Curriculum Vitae

  • Director, International Leadership Academy
  • Director of the Fulbright Program, Office for Global Engagement
  • Director, International Relations Certificate, Political Science Department
  • Professor, Political Science Department


Research Statement

Howard Lehman received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and has been teaching at the University of Utah since 1986. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Lectureship awards: Slovakia in 1994-5, Japan in 2002-3, and currently in Austria. In 2006, Professor Lehman was invited to be a Visiting Scholar at Kobe University. In 2006, he was selected to present his project on Japanese aid to Africa at a UN-sponsored conference in Helsinki. His publications include articles on the political economy of South Africa, South African municipal elections, foreign debt negotiations in the developing world, and African interest groups. They have appeared in World Politics, Political Science Quarterly, African Studies Review, Policy Studies Review, Pacific Affiars, and other journals. He also is the author of a book, Indebted Development: Strategic Bargaining and Economic Adjustment in the Third World and, in 2010, an edited book, Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century. The paperback edition was published in 2011. Currently, he is working on soft power and Japan's foreign policy as well as a book on the politics of globalization. His Honor’s class, the International Leadership Academy, is profiled in the Fall 2009 issue of the University of Utah Alumni Association magazine Continuum (

Research Keywords

  • Soft Power, Interest Level: 1
  • Global Leadership, Interest Level: 1
  • Foreign Aid, Interest Level: 1