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Ted Trzyna

Co-Founder and Chair, Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group,IUCN, United States

Ted Trzyna is the co-founder and chair of the Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group for IUCN. He has worked in the public-interest, policy-research, diplomatic, and academic worlds. In the 1960s, Mr. Trzyna was a career U.S. Foreign Service officer in Africa and at the State Department in Washington. In 1969, he founded the California Institute of Public Affairs, renamed InterEnvironment Institute in 2010. Through the Institute, which is an affiliate of Claremont Graduate University, he and his colleagues have organized numerous projects aimed at improving policy-making on complex issues. He is a senior research fellow in CGU's School of Politics and Economics. He is a fellow and former board member of the World Academy of Art and Science, and serves on the advisory boards of several organizations and projects. Mr. Trzyna received a Bachelor's degree from the School of International Relations of the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate University.