Professor Ian Shapiro

Professor Ian Shapiro was awarded as an Honorary Kitabistan Citizen in 2021 for his contributions to world political science and the enlightenment process.


Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. Since 1984 he has taught at Yale Political Science Department and served as chair of this department from 1999 to 2004. Prof. Shapiro also served as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies from 2004-2019. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ian Shapiro is a past fellow of the Carnegie Corporation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Cape Town, Keio University in Tokyo, and Nuffield College, Oxford.