Jean Blondel - Curriculum Vitae#

Born in Toulon, France (1929), educated in Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques and Faculté de Droit, 1950-1953) and in Oxford (St Antony's College, 1953-1955).

  • Research Student, University of Manchester, 1957-1958
  • Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer in Political Institutions, University of Keele (Staffordshire) England, 1958-63
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, Yale University, 1963-1964
  • Professor of Government, University of Essex, 1964-1984
  • Occasional Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1968-78
  • Visiting Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1969-70
  • Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1984-1985
  • Professor of Political Science, European University Institute, 1985-94
  • Visiting professor, Colorado College, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2002
  • Professorial fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, European University Institute, 1994-
  • Visiting Professor, University of Siena, 1996-

  • Founder of department and Chairman, Department of Government, University of Essex, 1964-1968
  • Dean, School of Comparative Studies, University of Essex, 1967-69 and 1980-1981
  • Deputy Vice-chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Essex, 198l-83
  • Co-founder and Executive director, European Consortium for Political Research, 1970-79, which now groups over 150 departments and faculties across Europe
  • Member of its executive committee, ECPR, 1979-1988
  • Chairman, Law and Government Committee, Economic and Social Research Council, London, 1985-1987
  • Chairman, Society and Politics Development Group, and Member of Council, Economic and Social Research Council, London, 1987-1990
  • Member, Research Conference Working Party, European Science Foundation, 1990-1993
  • Chairman, Science Policy Support Group, 1995-
  • Chairman, British Election Study ESRC Management Committee, 1996-1997
  • Chairman, Future of election studies ESRC Working Party, 1997-1998
  • Consultancies with World Bank, OECD (SIGMA programme) 1998-1999

  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, since 1990
  • Hon. doctorates from: University of Salford (1991), University of Essex (1992), Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve (1993), University of Turku (1995), University of Macerata (2007)
  • Political Studies of the United Kingdom 50th Anniversary Award for Lifetime Achievement in Political Science (2000)
  • Member American Academy of Sciences (2004)
  • Awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for Lifetime Achievement in political science (2004)

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