ROBERT AXELROD is the Arthur W. Bromage Distinguished University Professor
of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
He has appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Gerald
R. Ford School of Public Policy. Prior to coming to Michigan he taught
at the University of California, Berkeley (1968-74). He holds a BA in
mathematics from the University of Chicago (1964), and a PhD in political
science from Yale (1969).
He is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of
cooperation which has been cited in over three thousand articles. His
current research interests include complexity theory (especially agent-based
modeling), and international security. Among his honors and awards are
membership in the National Academy of Sciences, a five year MacArthur
Prize Fellowship, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association
for the Advancement of Sciences for an outstanding contribution to science,
and the National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant
to the Prevention of Nuclear War.
Recently Axelrod has consulted and lectured on promoting cooperation
and harnessing complexity for the United Nations, the World Bank, the
U.S. Department of Defense, and various organizations serving health
care professionals, business leaders, and K-12 educators.
Evolution of Cooperation and The
Complexity of Cooperation.
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