Robert Paarlberg


Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Robert Paarlberg is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at Harvard College, and an Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center. From 1976 until 2015, he was a Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. He is the author of six university press books, including Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2013) and The United States of Excess: Gluttony and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism (Oxford, 2015). He has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council of the National Academies, and was a member of the Board of Directors at Winrock International. He has been a frequent consultant of the International Food Policy Research Institute, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Aspen Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Harvard University, and received his B.A. from Carleton College.