Dr. John McArthur
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
Former CEO Millennium Promise and
Deputy Director, UN Millennium Project
Dr. McArthur is an international development economist focused on issues of poverty reduction, technological advance, global collaboration, and sustainability. During 2002–06 he served as Deputy Director and Manager of the United Nations Millennium Project. Prior to that he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University, where he supported the WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and co-authored the Global Competitiveness Report. In 2007–08 he co-chaired the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice. He received a DPhil and MPhil in Economics from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; and BA (Hons) from UBC. The World Economic Forum has recognized him as a Young Global Leader.