Robert Wilkinson

Lecturer in International Negotiation and Global Aid Management

  • MS, Stanford University
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Robert Wilkinson is a consultant and lecturer in negotiation, leadership and management, specializing in complex, global environments. He has 20 years experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and has been a faculty member of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University since 2009. He currently teaches graduate courses on international negotiation and global aid management. Rob consults for a range of major clients including PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Mills, Wellington Management Investors, the Omidyar Group, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the National Urban League, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Robert Wilkinson has taught in executive education and leadership programs for the Gates Foundation, Harvard University and the White House. Previously, Rob held senior management positions in Oxfam, the United Nations and the Department for International Development (DFID), where he successfully led global aid programs in complex environments. Field locations include Nicaragua, Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Cambodia, Laos and Kashmir. He earned his Masters Degree from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a certificate in Senior Organizational Management from the Ashridge Business School in London.

Professional Activities
  • Institute for Human Security
  • Institute for Global Leadership

  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Board of Directors, Peace Direct USA
  • International Advisory Board, Centre for Security Sector Management