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John Ruggie

professor, international affairs, Harvard

John G. Ruggie is the Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Weil Director of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, as well as Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. From 1997 to 2001 he was Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Advisor for strategic planning to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He has been Dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where he taught for many years; he has also taught at the University of California's (UC) Berkeley and San Diego campuses and directed the UC system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ruggie is a recipient of the International Studies Association's Distinguished Scholar Award and the American Political Science Association's Hubert H. Humphrey Award for outstanding public service by a political scientist. Ruggie has a BA in politics and history from McMaster University in Canada; a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from McMaster.