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Jack A. Goldstone

Global Fellow


January 1, 2016 — December 31, 2019

Professional affiliation

Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Wilson Center Fellow

Full Biography

Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University. He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winner of the 1993 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association), editor of Political Demography, and has authored or edited ten additional books and over 140 book chapters and journal articles on various aspects of population, political conflict and social change.   Winner of the Barrington Moore and Arnoldo Momigliano awards for scholarship, he has chaired a National Academy of Sciences study of USAID democracy assistance, and worked with the OECD and the U.S. State and Defense Departments on their strategies for fragile states.  Goldstone blogs regularly on revolutions and world affairs at

Major Publications

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford U Press 2014)

Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford U Press 2012)

"The New Population Bomb" Foreign Affairs, January 2010

Previous Terms

Public Policy Fellow, Sept 2014-Dec. 2015: "10 Billion: The Challenges of Global Population Change for Democracy, Security, and Prosperity in the 21st Century"