Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria

Henning Melber (PhD) is also Senior Research Associate, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala; Senior Research Fellow, The Institute for Commonwealth Studies/School for Advanced Study, University of London; Professor Extraordinary, Centre for Africa Studies/University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; and a Director emeritus/Senior Advisor of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala/Sweden. He is the van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professor for Sociology and Political Sciences at the University of Cape Town in October/November 2017.
Co-editor: Africa Yearbook/Managing co-editor: Africa Spectrum/Editor-in-chief: Strategic Review for Southern Africa

Experience

  • –present
    Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Africa Studies/University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
  • –present
    Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Sciences/University of Pretoria
  • –present
    Director emeritus/Senior Advisor, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala
  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Commonwealth Studies/Centre for Advanced Study, University of London
  • –present
    Senior Advisor, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala
  • 2000–2006
    Research Director, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala
  • 1992–2000
    Director, Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU), Windhoek

Education

  • 1993 
    University of Bremen, Habilitation in Development Studies (Entwicklungssoziologie)
  • 1980 
    University of Bremen, PhD in Political Sciences
  • 1977 
    Freie Universität Berlin, MA in Political Sciences