Dr. Jeffrey Herbst is president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University. Previously, he served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of political science at Miami University in Ohio. For 18 years he taught at Princeton University, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in 1983. Herbst earned a master’s degree from Yale University in 1985 and a doctorate in 1987, also from Yale.
He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with co-author Greg Mills, “Africa’s Third Liberation” as well as the recently published “How South Africa Works and Must Do Better.”
Dr. Herbst has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets across the world.