Rory Stewart

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Jan. 3, 1973

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Roderick James Nugent Stewart (born 3 January 1973), known as Rory Stewart, is a British academic, diplomat, explorer, author, former soldier, and former politician, who is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches politics and international relations. Before this appointment, he served as a minister in four different departments of the UK government, before serving in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from May to July 2019. He was also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Penrith and The Border from 2010 to 2019. Born in British Hong Kong, Stewart was educated at the Dragon School and Eton College. After studying at Balliol College, Oxford, Stewart worked for Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service as a diplomat in Indonesia and as British Representative to Montenegro. He left the diplomatic service to undertake a two-year walk across Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal. He later wrote a best-selling book, The Places in Between, about his experiences. He subsequently served as a Deputy Governor in Maysan and Dhi Qar for the Coalition Provisional Authority following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and wrote a second book covering this period, Occupational Hazards or The Prince of …

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