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Name  Robert Rotberg
Role  Professor
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Born  April 11, 1935 (age 80) (1935-04-11)
Alma mater  Oberlin College (B.A.) Oxford University (Ph.D.) Princeton University (Graduate studies)
Era  International relations theory
Education  Princeton University, Oberlin College, St Antony's College, Oxford
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  When States Fail, Africa Emerges: Consum, The founder, Transformative Political Leadersh, The rise of nationalism in Central
Similar People  Theodore K Rabb, Dennis F Thompson, Tony Wrigley, William H Overholt

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Robert Irwin Rotberg (born April 11, 1935) is an American who served as President emeritus of the World Peace Foundation (1993–2010). An American professor in governance and foreign affairs, he was director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (1999–2010), and has served in administrative positions at Tufts University and Lafayette College.

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In 2003-2004, he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Panel on Africa, and was a Presidential appointee to the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2007 at the Kennedy School, he directed the establishment of the Index for African Governance, to help evaluate leaders for the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, awarded annually by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. A trustee of Oberlin College, Rotberg is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. In 2013 Rotberg became the Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.

Early life and education

Rotberg earned his undergraduate degree in history at Oberlin College in 1955. He obtained his doctorate at St Antony's College, Oxford University while on a Rhodes Scholarship. He also did graduate studies at Princeton University.

Career

His academic career in United States institutions has included Professor of Political Science and History, MIT; Academic Vice President of Tufts University; and President of Lafayette College. In 1970, he was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and continues in that position.

Most recently Rotberg was director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution (1999–2010) at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is President emeritus of the World Peace Foundation (1993–2010).

Currently, Rotberg is running for Selectman of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Index of African Governance

Under the direction of Professor Rotberg and supported by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, an Index of African Governance was created in 2007. It ranks all 48 sub-Saharan African countries according to quality of governance. In conjunction, Mo Ibrahim has created the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, a prize larger in monetary value than the Nobel Prize.

The results of the Index, which since 2009 has been compiled by African researchers and institutions, will help the Ibrahim Prize selection committee choose winners. The Prize will provide recognition, awards and pensions for “honest, capable African heads of state” after they leave office. Awards were made in 2007 and 2008.

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Robert I. Rotberg Wikipedia


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