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Famous Male Political Scientists

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List of famous male political scientists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male political scientists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being political scientists. There are thousand of males working as political scientists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic political scientists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a political scientist then the people below should give you inspiration.

A factual list, featuring people like Robert Spitzer and Benedict Anderson.

While this isn't a list of all male political scientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male political scientists?" and "Who are the best male political scientists?"

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    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1856-1924)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Historian, Professor, Political scientist, Political Science, + more
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    Zbigniew Brzezinski
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    Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belongs to the ...more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Political scientist, Author, Strategist, Critic
    • Credits: Iran: The Hundred Year War
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    Paul Wellstone
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    Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1944-2002)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Political scientist
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    George F. Kennan
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    George Frost Kennan was an American advisor, diplomat, and historian, known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion at the end of World War II. He later reversed himself on containment. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between USSR and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 101 (1904-2005)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Biographer, Diplomat, Historian, Political scientist, + more
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    Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. Global polls consistently find that Habermas is widely recognized as one of the world's leading ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • Profession: Political scientist, Philosopher
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    Norman Gary Finkelstein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Author, Writer
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    Bjørn Lomborg
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    Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. He became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist. In 2002, Lomborg and the Environmental Assessment ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Cool It
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    Paul Wolfowitz
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    Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is a former President of the World Bank, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist, Banker
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    Leo Strauss
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    Leo Strauss was a German-American political philosopher and classicist who specialized in classical political philosophy. He was born in Germany to Jewish parents and later emigrated from Germany to the United States. He spent most of his career as a professor of political science at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1899-1973)
    • Birthplace: Kirchhain, Germany
    • Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher
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    Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet
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    Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet, known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist whose Condorcet method in voting tally selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election. Unlike many ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1743-1794)
    • Birthplace: Ribemont, France
    • Profession: Mathematician, Political scientist, Philosopher
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    Antony Cyril Sutton was a British and American economist, historian, and writer.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1925-2002)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Historian, Political scientist, Economist, Engineer
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    Virgil Madgearu
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    Virgil Traian N. Madgearu was a Romanian economist, sociologist, and left-wing politician, prominent member and main theorist of the Peasants' Party and of its successor, the National Peasants' Party. He had an important activity as an essayist and journalist, being for long a member on the editorial ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1887-1940)
    • Birthplace: Romania
    • Profession: Political scientist, Economist, Writer
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    George Friedman
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    George Friedman is an American political scientist and author. He is the founder, chief intelligence officer, financial overseer, and CEO of the private intelligence corporation STRATFOR. He has authored several books, including The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, America's Secret War, The Intelligence ...more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Hungary
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur, Political scientist, Author, + more
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    Alan W. Bock was an American libertarian author. He was a senior editorial writer and former editorial page editor for the Orange County Register for over 25 years. He wrote regular columns for WorldNetDaily, LewRockwell.com, and Antiwar.com and was a contributing editor at Liberty magazine. He had also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1943-2011)
    • Profession: Journalist, Political scientist
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    Robert Kagan is an American historian, author, columnist, and foreign-policy commentator. Kagan is often characterized as a leading neoconservative, but prefers the term "liberal interventionist". A co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, he is a senior fellow at the Brookings ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Political scientist, Author, Writer
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    Anthony Lake
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    William Anthony Kirsopp Lake, best known as Tony Lake, is the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, author, academic, and former American diplomat, Foreign Service Officer, and political advisor. He has been a foreign policy advisor to many Democratic U.S. presidents and presidential ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Professor, Political scientist
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    Vojislav Šešelj
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    Vojislav Šešelj is a Serbian politician, writer and lawyer. A staunch pro-Russian Serbian nationalist, he is the founder and president of the Serbian Radical Party and a former member of the Serbian Parliament. He is currently awaiting the verdict for alleged war crimes and is suspected of being ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Profession: Politician, Political scientist, Writer
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    Ernst Bernard Haas was a German-American political scientist who made numerous contributions to theoretical discussions in the field of international relations. He was a leading authority on international relations theory, and was the founder of neofunctionalism. Haas was a fellow of the American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Political scientist
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    Bassam Tibi, born 1944 in Damascus, moved to Germany in 1962, becoming a citizen in 1976. He is a political scientist and Professor of International Relations. In academia, he is known for his analysis of international relations and the introduction of Islam to the study of international conflict and of ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
    • Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Writer
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    Jacob Leib Talmon was Professor of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been categorised as a 'Cold War liberal' because of the anti-Marxism which permeates his main works. He studied the genealogy of totalitarianism, arguing that political Messianism stemmed from the French ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1916-1980)
    • Birthplace: Poland
    • Profession: Political scientist
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