Ian C. Graig, chief executive of Global Policy Group, consults with international business clients on: environmental, climate, and energy policy; automotive industry regulation; fiscal and technology policy; international trade and investment; and health and retirement policy. Dr. Graig was a co-founder of Global Policy Group in 1995.
Dr. Graig previously was Program Manager and Senior Policy Analyst at SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute), where he worked on single-client and multi-client corporate consulting projects on a wide variety of public policy issues. He had earlier helped direct the policy/legislative group of Tanaka Ritger & Middleton, a Washington international trade law firm, providing services to clients in the automotive, electronics, and other sectors. Dr. Graig also worked as a United Nations observer for the United Presbyterian Church’s Office of International Affairs in New York and in the Carter-Mondale presidential campaign’s national press office in Washington.
Dr. Graig holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where he also worked at the Miller Center and as a teaching assistant for classes in foreign affairs and comparative government. He also has a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College, and has done graduate work at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He writes regularly for AutomotiveWorld, Automotive Megatrends Magazine, and other industry and academic publications.