The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies presents:
Rory Stewart, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice and Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border: “Failed States — And How Not to Fix Them.”
Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border – the largest geographical constituency in England - having been elected in 2010.In January 2018 he was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, having previously been the Minister of State for Africa in both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development (DFID) (June 2017-January 2018), and the Minister of State in DFID (June 2016-June 2017) and, prior to that, Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs at DEFRA. His previous career was in foreign affairs, particularly focused on military intervention and international development. On leave from the Foreign Service he walked for 21 months crossing Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal, staying in 500 village houses on the journey.