Visiting Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development
Former Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
PhD candidate at Boston College in Cultural and Developmental Psychology
EducationAB, psychology, Davidson CollegeExperienceHer area of interest is children of war. She has recently returned from a year and a half in Rwanda where she conducted field interviews for her research on trust in female former child soldiers.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
Robert Baum was born in Washington and grew up in Silver Spring. He attended Wesleyan University for his bachelor’s degree, where he first took a course on Apartheid and decided to concentrate in African history. Upon graduation, he received a Watson Fellowship, which enabled him to spend an entire year in a Diola village in southern Senegal, where he learned the language and began fie...
Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
My introduction to the political and economic realities of post-colonial Africa began in January 1966 when, ten days after I arrived in Nigeria to begin research for a dissertation on the role of small-scale cash crop production in Nigerian economic development, Nigeria's First Republic was overthrown in a military coup. Eight months later I returned to the US with many more questions than answers...
Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace; Formerly served as Ugandan Minister of State, Deputy Minister and Project Manager for the African Development Bank
EducationMasters in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Melville J. Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University
Currently I am Melville J. Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. My projects (supported by the Ford, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations; the National Science Foundation; the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany) have all grown from work in West Africa. The research I...
Indiana University, Department of Anthropolgy
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University as a British Studies major in 1976, I spent four years traveling, working, and teaching in Asia. Exposed to the poverty of villages in Afghanistan, Nepal, and India, I also lived in the midst of the economic dynamism of Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This exposure to poverty, and to the extreme variety of development strategies adopted by Asian gover...
Independent Researcher and Consultant; Co-Convener, Development Policy Roundtable.