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Robert A. Enholm

Global Fellow//Director's Office


December 1, 2016 — December 31, 2020

Professional affiliation

Former Executive Director, President Woodrow Wilson House
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Wilson Center Projects

The Woodrow Wilson Era: Lessons for Modern Times

Full Biography

Robert A. Enholm is a knowledgeable and keen observer of politics, diplomacy, economics, society, and history. Enholm served for four years as the Executive Director of the President Woodrow Wilson House, a historic house museum and a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in the Dupont Circle home to which President and Mrs. Wilson moved upon leaving the White House in 1921. Previously Enholm served at the United Nations in New York in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as Chief of the Central Emergency Response Fund Secretariat, helping to establish a $500 million international humanitarian relief fund. Enholm enjoyed a career as an international corporate lawyer, including as general counsel of two publicly traded corporations and as a partner in two major law firms. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis.

Major Publications

Enholm and Daugherty, "Historic Preservation: Protecting That Which Endures," preface to exhibition catalogue "War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War I" (2014).

Enholm (Principal Editor), "U.S. Engagement in International Peacekeeping: From Aspiration to Implementation" (Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping, 2011).

Enholm, "Imaging Global Justice," book review of THE IDEA OF JUSTICE by Amartya Sen, in MINERVA, Vol. 36 (April 2010).

Enholm (Editor), "Faithful Against Torture" (Citizens for Global Solutions, 2009).