Arend Lijphart

Arend Lijphart

Title: Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Company: University of California, San Diego
Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Arend Lijphart, research professor emeritus of political science at the University of California, San Diego, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of political science education.

An outstanding educator and passionate political scientist, Dr. Lijphart has been affiliated with the University of California, San Diego, since 1978, currently holding the position of research professor emeritus of political science for the institution since 2000. He has authored numerous works, including “The Trauma of Decolonization: The Dutch and West New Guinea,” “Politics in Europe: Comparisons and Interpretations” and “Electoral Laws and their Political Consequences,” among others. Bettering any organization with which he is affiliated, he has held membership with organizations such as the International Political Science Association and the American Association for Netherlandic Studies. Dr. Lijphart immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands in 1955 and has loved the life he created for himself and his family, finding immense joy in his career and personal life.

Dr. Lijphart is immensely proud of both the scholarly and political advocacy work he has done in South Africa as well as his contributions to the political science department at the University of California, San Diego. He considers a career highlight to have been when he was selected as president of the American Political Science Association in 1995 and is grateful to his parents and mentors who inspired and cultivated his love of political science. He has received dozens of awards throughout the course of his career, including, but not limited to, the George Hallett Prize from the American Political Science and fellowships with Yale University, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Guggenheim Foundation. An outstanding political scientist, Dr. Lijphart has been presented with The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in Who’s Who in the West.

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