Nicholas Askounes Ashford

Dr. Nicholas Askounes Ashford, JD is Professor of Technology and Policy as well as Director of the Technology and Law Program at MIT, where he teaches courses in Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics; Law, Technology, and Public Policy; and Sustainability,Trade, and Environment.  He also holds visiting appointments at Harvard, Cambridge University, UK and the Cyprus University of Technology, where he teaches courses in environmental health and sustainable development. Trained at the graduate level at the University of Chicago in chemistry, law, and economics, He recently completed what he considers his most important works: Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State (Yale University Press, 2011)

and Environmental Law, Policy and Economics: Reclaiming the Environmental Agenda (MIT Press, 2008)  Dr. Ashford is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as co-chair of the US-Greece Council for the Initiative on Technology Cooperation with the Balkans.