Senior Policy Advisor, New York
+1 (212) 854-4787
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 USA
Glenn Denning is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he directs the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice program, and teaches a graduate course in Global Food Systems. In July 2011, Denning was appointed Director of the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, which mobilizes the scientific expertise of Columbia University researchers and partners to provide multi-sector policy support to governments and development organizations.
Denning joined the Earth Institute in 2004 as Senior Research Scholar and Associate Director of the Tropical Agriculture and Environment Program. He helped establish the MDG Centre, East and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and served as its director for five years. With more than 30 years of experience in international agricultural development, Denning provided leadership to the MDG Centre’s agenda in agriculture and rural development and catalyzed support to the African Green Revolution.
From 2004 to 2006, Denning was a member of the UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force. He is currently serving on the Senior Steering Group of the UN High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis and is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). Denning also serves on the board of the Tanzania-based Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (The UONGOZI Institute).