Konrad von Moltke dedicated his career to advancing international environmental policy. Starting in the mid 1970s and spanning a period of 30 years, Konrad’s research and advocacy covered many areas. However, it focused largely on the emergence of European environmental policy, the role of non-governmental actors in shaping international environmental policy, and the relationship between international economic policy and the environment, with particular emphasis on trade, investment and commodities.

Konrad held long-term affiliations with a number of institutions, both in the academic community and the policy arena. He was Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg, MB, at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC, as well as at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris.

Konrad was also Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies and Senior Fellow of the Institute on International Environmental Governance at Dartmouth College and Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at the Free University, Amsterdam. From 1989 to 1998, he edited International Environmental Affairs, a journal for research and policy.

From 1972 to 1984, Konrad lived in Europe where he developed American Studies curriculum materials and was at first active in European education policy. Between 1976 and 1984, Konrad was founding Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (Bonn, Paris, London), a private institution initially supported by the the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) and devoted to the analysis of policy alternatives for European environmental problems. Konrad was also Board Member of Ecologic Institute, which was established as a successor institute to the German Institute for European Environmental Policy.

Konrad von Moltke studied mathematics at Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts 1964) and medieval history at the University of Munich and the University of Göttingen (Ph.D. 1970). Between 1967 and 1972, he taught at the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he was also a member of the administration, concerned with the development of interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. Six new programs were established during his term as Director of the Collegiate System, including an environmental studies college.

Konrad published extensively on international environmental policy, as well as on medieval history, comparative education and curriculum development.

Konrad von Moltke died on May 19, 2005 at age 63.