Biography of Giovanni Sartori
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 the University 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.
- 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.
Further Academic 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 Sciences, 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; 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.
- 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.
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Qualitative Method Section of APSA, for Exceptional Contributions to Social Science Methodology, 2006.
- Freedom Prize, Fundación Internacional para Libertad, Buenos Aires, 2005.
- The Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in European Political Sociology, ECPR , Pisa, 2007
- Premio Croce, Pescasseroli, 2008.
- Premio Giovanni Spadolini, Castiglioncello, 2008.