Robert Wilkinson

Lecturer in International Negotiation and Global Aid Management

  • MS, Stanford University
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Robert Wilkinson is a Lecturer in International Negotiation and Global Aid Management. He has worked for twenty years in the fields of conflict resolution, development, and human rights, with an emphasis on leadership in complex environments. Rob has worked with a wide range of clients, including international agencies such as CARE and UNICEF, private sector companies such as General Mills, and political bodies such as the White House. As a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was responsible for setting up and running their first office in Burundi, overseeing a two-year Security Sector Reform Program with the military, police, parliament, and civil society. Previously, he spent six years with the Department for International Development (DFID), as Head of the Policy and Research Division Cabinet, and as DFID’s Senior Adviser on Conflict Issues. He has held senior staff positions in Oxfam and the UN, and worked in field locations including Nicaragua, Laos, Angola, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda, Kashmir, Ethiopia, and Kenya. He is a member of the UK International Advisory Board of experts for the Center of Security Sector Management (CSSM). He holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Professional Activities
  • Institute for Human Security
  • Institute for Global Leadership

  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Board of Directors, Peace Direct USA
  • International Advisory Board, Centre for Security Sector Management



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