John R. McNeill
Professor of History, Georgetown University
J.R. McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His book, “Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World,” examines in careful detail the potential conflicts of competing desires for rapid economic growth and cheap sources of energy.
Professor McNeill was born in Chicago and educated at Swarthmore College and Duke University. He is also the author of “The Mountains of the Mediterranean World: An Environmental History” (Cambridge University Press 1992).
“Something New Under the Sun,” published by W.W. Norton, won the World History Association book prize for 2000.