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Robert I. Rotberg

Former Fellow


    September 1, 2014 — May 22, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Founding Director of the Intrastate Conflict Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Curbing Corruption: Best Practices for Africa.”

    Full Biography

    Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He was President of Lafayette College and Academic Vice President of Tufts University, and Professor of Political Science at MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Fulbright Research Professor at the Paterson School (Carleton) and the Balsillie School (Waterloo), both international affairs graduate schools in Canada. He has published a number of books on failed states, governance, corruption, African politics, Burma, Haiti, and Sri Lanka, plus books on China in Africa and preventing genocide.

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    Major Publications

    Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities (2013)

    Transformative Political Leadership (2012)

    Strengthening Governance in South Africa (2014)

    Previous Terms

    January 2011 - July 2014