HOWARD P LEHMAN portrait
  • Director, International Leadership Academy
  • Director of the Fulbright Program, Office for Global Engagement
  • Director, International Relations Certificate, Political Science Department
  • Professor, Political Science Department
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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 (http://www.continuum.utah.edu/2009fall/feature1.html).

Research Keywords

  • Soft Power
  • Global Leadership
  • Foreign Aid

Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, “Global Leadership,” Park City High School, September 9, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/09/2016.
  • A Reassessment of Soft Power: Muddling Through Globalization. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/11/2015.
  • Lumsdaine’s Moral Vision as Applied to Soft Power. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/06/2015.
  • Welcome Talk, Antonio Caprio, Associate Chief Justice of the Philippines Supreme Court, on his presentation, “Philippine Perspective of the South China Sea Dispute". Other, Presented, 05/04/2015.
  • Muddling Through Globalization: Can Soft Power Rescue the US. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/10/2015.
  • “Global Leadership in the Classroom: An Organizational Model to Teach Leadership to Students,” American Political Science Association, August 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2014.
  • “Global Leadership in the Classroom: An Organizational Model to Teach Leadership to Students,” International Leadership Association. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Moderator, “Becoming a Professional: International Career Panel and Networking,” International Studies Program, University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Invited Speaker, “Global Leadership and Soft Power: Japan’s Emergence as a Foreign Aid Leader,” Kyushu University, Fukuoka. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Invited Speaker, National Council for International Visitors Western Regional Meeting, Salt Lake City, June 8, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2012.
  • “Japan as a Soft Power Global Leader: The Role of Foreign Aid,” International Studies Association, April 2012. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Organizer and Invited Speaker, “Where in the World is US Foreign Policy?: Foreign Policy Positions of the Presidential Candidates,” Utah Chapter of the Fulbright Association, Westminster College, March 27, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.
  • “Japan as a Soft Power Global Leader: The Role of Foreign Aid,” International Studies Association. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “Foreign Aid to Africa: Are You a Planner or a Searcher?” Global Health Program, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/16/2010.
  • “Foreign Aid: Does it Help or Hinder Countries?”, Japan in Today’s World, Kyushu University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/01/2010.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Aid to Africa,” Kyushu University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/31/2010.
  • “Japan’s National Economic Identity and Foreign Aid: The Case of Ghana,” Problems, Promises, and Paradoxes of Aid: Africa’s Experiences, Institute for African Development, Cornell University, April 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/17/2010.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Aid to Africa: Towards Sustainable Economic Growth in Ghana?,” International Studies Association, February 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 2010.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Aid Strategy in Africa: The Case of Ghana,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • “Globalizing Higher Education: Designing the International Leadership Academy,” Teaching and Learning Conference sponsored by the American Political Science Association, February 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • “The Asian Economic Model in Africa: Japan-African Relations in an Age of Globalization,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, March 2008. Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.
  • “Japan's National Economic Identity and African Development,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2007. Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • “Motivations of Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy to Africa: An Analysis of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development,” UNU-WIDER Conference on Foreign Aid: Principles, Policies and Performance, Helsinki, Finland, June 2006. Conference Paper, Other, 2007.
  • Howard Lehman, “Motivations of Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy to Africa: An Analysis of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development,” WIDER Research Paper No. 2007/61 (October 2007), 17 pages. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2007.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy to Africa: An Assessment of Ten Years of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development,” Poster Session, International Studies Association meeting, March 2005. Conference Paper, Presented, 2005.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy to Africa: An Assessment of Ten Years of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development,” African Studies Association meeting, October 2003. Conference Paper, Presented, 2003.
  • “South Africa’s 1999 Elections,” African Studies Association meeting, November 2000. Conference Paper, Presented, 2000.
  • "Mediation and Bargaining in Africa: U.S.-Angola Relations" African Studies Association meeting, November 1996. Conference Paper, Presented, 1996.
  • "The U.S. and Third-Party Mediation in Angola: Using the Two-Level Bargaining Game," International Studies Association, April 1994. Conference Paper, Presented, 1994.
  • "Third-Party Mediation in Africa: U.S. Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution in a Post-Cold War World," New Opportunities in American-Russian Relations in the Clinton-Yeltsin Era conference at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia, March 1993. Conference Paper, Presented, 1993.
  • "The Paradox of State Power in Africa: Debt Management Policies in Kenya and Zimbabwe," International Studies Association, April 1992. Conference Paper, Presented, 1992.
  • "The Politics of Strategic Debt Negotiations," International Studies Association, March 1991. Conference Paper, Presented, 1991.
  • "Bargaining Strategies of International Creditors and Debtor States: Escaping the Adjustment Dilemma," African Studies Association, November 1990. Conference Paper, Presented, 1990.
  • "Strategic Bargaining in Brazil's Debt Negotiations: The Dynamics of the Two-Level Game," American Political Science Association, 1989 (with Jennifer L. McCoy). Conference Paper, Presented, 1989.
  • "The Resurgence of International Bank Conditionality: The Case of Brazil's Negotiations," International Studies Association, 1989. Conference Paper, Presented, 1989.
  • "Coalitional Politics and Adjustment Strategies in Kenya and Zimbabwe," African Studies Association, 1988. Conference Paper, Presented, 1988.
  • "Indebted Development: The Political Consequences of International Bank Lending in Developing States," American Political Science Association, 1987. Conference Paper, Presented, 1987.
  • "South African State Terror: The Costs of Continuing Repression," Midwest Political Science Association, 1982 (with Robert A. Denemark). Conference Paper, Presented, 1982.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Africa
  • Eastern Asia
  • Southern Africa

