Björn Wittrock - Curriculum vitae#


Education
  • Exam from Senior High School/Gymnasium, Norra Latin, Stockholm; Honours degree, Award of the King's Fund, 1964.
  • B.A. and M.A., Stockholm University, 1967 and 1968 respectively (honours degrees with the following disciplines in the exams: Political Science, Philosophy, Economics and Statistics).
  • Ph.D. (Political Science), Stockholm University, 1974.
  • Docent Habilitation, Stockholm University, 1979.

Recent Academic Appointments and Awards
  • Rector's Guest, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, January-April, 2004.
  • Honorary Doctor, University of Tartu, Estonia, Promotion Ceremony, December 1, 2003.
  • Member, Academia Europaea, 2001-present.
  • Director’s Guest, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, January, 2000.
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, January-June, 1999.
  • Awarded the Torgny Segerstedt Medal on December 16, 1998 by the Rector magnificus of Uppsala University; highest award of Uppsala University for contributions to the social sciences and the humanities by a scholar from any of the Swedish universities. The Torgny Segerstedt medal is awarded biannually (and includes a Prize sum).
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest (Collegium Budapest), Fall/Winter 1996- 97.
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, April, 1994.
  • University Professor (by letter of appointment of the Swedish Cabinet), Uppsala University, 1999-present.
  • Director, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, 1985 - present.

Current Academic, Scientific and Professional Offices
  • Vice President, International Institute of Sociology (founded in 1893), 2004-present.
  • Member of the Board, European and American Young Scholars' Summer Institute Programme, Joint Programme of the institutes for advanced study at Berlin, Princeton, Research Triangle Park, Stanford, Uppsala and Wassenaar), funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 2002-present.
  • Member and representative of the European Commission, Council of Scientists, INTAS (European Research Council for the Countries of the former Soviet Union), 2001-present.
  • Member of the Board, Ernst Cassirer Society, Göteborg, Sweden, 2004-present.
  • Chairman, Commission for the Evaluation of the Collegium Budapest, 2003-2004.
  • Member, Commission of the Leibnitz-Gemenischaft for the evaluation of the Science Center Berlin for Social Research (WZB), 2003-04.
  • Member, Presidential Commission “Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung in der Max – Planck-Gesellschaft”, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2001-2003.
  • Initiator, Ernst-Cassirer-Visting-Scholars-Programme; SCASSS, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and Ernst-Mortiz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald; funded by the Volkswagen- Stiftung, 2002-present.
  • Member, Scientific Council, "Centre for Behavioural and Health Sciences", National Centre of Excellence, located at University of Tartu, Estonia, 2002-present.
  • Member, Science Advsiory Board, Government of Sweden, 1999-2002.
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin), 2000-present.
  • Member, Scientific Council, Programme on Islam and Modernity, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin; Free University Berlin; Humboldt University Berlin, 2001-present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, (American) Council for European Studies, 2000-2003.
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest (Collegium Budapest), 1999-present.
  • Member, Search Committee for New Rector and Permanent Fellows, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Board of SIAS (Some Institutes for Advanced Study (a consortium of the institutes for advanced study at Berlin, Princeton, Research Triangle Park, Stanford, Uppsala and Wassenaar), 1992-present; Chairperson 1994-5, 2000-01.
  • Member, International Consulting Board, Center for Analysis of Cultural Change in Europe, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 1995 -present.
  • Member, International Council for Science Policy Studies, 1994 -present.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Program on Advanced Research on the Europeanization of the Nation State, Norwegian Research Council, 1993 - 2003.

