Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy and an eminent scholar. His work on issues such as social movements, revolutions, and international politics has won him global acclaim and research grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the US Institute of Peace, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Professor Goldstone is the author or co-author of 9 books. He is a leading authority on regional conflicts, has served on a U.S. Vice-Presidential Task Force on State Failure and is a consultant to the U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Areas of his research interests include comparative economic development, democratization, long-term social change, political and civil conflict, revolutions and social movements, sources of economic growth, state failure and reconstruction.