Stathis N. Kalyvas is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also directs the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence.
He obtained his BA from the University of Athens (1986) and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1993), both in political science. He taught at Ohio State University (1993-94), New York University (1994-2000), and the University of Chicago (2000-03), before joining Yale in 2003. He has held visiting professorships and senior fellowships at Northwestern University, Columbia University, the University of Witten/Herdecke, the Juan March Institute, the Max Planck Institute, and the European University Institute.
He is the author of The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996), the co-editor of Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and the author of over fifty scholarly articles in five languages. His current research focuses on global trends in political violence.
Kalyvas has received several awards, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs, the Luebbert Award for best book in comparative politics, the European Academy of Sociology Book Award, the Luebbert Award for the best article in comparative politics (three times), and the Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history. His research has been funded by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Peace Institute, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2007. In 2008 he was elected in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In his lecture he explored aspects of the relationship of resistance and civil war during the occupation. He chose an approach that emphasizes “dynamic from below”, ie the choices and experiences of ordinary people as they arise primarily through selected archival sources.
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This year the Gennadius Library would like to thank Lloyd E. Cotsen and Margit Cotsen for their generous support.