SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Rethinking Development: The Challenge of Conflict and Fragility

Joel S. Hellman, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Date: 6 December 2017Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 6 December 2017Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

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Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service 

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development

Joel Hellman became Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in July 2015 after 25 years working on some of the most complex issues of governance, conflict and the political economy of development as both a scholar and practitioner. He served at the World Bank in many senior roles including Chief Institutional Economist, Director of the Center for Conflict, Security and Development in Nairobi, Kenya where he led the Bank’s engagement with the most challenging fragile and conflict-affected states around the world, and Coordinator of the Bank’s response in Indonesia to the devastating Asian tsunami. He was the Senior Political Counselor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, leading its political engagement and analysis on Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.  As a scholar, Dr. Hellman was a political science professor focusing on the politics of economic reform at Harvard University and Columbia University.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of Williams College. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an M.Phil. from Oxford University.

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