John G. Ruggie
Harvard Professor and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General
John G. Ruggie is the Evron and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard University.
From 1997-2001 he was Assistant Secretary-General and chief advisor for strategic planning to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Mr. Ruggie was 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 Berkeley and San Diego campuses and directed the UC systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.