Charles “Chip” Barber is Senior Biodiversity Advisor at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global policy research institution focusing on environment and sustainable development. He also serves as Director of the Institute’s Forest Legality Initiative. Prior to joining WRI Chip served from 2009 to 2014 as Forest Division Chief at the U.S. Department of State and from 2005 to 2009 as Environmental Advisor with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He previously worked on natural resources policy as a consultant for IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNEP, NRDC, UN University, and other organizations. From 1989 to 2001, he was also with WRI, based for most of the time in Southeast Asia. Dr. Barber received his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, completing a doctoral dissertation on the political economy of community forestry initiatives in Indonesia. He also received his J.D. and MA. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley. He is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia.