Center for Social Entrepreneurship

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Nadia Rabesahala Horning


Through her teaching and research in African governance and natural resource management, Nadia Rabesahala Horning has made critical contributions to the curriculum of the political science department at Middlebury College, as well as to the programs in Environmental Studies and African Studies. Her research examines connections across three levels of decision-making–community, national, and international—to explain persistent deforestation in Madagascar, Tanzania, and Uganda. Her new research project investigates why African professionals do or do not return to Africa to live and work. The recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, Fulbright-Hayes, and the World Wildlife Fund, Dr. Horning graduated from George Mason University (B.A. in international studies and M.A. in international transactions), and from Cornell University (M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative politics). She is currently the Director of African Studies and Academic Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College. She likes to bake cupcakes and has done so at sea level, high altitude, gluten-free, dairy-free, and on three continents.



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