Prof James Ron

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jamesr@umn.edu
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Humphrey School of Public Affairs .
Harold E. Stassen Chair Of International Affairs Rm 264
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James Ron holds the Stassen Chair of Intenrational Affairs. He is a sociologist and political scientist, jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and 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.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • international relations
  • human rights
  • Transnational advocacy networks
Courses Taught
  • PA 5801: Global Policy
  • POL 8460: Civil Society, Transnational and Local
  • POL 4485: Human Rights and Democracy in the World
  • POL 5485: Human Rights and Democracy in the World
  • PA 5801: Global Public Policy
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member of Advisory Board, Life for a Child (International Diabetes Federation): Conduct site visits to partner clinics around the world , 2010 - 2013
  • Consultant to Human Rights Watch & Member of Canadian Board: Conducted field research in Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Albania, and elsewhere , 1992 - 2011
  • Consultant to the International Red Cross: Conducted research in the former Yugoslavia , 1996 - 1997
  • Consultant, CARE-USA: Conducted research on human rights-based programming in Africa , 1997 - 1998
  • Reporter, Associated Press: 1988 - 1991
Awards
  • Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Conflict, McGill University, 2001 - 2006
  • Stassen Chair in International Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2011