Prof. Gary Brewer to fill Swedish professorship

January 27, 1998
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EDITORS: Photo available on request. ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan Prof. Garry D. Brewer has been appointed to the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship in Environmental Science for the year 1998-99. He is professor of resource and public policy in U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and professor of business administration in the U-M Business School, and also serves as the director of U-M’s Frederick A. Erb Environmental Management Institute. Brewer served as dean of SNRE in 1992-95. The Swedish professorship was recently established in the King’s honor by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Confederation of Swedish Industries. Brewer is working to build strong bridges between U-M and Sweden through various means including round-table discussions on environmental issues. Meetings will be in Sweden during his appointment there and at U-M on his return. Both meetings will involve international experts and leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations, and will advance the mission of the Erb Institute, dedicated to attracting and focusing “exceptional human talents and skills to understand and improve the roles, relationships, and interworkings among businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations as these interact and affect the environment in its many forms.” This University-wide Institute provides innovation, experimentation, catalysis, outreach, and service in topics related to business and the environment. Brewer will be officially installed in his new position in a formal ceremony at the King’s palace Nov. 20, 1998. Brewer was on the faculty of Yale University before joining the U-M in 1991. He is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books and close to 200 other professional publications on a wide range of substantive topics, including contributions on organizational complexity and behavior, computer applications to social and national security problems, political and economic development, forecasting and strategic planning, and several forms of environmental management and resource policy matters. He has also edited several professional journals and continues to serve on the editorial boards of others including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Industrial Ecology, Policy Sciences, and Public Administrative Review.

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