Director, Institute for State Effectiveness
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Clare Lockhart joined The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2013. She is co-founder and Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness, where she works on rule of law, social, and economic policy issues across a range of countries. She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.
She was educated at Oxford, (where she obtained a double first in Modern History), Harvard and the Inns of Court School of Law and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. She is the author of a number of papers and toolkits on state- and institution-building and development, including the book Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World. She teaches regular seminars on the role of the state and the rights and responsibilities of citizens, as well as development challenges in different contexts. She serves on a number of boards including the Alliance for Peacebuilding and was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and a member of Europe’s “40 under 40” by the Friends of Europe. She lives in the United States with her husband and two small children.