Peter Uvin

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Peter Uvin
Education Ghent University
University of Geneva
OccupationPolitical scientist
Employer Claremont McKenna College

Peter Uvin (born 1962) [1] is a Belgian-born American political scientist. He is a professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. He was the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. He resigned that position on 28 August, 2020. He is the author of four books, including Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda, which won the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association in 1999. [2]


Education and career

Uvin earned a licentiate in diplomatic science from the University of Ghent in 1984, and a second licentiate in political science from the same university in 1985. After studying at the University of Stockholm, he earned a PhD in political science at the University of Geneva in 1991. After several visiting positions he joined Brown University as Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor in 1994. [3] Uvin became Henry Leir Professor in Humanitarian Studies at Tufts University in 2000, [4] and dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts from 2007 to 2013. [3] He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2006. [5] In 2013 he was hired by Amherst College as its first provost. [6] He moved again to Claremont McKenna in 2015. [7]


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  1. Birth year from Library of Congress catalog entry, retrieved May 20, 2019.
  2. Kuntz, Patricia S. (January–March 2000). "Book Awards". Africana Libraries Newsletter. 101.
  3. 1 2 "Curriculum vitae" (PDF). Claremont McKenna College. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  4. "Chairs endowed at Fletcher and Dental Schools". Graduate school news. The Tufts Daily. Tufts University. April 1, 2001.
  5. "Peter Uvin". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. Monaghan, Peter (January 28, 2013). "Expert in Diplomacy to Become Amherst College's First Provost". Inside Higher Education.
  7. "New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty named at Claremont McKenna College". Newsroom. Claremont McKenna College. May 4, 2015.
  8. Reviews of The International Organization of Hunger:
  9. Reviews of Aiding Violence:
    • Clements, P. (January 1999). Journal of Asian and African Studies. 34 (4): 467–469. doi:10.1177/002190969903400418. S2CID   143709607.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • de Senarclens, Pierre (Summer 1999). Critique Internationale (4): 75–76. JSTOR   24563469.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Lloyd-Williams, Anne (August 1999). Development in Practice. 9 (4): 494–495. JSTOR   4029488.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Lemarchand, René (Fall 1999). "Development Agencies and Structural Violence in Rwanda". International Studies Review. 1 (3): 160–164. doi:10.1111/1521-9488.00176. JSTOR   3186343.
    • Ibhawoh, Bonny (2000). Canadian Journal of African Studies. 34 (2): 486–488. doi:10.2307/486444. JSTOR   486444.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Slattery, Brian Francis (November 2008). "Review". New Haven Review.
  10. Reviews of Human Rights and Development:
    • Das, Sukanya Mohan; Goldstein, Ray; Elliott, Sue (October 2005). "A rights-based approach to development: Prospects and problems". Politics and Ethics Review. 1 (2): 207–214. doi:10.3366/per.2005.1.2.207.
    • Caterino, Brian (September 2007). Review of Radical Political Economics. 39 (3): 471–476. doi:10.1177/04866134070390031611.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  11. Reviews of Life After Violence:
    • Kidder, Tracy (March 2009). "Burundian Voices". African Arguments.
    • Falch, Åshild (September 2009). Journal of Peace Research. 46 (5): 727–728. JSTOR   25654487.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
    • Turner, Simon (December 2009). "Two Views on Burundi Today". African Studies Review. 52 (3): 155–157. doi:10.1353/arw.0.0225. JSTOR   20638955. S2CID   144463447.
    • Fairchild, Sean (Fall 2012). "Review" (PDF). African Studies Quarterly. 12 (1): 101–103.