Halina Szejnwald Brown is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University in the United States and a Fellow of the Tellus Institute. She currently teaches a graduate course on sustainable consumption and production and conducts research on the interface among culture, technology and policy in facilitating a transition beyond the current consumer society. Brown is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the International Society for Risk Analysis. She co-authored four books and many articles and book chapters. She holds a doctoral degree in chemistry from New York University.