Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan; Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 S. State St. #4116
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Research and Teaching Interests:
- National Security/International Diplomacy
PhD in Political Science, Yale University
Robert Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan. He has appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. His books include "The Evolution of Cooperation," "The Complexity of Cooperation," and "Harnessing Complexity" (with Michael D. Cohen).
Axelrod's recent work focuses on how people (especially political elites) make sense out of novel situations. He draws on a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology, psychology, and artificial intelligence. He also has long term interests in international security affairs including cyber issues and Middle East politics.
Axelrod is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was a MacArthur Prize Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received his PhD from Yale University. For more information, including a curriculum vitae and access to selected research papers, see Robert Axelrod's personal home page.
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- Department of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts