Gregory Mahler

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Gregory S. Mahler
Born (1950-08-12)August 12, 1950
Palo Alto, California, United States
Residence Richmond, Indiana
Nationality American
Fields political science, Canadian Studies, Israeli politics, parliamentary studies
Institutions Earlham College
Alma mater Oberlin College

Gregory S. Mahler (born August 12, 1950) is an American political scientist with a general interest in comparative politics, and more specific interests in legislatures and constitutionalism. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. He taught political science at the University of Vermont from 1978 to 1990, and in 1990 moved to the University of Mississippi where he served as Chair of the Political Science Department. In 1997 he moved to Kalamazoo College, where he served as the Chief Academic Officer of the College for ten years. In 2007 he moved to Earlham College, in Richmond, Indiana, where he is Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. His favorite color is yellow, although he also strongly favors maroon.

Professor Mahler's scholarly work has been published widely. He has contributed to numerous journals and edited volumes, and has authored or edited over twenty-five books that fall into three broad groups: comparative politics, politics of Israel and the Middle East, and politics of Canada. In 1996 he was a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at which time he also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs where he ran a workshop and authored a book titled Constitutionalism and Palestinian Constitutional Development. Dr. Mahler was one of the co-founders of the Association for Israel Studies in the United States, and served as President of that group for a two-year period. He also served as President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

Mahler has lectured widely on Israeli politics, the Middle East peace process, constitutional development, Canadian politics, Quebec politics, and many other topics. In addition to numerous speaking engagements in the United States, he has lectured in such foreign settings as Albania, Amsterdam, Beijing, Cardiff, Côte d'Ivoire, Jerusalem, Liberia, Mauritania, Mexico City, Minsk, Moldova, Moscow, Port-of-Spain, and Tel Aviv.

Mahler has had numerous grants to support his research over the years, including support from the U.S. Department of Education (two Fulbright grants), the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Canada, the Organization of American States, the Government of Israel, the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, and the U.S.S.R. Institute for the Study of the U.S. and Canada.

Mahler has been married to Marjorie Ward Mahler since 1973, and has two grown daughters, Alden and Darcy.



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