Samuel P. Huntington

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Samuel P. Huntington is an establishment Harvard Professor. He is the US author of the Trilateral Commission report, The Crisis of Democracy.

"Samuel P. Huntington is an Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. He graduated with distinction from Yale at age 18 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard and started teaching there when he was 23. He has been a member of Harvard's Department of Government since 1950 (except for a brief period between 1959 and 1962 when he was associate professor of government at Columbia University). His principal interests are: national security, strategy, and civil military relations; democratization and political and economic development of less-developed countries; cultural factors in world politics; and American national identity. During 1977 and 1978 he served at the White House as coordinator of security planning for the National Security Council. He was a founder and coeditor for seven years of the journal Foreign Policy." [1]

He is on the board of trustees of Freedom House.

He's a member of the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media. Huntington served as "Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University."

Huntington is "Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Professor Huntington is the author or editor of over a dozen books and ninety scholarly articles. His book The Clash of Civilizations and Remaking of World Order (1996) has been translated into 31 languages.

"His other works include The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (1957), Political Order in Changing Societies (1968), and The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (1991) (winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order).

"In 1977/78 Professor Huntington served at the White House as Coordinator of Security Planning for the National Security Council. He was also the founder and co-editor of the quarterly journal, Foreign Policy.

"Huntington received his B.A. from Yale University, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1951."

Huntington's next book Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity will be released in May 2004.[2]

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  1. Editorial Board & Staff, Journal of Democracy, accessed September 24, 2007.
  2. People, Belfer Center, accessed November 18, 2008.
  3. Previous Winners, Grawemeyer Awards, accessed March 23, 2009.
  4. Staff, Cultural Change Institute, accessed December 12, 2010.

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