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Sanford A. Lakoff

Edward A. Dickson Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Lakoff is founding chair of the Department and a distinguished scholar in political philosophy and science and public policy. He is the author of Equality in Political PhilosophyDemocracy: History, Theory and Practice, and Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land (1998, University of Chicago Press) and Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age and Ten Political Ideas that have Shaped the Modern World (September 2011); co-author of Science and the Nation: Policy and Politics, Energy and American Values, and A Shield in Space?: Technology, Politics, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. He has also edited a half dozen volumes, including Knowledge and Power: Essays on Science and Government. He has contributed over fifty essays to edited volumes, journals, and encyclopedias. In 2018, Lakoff was honored with the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award in recognition of his long and notable record of research, teaching, and service to the University of California, the discipline, and the community.

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1959
Political Thought, Science and Public Policy