Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is the recipient of prestigious grants and awards, including MacArthur Prize Fellowship and the Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He is also the recipient of the National Medal of Science, the “nation’s highest honor for scientific achievement and leadership” and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

Professor Axelrod researches how people make sense out of novel situations. In doing so, he examines the biological, political, and psychological factors in play. He also researches international security with an emphasis in cyber issues and Middle Eastern politics.

Representation Publications

Atran, Scott, and Robert Axelrod. “Why We Talk to Terrorists.” New York Times and International Herald Tribune (2010): A31.

Atran, Scott, Robert Axelrod, and Richard Davis. “Sacred Barriers to Conflict Resolution.” Science-New York Then Washington 317.5841 (2007): 1039-1040.

Axelrod, Robert. “On Six Advances in Cooperation Theory.” Analyse & Kritik 22.1 (2000): 130-151.

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