Robert B. Lloyd, Ph.D.
Professor of International Relations, Seaver College
Office: School of Public Policy (SPP)
Phone: (310) 506-7652
Fax: (310) 506-7518
Dr. Robert Lloyd is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages, an associate professor of international relations at Pepperdine University, and head of Pepperdine's International Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., a master's in regional planning from Cornell University and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Arizona.
His areas of research include international conflict management and negotiation, Africa, democratization, and development. Recent scholarly publications include "The Caprivi Strip of Namibia: Shifting Sovereignty and the Negotiation of Boundaries," part of an edited volume on Border Anomalies, Rowman and Littlefield and "Christian Mediation in International Conflicts," part of an edited volume on Religion, Identity, and Global Governance, University of Toronto Press.
Lloyd is an academic fellow with Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Summer Institute for Israel Studies and with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.. He has been an election observer with the International Republican Institute, observing the 2003, 2007, and 2011 presidential elections in Nigeria and the 2005 presidential Liberia. He was also an election observer for the United States Department of State and the United Nations during Mozambique's first multiparty elections following its civil war. He consults with Freedom House on issues of democratization and good governance, contributing regularly to its "Countries at the Crossroads" project.
Prior to Pepperdine, Lloyd worked for ten years in a number of leadership positions for an international development nongovernmental organization (NGO). In this capacity he was responsible for directing staff and programs in Kenya, South Africa, and Mozambique. He later represented the NGO with the United Nations (UN) in New York and Europe, during which time he led in obtaining high-level consultative status for the NGO with the UN's Economic and Social Council.