Harvey Himberg is an Environmental, Labor and Social Policy Consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He previously served as Director for Investment Policy at the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where he managed environmental and social issues resulting from US corporate investment in developing and emerging countries. Prior to his career at OPIC, Dr. Himberg served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for a Member of Congress and as a foreign policy specialist for the US Department of Energy and the General Accountability Office. During his previous academic career he taught Political Science at the City University of New York, was a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Mediterranean Studies in Aix-en-Provence, France and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Tunisia. Dr. Himberg received his Ph.D. in Comparative and International Politics at the City University of New York and a B.A. from Oberlin College.
Himberg’s current research and teaching interests focus on the impacts of globalization on the natural and human environment, in particular, the comparative environmental, social and labor policies of emerging developing countries. He has authored and co-authored many World Bank and ADB publications on the environmental, social and labor policies of countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as the corresponding policies of various multilateral development institutions. His most recent publication, Comparative Review of Multilateral Bank Safeguard Systems, was issued by the World Bank in May 2015.