About the speaker:

Stathis N. Kalyvas is Gladstone Professor of Government and fellow of All Souls College at Oxford. Until 2018, he was Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also directed the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence and codirected the Hellenic Studies Program.

He is the author of The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996), The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015), the co-editor of Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and the Oxford Handbook on Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2019), and the author of more than fifty scholarly articles in five languages, as well as several books and edited volumes in Greek.

His work has received several awards, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs, the Luebbert Award for best book in comparative politics, the European Academy of Sociology Book Award, the Luebbert Award for the best article in comparative politics (three times), and the Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history. His research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Peace Institute, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the UK’s Department for International Development, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2007. In 2008, he was elected in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

About the lecture:

Established in 1999, the annual Eckstein Lecture recognizes Harry Eckstein for his scholarly contributions to the study of democracy and his role in cofounding the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy. Eckstein was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1970-99), fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (1958-59), Guggenheim fellow (1974), American Political Science Association vice president (1981-82), editor (1960-63) and member of the editorial board of World Politics (1960-80), a founding member of the editorial board of Comparative Political Studies (1966-99), IBM Professor of International Studies at Princeton University (1969-80), UC Irvine's first Distinguished Professor (1980-93) and then Distinguished Research Professor (1993-99) of political science at UC Irvine. Eckstein came to the United States as a young child as part of an exodus from the Third Reich that became known as the One Thousand Children.


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