After attending high school in China, Zach Friedman’s work and academic experience has focused on law and sustainable development in China as well as developing his Chinese cultural and language fluency. Most recently, Zach spent more than three years at the Center for Climate Strategies in Washington, DC, where as International Project Manager, he managed the Center’s work with Chinese NGO, government, and institute partners on low carbon development in China.
Zach graduated from the Temple University Beasley School of Law where he studied and worked on rule of law and legal education in China, non-profit and public interest law, energy and climate policy, and environmental and land use law. Before going to law school, Zach attended the Hopkins-Nanjing Center where he studied and conducted research on Chinese law, politics, and society, in Chinese. As an undergraduate student at Cornell University, Zach worked with environmental education and legal organizations in the U.S. and China.