow at Battelle Seattle Research Center and Assistant Vice President for Research Operations at The Urban Institute. He is currently a Research Scholar at the Center for Humans and Nature.