Meet the Director
global leadership institute
Dr. Robert M. Mauro
Director, Global Leadership Institute
Dr. Robert M. Mauro, Executive Director, also serves as Director of the Irish Institute. He completed his PhD (The Practice of Ideology, 2009) in Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York in Albany. Before coming to Boston College he undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at University College Dublin (UCD). While there he worked on a project, titled Breaking the Patterns of Conflict: The Irish State, the British Dimension, and the Northern Ireland Conflict, a comprehensive oral history of policy makers involved with Northern Ireland peace process from the Sunningdale Agreement to the St. Andrews Agreement.
In addition, to being an experienced academic, Dr. Mauro has extensive experience in university administration and a deep interest in entrepreneurial practices. During the past four years as Director of the Irish Institute, Dr. Mauro designed and implemented professional education programs for developing and senior leaders in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These programs hosted over 600 participants from fields as diverse as business and innovation, policy, science and technology, and bureaucracy. In addition, Dr. Mauro developed and continues to led an active alumni association allowing past participants to continue to share, learn, and advance through Irish Institute programing.
In addition to his work at Boston College, Dr. Mauro is active in ensuring that the university is well connected to the community. He is past-President of Irish Network Boston, a Director of the Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists, a board advisor to both The Frederick Douglass- Daniel O’Connell Project the Gaelic Players Association New England. Dr. Mauro received a “Top 40 Under 40” in Irish-America award in 2013.