Dr. Manley Begay


Navajo Nation citizen Manley Begay an expert in tribal economic development and indigenous governance. He is the faculty chair of the Native Nations Institute at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Senior Lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona.

He serves as co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as on a number of national boards focusing on Native American development and wellness.

Begay’s research focuses on Native American education, tribal governance and law. His work has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post.


Senior Lecturer of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona

Areas of Expertise:  Tribal Economic Development, Educational Leadership, Indigenous Governance, Native American Issues

Location: Tucson, AZ
Contact Info:

Email: mbegay@email.arizona.edu

Phone: (520) 626-8629
Begay on “Rebuilding Native Nations: ‘The Importance of Cultural Match’” for the Native Nations Institute



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