Prof James Ron
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
James Ron is a sociologist and political scientist in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2011. James' current research focuses on human rights, NGOs, and public opinion in the global South. He recently concluded polls in India, Mexico, Morocco, and Nigeria, and is writing a book on those findings. In years past, James has published on political violence in the Middle East, former Yugoslavia, Africa, and Latin America; on humanitarian aid; and on the determinants of international human rights reporting. James publishes regularly in scholarly and popular venues. With support from the Ford Foundation and University of Minnesota, James edits openGlobalRights, a multilingual, international forum for rights scholars and practitioners. For more information, please see www.jamesron.com.