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Read President Jeffrey Herbst’s report titled Living the Liberal Arts in our Third Century
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Africa's deadliest war enters new phase in Congo
A noted scholar of Africa, President Herbst was called upon by the USA Today to add insights into an article on the ongoing war in Congo. He noted that the basic problem in Congo is a lack of a strong, accepted authority over its people. READ MORE
The World Bank’s Diminishing Role in Africa
In this New York Times op-ed from July 11th, 2013, President Herbst and Greg Mills argue about the diminishing role of the World Bank by focusing on two recent events. READ MORE Congo Doesn't Really Exist.
Chicago Tribune, July 3rd, 2013:
"The international community needs to recognize a simple, albeit brutal fact: The Democratic Republic of the Congo does not exist. All of the peacekeeping missions, special envoys, interagency processes and diplomatic initiatives that are predicated on the Congo myth — the notion that one sovereign power is present in this vast country — are doomed to fail. It is time to stop pretending otherwise." We wrote those words four years ago...
President Herbst reflects on why Africa was absent from final presidential debate
In this long and detailed interview, President Herbst talks about Africa and U.S. foreign policy. "Look," he said, "in an ideal world, of course, as an Africanist I would like Africa discussed" more than it is. There is more than one reason it is not. "The truth is there are not many partisan divisions on Africa," Herbst explained. "One of the areas where President Obama has praised President Bush, for instance, was on PEPFAR [President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief] and the response to HIV/AIDS." READ MORE
Africa's Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs
President Herbst was involved in a panel at the Cato Institute. VIEW EVENT
Between 2000 and 2010, six of the ten fastest-growing economies worldwide were African. In a new book, President Herbst and Greg Mills examine what means are best to match political liberalization with growth. READ MORE
President co-edits highly praised book on 'fault lines'
President Herbst is the co-editor of On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions Within Societies
, published March 1, 2012. The book has received high praise from people such as Henry Kissinger and F. W. de Klerk. READ MORE President Herbst co-authors NYT op-ed
The July 29, 2012 edition of The New York Times
featured an op-ed by President Herbst and Greg Mills, director of the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two have collaborated on a number of publications analyzing economic conditions in Africa. READ MORE President Herbst opens the New York Stock Exchange
Along with members of the Colgate community, President Herbst rang the bell to open the NYSE on July 13, 2012. The event recognized the successful conclusion of The Passion for the Climb: The Campaign for Colgate
, which raised $480 million
for the university. READ MORE