Publications

  • Howard Lehman, “Japan and Africa,” Tomodachi, (Autumn 2016): Howard Lehman, “Japan and Africa,” Tomodachi, (Autumn 2016). Published, 10/03/2016.
  • Howard P. Lehman, “Japan’s National Economic Identity and Foreign Aid: The Case of Ghana,” in Muna Ndulo and Nicolas van de Walle, eds., Problems, Promises, and Paradoxes of Aid: Africa’s Experience (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). Published, 12/2014.
  • Howard Lehman. “Trade Not Aid Behind Japan’s Policy To Africa,” East Asia Forum (July 27, 2013). Published, 07/2013.
  • Paperback edition of Howard P. Lehman, ed. Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century, (Routledge, 2011). Published, 10/2011.
  • Review of Roger Southall and John Daniel, eds. Zunami!: The 2009 South African Elections. Auckland Park, South Africa: Jacana Media, 2009 in African Studies Review. Published, 09/2010.
  • Howard Lehman, “Introduction,” in Howard Lehman, ed., Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century (Routledge). Published, 07/01/2010.
  • Howard Lehman, “Japan’s National Identity and Lessons for Africa,” in Howard Lehman, ed., Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century. Published, 07/01/2010.
  • Howard Lehman, ed., Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century, Routledge Press. Published, 07/01/2010.
  • Howard Lehman, “Globalizing Higher Education: Designing the International Leadership Academy,” PS: Political Science and Politics 42:8 (July 2009): 559-563. Published, 07/01/2009.
  • Howard Lehman, “The Emergence of Civil Society Organizations in South Africa,” Journal of Public Affairs 8 (2008): 115-127. Published, 2008.
  • Howard Lehman, “Japan’s National Economic Identity and African Development: What Can Africa Learn from Japan?,” SEATINI Bulletin, 11:3 (June 1, 2008): 1-13. Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute. Published, 2008.
  • Howard Lehman, “Deepening Democracy?: Demarcation, Traditional Authorities, and Municipal Elections in South Africa,” The Social Science Journal 44:2 (April 2007): 301-317. Published, 2007.
  • Howard Lehman, “U.S. Foreign Aid to Africa: The New Cold War and Foreign Aid,” Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 14:3 (March 2007): 161-170. Published, 2007.
  • Howard Lehman, “Japan’s Foreign Aid Policy to Africa: An Assessment of Ten Years of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development,” Pacific Affairs 78:3 (Fall 2005): 423-442. Published, 2005.
  • Howard Lehman, "Sub-Saharan Africa," in Clive S. Thomas, ed., Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004), pp. 333-335. Published, 2004.
  • Howard Lehman, "South Africa," in Clive S. Thomas, ed., Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004), pp. 332-333. Published, 2004.
  • Review of Peter Vale, Security and Politics in South Africa: The Regional Dimension. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers,2003 in Africa Today 51:1(Fall 2004): 136-8. Published, 2004.
  • Review of Darryl C. Thomas, The Theory and Practice of Third World Solidarity. New York: Praeger Publisher, 2001, in American Political Science Review (2002). Published, 2002.
  • Review of Aili Mari Tripp, Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997 in Journal of Asian and African Studies 33:3 (August 1998): 286-7. Published, 1998.
  • Review of Christopher Clapham, Africa and the International System: The Politics of State Survival. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996 in Political Studies 46:1 (March 1998): 195. Published, 1998.
  • Howard Lehman, "The Crisis in Higher Education in Slovakia: Recent Experiences in a Post-Communist Society," International Studies Notes 22:1 (Winter 1997): 6-11. Published, 1997.
