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Dr. Jeffrey Herbst
South Africa Twenty-Five Years after the Transition to Non-Racial Rule
Dr. Jeffrey Herbst has been president of American Jewish University since July 2018. He was previously president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University. Before that, 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 doctorate in 1987 from Yale. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and many other books and articles. He has also published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other papers across the world. He has received two Fulbright Scholarships and a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.