Trustee of The Asia Foundation

Director, Institute for State Effectiveness
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs



Clare Lockhart is co-founder and director of ISE, which focuses on the functions of the state and approaches to enhancing the compact between citizens and state. She is co-author of Fixing Failed States (OUP, 2008) and has lectured widely and written several articles and chapters on state and market functionality, development, institution-building and citizenship.

Lockhart is a senior fellow of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale where she teaches graduate courses on post-conflict and other transitions. She has lectured widely on issues of state and market functionality, accountability and development. Lockhart served in Afghanistan for several years advising on the reform of Afghan laws, institutions and programs. She has also lived in and worked in a number of countries including Nepal, India, South Sudan, Russia and Indonesia.

Lockhart was named as among the 100 most influential global thinkers of 2009 and 2010 by Foreign Policy Magazine for her work on fragile states. She was also selected for the 2011 Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Lockhart serves on a number of boards including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Asia Foundation, SOLA Afghanistan, the Women’s Regional Network for South Asia, Spirit of America and Equality for Peace and Democracy.