Robert B. Hawkins, Junior., was president and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Contemporary Studies.
He received a Doctor of Philosophy in political philosophy from the University of Washington. Hawkins graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated High School in 1959 and from Junior College in 1962.
Hawkins was chairman of the United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations from 1982-1993. In 1987, Hawkins commissioned the writing of the book Winning the Brain Race. Hawkins has served as the director of the American Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution.
He also served in the United States Army and as a department head in the California state government.
Books by Hawkins Junior. Self-Government by District: Myth and Reality.
From 1987 to 1991, Hawkins co-hosted the San Francisco public policy television program "That"s Politics" and a weekly radio show, "California Political Review".