Kellogg Visiting Fellow George Tsebelis of the University of Michigan has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

On Wednesday, the Academy announced its 213 new members, who include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, and artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders.

Tsebelis, the Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science at Michigan, works in comparative politics and is a specialist in political institutions.

His work uses game theoretic models to analyze the effects of institutions in Western Europe and the European Union. More recent work examines institutions in Latin America and Eastern Europe. 

At Kellogg, he has taken advantage of a massive dataset made available by the Comparative Constitutions Project to consider a range of questions related to constitutional choices and their potential outcomes on institutions, growth and welfare, and individual and human rights in both democratic and nondemocratic countries.

Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world.

The new class will be inducted at an October 8 ceremony in Cambridge, Mass. (See full list of inductees.)


Upcoming Events

Featured Event

Mark Your Calendars
Muhammad Yunus

Global Citizenship for Human Development: A Conversation with Muhammad Yunus

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus, the recipient of the 2017–18 Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity, is an economist, social entrepreneur, and Nobel Laureate, heralded around the world as a pioneer of microfinance. More recently, he has become known for his efforts to harness capitalism as a force for good that promotes equitable human development and global sustainability...
Read More

Raymond C. Offenheiser ‘71

Ray Offenheiser is the inaugural director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and distinguished professor of the practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs, where he serves also on the Keough School’s Leadership Council...
Read More



March 23 to March 24
Romero Days 2018 - Memorializing Martyrdom: Romero's Beatification and Our Task Today
Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC , Peter J. Casarella, Douglass Cassel, David M. Lantigua, Sean O’Brien
March 23
Deadline: Undergraduate Mentoring Award Nominations
Deadlines, Undergraduate Programs


March 26
The Quest for Material Progress in Global Perspective: Colombia, 1850-1903
Working Groups, Latin American History Working Group
Jairo Campuzano Hoyos