David C. Sperling
David C. Sperling is Research Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Strathmore Governance Center. The Center was established in 2007, in collaboration with the Hills Program on Governance of the Center of Strategic and International Studies, to promote the study of corporate and institutional governance in Africa. Previous to his current academic appointments, Dr. Sperling lectured in the Department of History at the University of Nairobi. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and at the Harry Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Sperling’s ongoing research concerns Fundamentalism and African expressions of Islam and Christianity in East Africa, and issues related to the impact of globalization on poverty in Africa. Dr. Sperling received his BA from Yale University, his MA from Harvard, and his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.