Giovanni Sartori, born in Florence, Italy, is currently Albert Schweitzer Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Columbia University, New York (from 1994), and Professor Emeritus at theUniversity of Florence.
Graduate in Political and Social Sciences, University of Florence, 1946.
University teaching qualification in History of Modern Philosophy, 1954.
University teaching qualification in State Theory, 1955.
Assistant Professor of History of Modern Philosophy, University of Florence, 1950-56.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florence, 1956-63.
Professor of Sociology, University of Florence, 1963-66.
Professor of Political Science, University of Florence, 1966-76.
Professor, European University Institute, 1974-76.
Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, 1976-79.
Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, 1979-94.
Professor of Political Science, University of Florence, 1992-94.
Other Academic Appointments
Visiting Professor of Government, Harvard University, Fall 1964-65.
Visiting Professor of Political Science and Fellow of the Concilium on International and Area Studies, Yale University, 1966-67.
Recurrent Visiting Professor of Political Science, Yale University, Fall 1968-69.
Senior Fellow by courtesy, Hoover Institution, Stanford, 1976.
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington D.C., Fall 1982.
Visiting Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1988-89.
and Professional Appointments
Director of the Institute of Political Science, University of Florence, 1966-76.
Executive Committee and Program Committee, International Political Science Association (IPSA), 1967-76.
Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Florence, 1969-71.
President of the Committee for Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (COCTA) of IPSA, the International Sociological Association (ISA), and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), 1970-79.
Executive Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 1973-76.
Director of the Center for Italian Studies, Columbia University, 1980-85.
Founder and editor of the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 1971-2003.
Honors and Awards
President of the Italian Republic’s Gold Medal for Cultural and Educational Merits, 1971.
Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral SciÂences, Stanford, 1971-72.
Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences,1975
Guggenheim Fellow, 1978-79.
Ford Foundation Fellow, 1979.
Accademia dei Lincei, 1992.
Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Genoa, 1992; Georgetown University, Washington D.C.,1994; University of Guadalajara, 1997; University of Buenos Aires, 1998; Complutense University of Madrid, 2001; University of Bucharest, 2001; University of Athens, 2005; University of Urbino, 2005; UNAM – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, México City, 2007.
Award of the President of the Council of Ministers for the Social Sciences, Italy, 1994
Outstanding Book Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis (1976), 1998.
Comendador, Ordem do Cruzeiro do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil, 1999.
Premio Pen Club Italiano, 2004.
Festschrift in honor of Giovanni Sartori: La scienza politica di Giovanni Sartori, (Gianfranco Pasquino ed.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
Lifetime Achievment Award, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 2005.
Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, Oviedo (Spain) 2005.
Freedom Prize, Fundaciòn Internacional para Libertad, Buenos Aires, 2005.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Qualitative Method Section of APSA, for Exceptional Contributions to Social Science Methodology, 2006.
Life Achievement Award, America Political Science Association, 2006.
The Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in European Political Sociology, ECPR, University of Essex, England, Pisa, 2007.
Premio Benedetto Croce, Pescasseroli, 2008.
Premio Giovanni Spadolini, Castiglioncello, 2008.
Accademico Onorario dell’Accademia dei Georgofili, 2009.
Premio Elsa Morante, 2009.
Premio Karl Deutsch, IPSA – International Political Science Association, Santiago, 2009.
Premio Isaiah Berlin, 2013.
Ordine di Bernardo O’Higgins, Gran Cruz, 2014