Stephen Golub is a widely recognized international development scholar and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in over 40 countries spanning the globe. Prof. Golub has: led major multi-country studies and otherwise worked with numerous multilateral and bilateral agencies, foundations, policy institutes and nongovernmental organizations; taught at several leading universities; and contributed commentary to various media outlets concerning U.S. and international affairs.
CURRENT AND RECENT ACTIVITIES: Prof. Golub's current and recent activities include:
• Heading a study of whether and how corruption contributes to violent extremism in Asia, for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the U.N. Development Programme.
• Preparing an evidence-based report on how civil society and legal empowerment contribute to combating corruption, for the Bergen-based Chr. Michelson Institute and its donor audience.
• Consulting, preparing an overview paper and delivering a keynote address in Myanmar on access to justice and legal empowerment, for the European Union and the British Council.
• Leading an assessment team on anti-corruption programming in Serbia, for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
• Speaking at a workshop and conference on a learning agenda and evidence regarding legal empowerment impact, for the New York University School of Law.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: PROF. GOLUB CURRENTLY IS MOST FOCUSED ON CIVIL SOCIETY, ANTI-CORRUPTION, COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, LEGAL EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY. But his extensive experience also embraces the rule of law, national and local governance, human rights, non-state justice systems, democracy, government accountability, legal education, the interface of law and poverty reduction, countering sex trafficking, refugees, fragile and post-conflict states, political economy analysis and project design and evaluation.
TEAM LEADER AND PROJECT/RESEARCH DIRECTOR: Prof. Golub has led many global, regional and country-specific research initiatives and consultancies, coordinating the work of to 20 colleagues, for Amideast; the Asia, Ford and Open Society Foundations; the Asian Development Bank; the Australian, Danish and Dutch foreign ministries; the Global Network for Public Interest Law; the International Development Law Organization; the U.K. Department for International Development; the U.N. Development Programme; and the U.S. Agency for International Development. For several of these assignments, he has edited and contributed chapters to the resulting published volumes.
OTHER CONSULTANCIES AND RESEARCH: Working in all major regions of the world, he has conducted several dozen additional research assignments and consultancies for such organizations as the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Amnesty International, the British Council, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the European Union, the Office of the U.N. Secretary-General, Oxfam Novib, Transparency International, UNICEF, the World Bank and several major consulting firms.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING: A graduate of Harvard Law School, Prof. Golub has taught courses on international development at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Master in Development Practice Program and at the Central European University School of Public Policy and Legal Department, as well as a course on refugee policy at the Tufts University International Relations Department.
PUBLICATIONS: His more than 40 publications, including several volumes he has edited, have been produced for such institutions as the Asian Development Bank, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Ford Foundation, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, the International Development Law Organization, the Lancet, the Open Society Foundations and the World Bank.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Prof. Golub has served as a keynote speaker, moderator and panelist at events convened by Central European University, Fudan University, the Hague Institute for the Internationlisation of Law, the London School of Economics, National Law University Delhi, the Observer Research Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the U.N. Development Programme, UNICEF, the World Bank and many other institutions.
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC BACKGROUND: His country-specific engagement has included Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Eritrea, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine and Yemen.
PROF. GOLUB IS AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTING, RESEARCH AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS.