Jacob Werksman is Program Director of Institutions and Governance at the World Resources Institute. He leads a team of analysts and advocates working with partners around the world to build fairer and more effective institutions entrusted with the management of natural resources and environmental protection. He also supports WRI's Climate and Energy Program with international law and policy advice. Professor Werksman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and at New York University School of Law. Recent research and publications have tracked the trade, investment, and development finance implications of US emerging domestic and international climate policy.
Prior to joining WRI Werksman served as an Associate Director in the Global Inclusion Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the Foundation's grant making strategy in the area of international intellectual property rights policy and international trade policy. Prior to that, Professor Werksman was Environmental Institutions and Governance Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme and as Managing Director of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD).
Professor Werksman earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan and his LL.M. from the University of London. He earned his A.B. from Columbia University.