Robin Lewis

Director, MGPP, RANEPA

ROBIN J. LEWIS is the first President of the International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA), a consortium of graduate policy schools in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Egypt, Turkey,  South Africa, Thailand, and Malayasia, founded in 2012.  He is also Professor and Director of the Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) Program at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Moscow.  From 2009 to 2015, he was also Professor at the School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP) at Beijing Normal University, China’s top think-tank and graduate program in public policy. 

Dr. Lewis has advised governments, universities, foundations, and international organizations on higher education and public policy training in more than twenty countries, including China, Vietnam, Germany, and Algeria. He has worked on projects sponsored by a range of organizations, including the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the World Bank, the American Councils on International Education, and the Government of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Previously, he was Associate Dean of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and first Executive Director of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), an innovative partnership between top policy programs in New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Berlin, and Sao Paulo.  He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in New York City.