Lead Faculty for Public Policy and Private Sector Development Programme
R. Kent Weaver is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University. His major fields of interest and expertise are American social policy, comparative public policy, and comparative political institutions. Before 1983 Weaver was a member of the political science department at Ohio State University.
Weaver is the author of Ending Welfare As We Know It, Automatic Government: The Politics of Indexation and The Politics of Industrial Change. He has also coauthored and co-edited a number of publications including The Collapse of Canada?, The Government Taketh Away, Guidance for Governance, Think Tanks and Civil Societies, Looking Before We Leap: Social Science and Welfare Reform, and Do
Institutions Matter: Government Capabilities in the U.S. and Abroad.
Weaver graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1978 and 1982, respectively.