  • Review of Ozay Mehmet, Westernizing the Third World: The Eurocentricity of Economic Development Theories. London: Routledge, 1995 in Journal of Developing Areas 31:1 (Fall 1996): 101-103. Published, 1996.
  • Howard Lehman, "Empowering the African State: Economic Adjustment Strategies in Kenya and Zimbabwe," in Kidane Megisteab and B. Ikubolajeh Logan, eds. Beyond Economic Liberalization in Africa: Structural Adjustment and the Alternatives (London: Zed Press, 1995): 199-225. Published, 1995.
  • Review of Timothy M. Shaw and Julius Emeka Okolo, eds., The Political Economy of Foreign Policy in ECOWAS. London: Macmillan, 1994 in Political Studies 43:3 (September 1995): 575. Published, 1995.
  • Review of Vaughan Robinson, ed., The International Refugee Crisis: British and Canadian Responses. London: Macmillan, 1993 in Political Studies 43:2 (June 1995): 381. Published, 1995.
  • Review of Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. London: Macmillan, 1993 in Political Studies 43:2 (June 1995): 385-6. Published, 1995.
  • Howard Lehman, "International Creditors and the Third World: Strategies and Policies from Baker to Brady," Journal of Developing Areas 28:2 (January 1994): 191-218. Published, 1994.
  • Review of Stephen John Stedman, ed., Botswana: The Political Economy of Democratic Development. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1993 in African Studies Review 37:2 (September 1994): 171-2. Published, 1994.
  • Review of Paul Gifford, Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 in Political Studies 42:1 (March 1994): 149-50. Published, 1994.
  • Howard Lehman, "From Confrontation to Cooperation: Strategic Bargaining in Brazil's Debt Negotiations," Political Science Quarterly 108: 1 (Spring 1993): 133-155. Published, 1993.
  • Howard Lehman, Indebted Development: Strategic Bargaining and Economic Adjustment in the Third World (London: Macmillan, 1993). Published, 1993.
  • Howard Lehman, "The Paradox of State Power in Africa: Debt Management Policies in Kenya and Zimbabwe," African Studies Review 35:2 (September 1992): 1-34. Published, 1992.
  • Howard Lehman, "The Dynamics of the Two-Level Bargaining Game: The 1988 Brazilian Debt Negotiations," with Jennifer L. McCoy, World Politics 44:4 (July 1992): 600-644. Published, 1992.
  • Howard Lehman, "The Political Economy of Comparative Environmental Policy," Policy Studies Journal 20:4 (Winter 1992): 719-732. Published, 1992.
  • Review of Stephen Burman, America in the Modern World: The Transcendence of United States Hegemony. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991 in Political Studies 40:4 (December 1992): 775. Published, 1992.
  • Review of Bonnie K. Campbell and John Loxley, eds. Structural Adjustment in Africa. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989 in African Studies Review 34:1 (April 1991):128-130. Published, 1991.
  • Howard Lehman, "The Politics of Adjustment in Kenya and Zimbabwe: The State as Intermediary," Studies in Comparative International Development 25:3 (Fall 1990):37-72. Published, 1990.
  • Howard Lehman, "South African State Terror: The Costs of Continuing Repression," with Robert A. Denemark, in Michael Stohl and George A. Lopez, eds. The State As Terrorist (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984):143-165. Published, 1984.
  • Howard Lehman, "A Note on the Minority White-Ruled System," a section of a chapter by Robert A. Denemark and Mary B. Welfling, "Terrorism in Sub-Sahara Africa," in Michael Stohl, ed. The Politics of Terrorism, 2nd Edition (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1983):365-369. Reprinted in third edition, 1988, pp. 483-487. Published, 1983.