Howard Wolpe is currently the consulting director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Additionally, through a grant to the Woodrow Wilson Center from the World Bank's Post-Conflict Fund, Dr. Wolpe is directing a Burundi capacity-building project. He is also working on a book based on his diplomatic experience with the Burundi peace process. Previously, Dr. Wolpe was the Presidential Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region.
A seven-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Wolpe chaired the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for ten years. He also chaired the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. His other roles in congress included co-chairman of the bipartisan Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Congressional Energy and Environmental Study Conference.
Dr. Wolpe served as a Visiting Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program of the Brookings Institution, as a member of the faculties of Western Michigan University Political Science Department and the University of Michigan Institute of Public Policy Studies, and as a state legislator and city commissioner.
Dr. Wolpe received his B.A. from Reed College, and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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