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MalcolmRussell-EinhornMalcolm  Russell-Einhorn

Research Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Center for International Development

U.S. and Comparative Administrative Law and Administrative Justice; Legal and Regulatory Reform in Developing Countries; Law and Economic Development; Legislative/Parliamentary Strengthening in Developing Countries; Civic Engagement/Public Participation in Policymaking; Anti-Corruption Strategies; Foreign Assistance and Aid Effectiveness

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Malcolm Russell-Einhorn is Research Professor of Public Administration at Rockefeller College and Director of the Center for International Development, where he oversees a staff of 20 and an annual budget of $15 million devoted to a variety of donor-funded technical assistance and research projects. 

The former include large initiatives with over 140 local staff in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda, and Lebanon, focusing on parliamentary development, local government reform, civil society engagement, and legal and constitutional reform.  

Research and exchange initiatives include an administrative law reform initiative in China, executive training of public officials in Ghana, and a study of constituency development funds in various countries around the world. Mr. Russell-Einhorn has also worked as Associate Director at the IRIS Center at the University of Maryland (focused on technical assistance and research projects involving Eastern Europe and Central Asia), Abt Associates (work on both international technical assistance and studies of U.S. criminal justice policy); as a practicing lawyer at the law firms of Steptoe and Johnson (antitrust and international trade) and Mintz, Levin (litigation and employment law); and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (antitrust litigation).

He has taught courses on law, public policy, and development in Brandeis University’s Sustainable International Development Program; in the Washington College of Law at American University; and at Georgetown University Law Center.  He has also taught administrative law at Rockefeller College.  He is the author of several articles on comparative administrative law and on legal frameworks providing for greater public participation in policymaking and governmental accountability.