Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Clare Lockhart

Director, Institute for State Effectiveness


Clare Lockhart is Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness, which focuses on transforming unstable societies through balancing state, market and civil society solutions in such countries as Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia and southern Sudan. Lockhart, who co-wrote Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World, serves as an advisor to senior military and civilian leaders on a number of reviews and panels relating to global security and economic issues. Lockhart and her co-author were jointly ranked No. 20 on Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2009." Before founding ISE, Lockhart was living in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a U.N. advisor to the Bonn Agreement, a series of pacts intended to rebuild Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion. Previously, she managed a program on institutions at the World Bank. Lockhart is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.


Return to Speakers