Ronald Inglehart is the Lowenstein Professor of Political Science and a research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is also co-director of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia. Inglehart helped found the Euro-Barometer surveys and directs the World Values Survey, which has surveyed representative national samples of the publics of 97 countries containing almost 90 percent of the world’s population. His research deals with changing belief systems and their impact on social and political change.
He has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Nigeria and New Zealand, and has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department and the European Union. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Social and Political Science.
- Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, 2012
- Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 2010
- Uppsala University, Sweden, 2006
- Winner, Mattei Dogan Prize from International Political Science Association, 2014
- Winner, Helen Dinerman Prize from World Association of Public Opinion Research, 2014
- Co-winner, Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2011
- Democratization in Global Perspectives (graduate)
- Introduction to Comparative Politics (undergraduate)
- Special Topics (undergraduate)
- Center for Political Studies
Fields of Study:
- Comparative Government and Politics
- Political Development
- Political Psychology
- "The Authoritarian Reflex and Donald Trump", World Association of Public Opinion Research meeting, Toronto, Canada May 2019.
- "The Silent Revolution in Reverse: Trump and the Xenophobic Authoritarian Populist Parties", APSA Presentation, 2018.
- "The Age of Insecurity: Can Democracy Save Itself?" Foreign Affairs, May 2018.
- "Cultural Evolution: People's Motivations Are Changing, and Reshaping the World", Cambridge University Press, 2018
- "Global Clash of Values?" An interview on the Russian TV channel, Russia Today.
- "Cultural Change, Slow and Fast: The Distinctive Trajectory of Norms Governing Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation", Social Forces (2017) 1-28, January 24, 2016
- "Trump and the Xenophobic Populist Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse", Perspectives on Politics, June, 2017
- "DECLINING WILLINGNESS TO FIGHT IN WARS: The Individual-level Basis of the Long Peace", Journal of Peace Research, 2015 52(4), 418-434
- "Modernization, Existential Security and Cultural Change: Reshaping Human Motivations and Society", Advances in Culture and Psychology Oxford Univ Press, 2016
- "Genetic Factors, Cultural Predispositions, Happiness and Gender Equality", Journal of Research in Gender Studies, Volume 4(1), 2014
- "Changing Values in the Islamic World and the West", Values and Political Action in the Middle East New York: Oxford University Press, 2017