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Joel  Kurtzman
Joel Kurtzman
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Executive Director, SAVE; Publisher, The Milken Institute Review

Joel Kurtzman is a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute and Executive Director of SAVE (the Strategic Action Volunteer Effort). Previously, he was global lead partner for thought leadership and innovation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he developed marketable ideas in strategy, technology, the capital markets and business policy. He is a former editor of the Harvard Business Review and a former member of the editorial board of Harvard Business School Publishing. He was previously a business editor and columnist at The New York Times. Kurtzman began his career as an international economist at the United Nations, where he was deputy director of the U.N.'s Project on the Future. While at the U.N., he participated in negotiations between India and Union Carbide Corp. over the Bhopal disaster. For these efforts, he was awarded India's Indira Gandhi Prize. Kurtzman is the author of 20 books and hundreds of articles. He received a master's degree from the University of Houston in studies of the future (economic forecasting) and was the recipient of a Moody Foundation Fellowship.

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