Jack Goldstone Presented with Guggenheim Award

Posted: April 25, 2014 at 5:03 am, Last Updated: May 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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Jack A. Goldstone

Jack A. Goldstone

George Mason University professor Jack A. Goldstone has been announced as a 2014 winner of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship for sociology. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason’s School of Public Policy, a senior fellow at Mason’s Mercatus Center and director of the Center for Global Policy.

He is the author of “Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics” (Oxford University Press) and 10 other books, as well as more than 100 research articles on topics in politics, social movements, democratization and long-term social change. He has appeared on NPR, CNN, Al-Jazeera, and Fox News, and has written for Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Al-Hayat and the International Herald Tribune. He also writes the NewPopulationBomb.com, a widely read blog on global policy and national politics.

Guggenheim fellowships are presented to scholars, artists and scientists for achievement and promise and are chosen on the recommendations of panels and juries. More than $315 million has been granted to winners since the foundation’s creation in 1925. Awardees receive an undisclosed amount of funding to pursue the project of their choice. Goldstone was the recipient of one of 178 fellowships awarded this year.

“These artists and writers, scholars and scientists represent the best of the best,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation, in a statement announcing the awards. “Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

Write to Buzz McClain at bmcclai2@gmu.edu

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