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Randall Robinson

Randall Robinson

Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Phone: 
(814) 867-2792
Education: 

J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Virginia Union University

Professor Robinson is an internationally acclaimed author and founder of TransAfrica and the Free South Africa Movement. He is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards from organizations that include the Congressional Black Caucus, UNICEF, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and The King Center. He has been hailed as “on of the world’s foremost advocates for freedom and justice,” by Henry Louis Gates, and Cornell West says that Professor Robinson stands as “a towering freedom fighter in the world of ideas and actions.” His advocacy on behalf of the people of Haiti spurred a multinational operation to restore Haiti’s first democratically elected government. His current interests include U.S. foreign policy towards the Caribbean and Africa, the use of foreign policy to achieve social goals, and racial equity. The government of South Africa recognized him as one of 31 heroes of the anti-apartheid movement at a Freedom Day ceremony on April 27, 2012.

Professor Robinson is the creator and host of "World on Trial," a production of Penn State Law, WPSU, and the Penn State School of International Affairs.

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to Kidnapping of a President (2007)

Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from His Native Land (2004)

The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other (2002)

The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks (2001)

Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America (1998)