Daniel Magraw is President of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) in Washington, DC and Geneva. From 1992-2001, Mr. Magraw was Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he co-chaired the White House’s assessment of how genetically engineered organisms are regulated in the United States. He worked as an economist and business consultant in India as a Peace Corps Volunteer, was Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, practiced international, civil rights and poverty law in Washington, DC, and has been an arbitrator.
He is an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. Mr. Magraw has a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley (1976), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review and a co-founder of the Berkeley Law Foundation, and a B.A. in Economics (with high honors) from Harvard University (1968), where he was student body president. He has written numerous articles and books on a wide variety of subjects.
He is the NGO’s representative on UNEP's Major Group Facilitating Committee. He also served as an expert advisor to UNEP in the Montevideo IV Programme of Action for the Development of Environmental Law in the second decade of the 21st century, including with respect to identifying and compiling international environmental obligations; and he recently participated as an expert in UNEP's project on access to justice.