Harris is a senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston, a board member of FOGGS and the Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting. He was a staff member of the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations and head of the NY office of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Harris has a PhD in Sociology from Brandeis University (Political Economy of Food Production: A Case Study of the Sugar Industry); a M.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University, 1974; and a B.A. cum laude in Philosophy and Sociology from Brandeis University, 1968. His recent publication is entitled “Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy: A Global Challenge” (Routledge, 2018). He has also served as a UN staff member for the 2002 Monterey Conference on Financing for Development.