Alexander L. George

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Alexander L. George
Born Alexander L. Givargis
(1920-05-31)May 31, 1920
Chicago, USA
Died August 16, 2006(2006-08-16) (aged 86)
Seattle, USA
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago
Spouse(s) Juliette L. George
Children Mary L. Douglass
Awards 1975 Bancroft Prize
1983 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
1997 NAS Award for Behavior Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War
1998 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
Scientific career
Fields International relations, foreign policy, behavioural science and political psychology.
Institutions Stanford University
RAND Corporation
American University

Alexander L. George (May 31, 1920 Chicago - August 16, 2006 Seattle)[1] was an American behavioral scientist. He was the Graham H. Stuart Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Stanford University.


His parents were Assyrians from Urmia in north-west Persia.[2] He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Chicago, where he received his doctorate in political science in 1958.

According to David A. Hamburg he was the among the first to lead behavioral scientists into studying the "very painful and dangerous" issues of nuclear crisis management during the Cold War era and to carry knowledge directly to policy leaders. George "focused a great deal of attention on reducing nuclear danger," he added. "I regard him as a truly great scholar and human being."[1]




External links[edit]

  • Dan Caldwell, Timothy J. McKeown, Alexander L. George, eds. (1993). Diplomacy, force, and leadership: essays in honor of Alexander L. George. Westview Press. ISBN 978-0-8133-1745-8.