Some Past Academic Appointments
  • Lars Hierta Professor of Government (appointed by letter of appointment of the Swedish Cabinet), Stockholm University, 1994 -99.
  • Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University (av regeringen tillsvidareförordnad), November, 1986 - 94.
  • Visiting Research Professor ("Gastforschungsprofessor"), Science Center Berlin for Social Research (WZB) (one month a year), 1990 - 1993.
  • Director, Stockholm Center for Organizational Research on the Public Sector, Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics, 1992 - 94.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Research Policy and Planning Unit, President's Office, Science Center Berlin (WZB), September 1984, October - November, 1986.
  • Visiting Scholar, Comparative Higher Education Research Group, University of California, Los Angeles, July, 1983.
  • Acting Lars Hierta Professor of Government, Stockholm University, Spring 1983.
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, 1980 - 86.
  • Chairman, Group for the Study of Higher Education and Research Policy, Stockholm University, 1980 - 86.
  • Visiting Research Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 1979; May - August, 1980, January - June 1985, January- February, 1986.
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, 1975 - 79.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and German-Scandinavian Studies Area, Washington University, St. Louis, Spring, 1976.

Some Past Academic, Scientific and Professional Offices
  • Member, Commission of the Science Council of Germany (Wissenschaftsrat) for the evaluation of “Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut”, Essen, 2001
  • Evaluator, Centres of Excellence Programme, Academy of Finland, 2001.
  • Member, Commission of the Science Council of Germany (Wissenschaftsrat) for the evaluation of the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (WIKO), 2000.
  • Evaluator, European Commission; Main responsibility for the social sciences in assessing applications to the programme of support to Centres of Excellence in Central and Eastern Europe, Brussels, November 1999.
  • Member, Research Council, European University Institute, Florence, 1996-1999.
  • Member, Scientific Council, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZIF), Universität Bielefeld, 1994-2002.
  • Member, Executive Board of the Society of (Swedish) Parliamentarians and Scientists (RIFO), 1989 - 2001.
  • Member, Commission of the Science Council of Germany (Wissenschaftsrat) for the evaluation of the Science Center Berlin for Social Research (WZB), 1996.
  • Member, Council for Studies in Higher Education, Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges, 1987 - 1997.
  • Member, Scientific Council, (Swedish) Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS), 1990 - 1996.
  • Member, Planning Committee for the Bicentennial symposium, Les Grands Collèges Européens et les Savoirs, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1992-94.
  • Member, Steering Committee, International Social Science Council, Program on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, 1991-94.
  • Member, International Expert Panel on Social Science, Science Council of Switzerland, October-December, 1992.
  • Co-responsible (with Assar Lindbeck and Johan Myhrman), Nobel Symposium, "Growth of the Public Sector", 1981-1983.

Membership in Editorial Boards
  • Member, Editorial Board, European Review: Interdisciplinary Journal of the Academia Europaea, 2004 - present.
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Revue Internationale de Sociologie, 2003 - present.
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Methodos Series, Methodological Prospects in the Social Sciences, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001 - present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sociology of the Sciences. A Yearbook, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990-present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Contributions to the History of Concepts, 2005-present.
  • Guest Editor, Medieval Encounters, Brill Academic Publihsers, Vol. 10, No 1-3, 2005.
  • Member, Board of Editors, special issue of Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter 2000.
Member, International Editorial Board, European Journal of Social Theory, 2000-present.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Polis: Journal of the Russian Association of Political Science, 2002-present.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Trames: Journal for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Estonian Academy of Sciences and University of Tartu, 2000-present.
  • Member, Board of Editors, special issue of Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Summer 1998.
  • Member, Editorial Board, (Swedish) Journal of Political Philosophy, 1997 -present.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Finnish Yearbook in Political Thought, 1996-2003.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, European Yearbook of Comparative Government and Public Administration, Baden-Baden: Nomos; Boulder, Co: Westview, 1995-1998.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Knowledge and Policy: The International Journal of Knowledge Transfer and Utilization, Transaction Periodicals Consortium, 1991-94.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990-95.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Policy and Politics, Dorset Press, University of Bristol, 1990-2000.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Policy Sciences: An International Journal Devoted to the Improvement of Policy Making, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1984- present.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Scandinavian Political Studies, Norwegian University Press, 1987-90.


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