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Nicolas van de Walle

Nicolas van de Walle is an American political scientist. He has taught at Cornell University since 2004, and is currently the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government.[1] Between January 2004 and June 2008 he directed the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.[2] Before coming to Cornell he taught at Michigan State University, and has worked at The World Bank and The United Nations Development Program.[3] Since 2005, Van de Walle has served as the Associate Dean for International Studies.[4] Van de Walle has written the "Africa" book review section for Foreign Affairs since the May/June 2004 issue.[5]

Nicolas van de Walle
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Occupation Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Employer Cornell University


In 2002, Van de Walle was awarded the G.M. Luebbert Prize of the American Political Science Association for the best book in comparative politics for his book African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).[6]


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, The Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs 1990
  • M.S. in Economics (International Relations), London School of Economics and Political Science 1980
  • B.A. in International Relations, University of Pennsylvania 1979[7]


  1. ^ "Nicolas van de Walle | Department of Government Cornell Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Past Directors | Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies". Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Staff". Foreign Affairs. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  4. ^ "van de Walle, Nicolas". Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Staff". Foreign Affairs. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  6. ^ "American Political Science Association > MEMBERSHIP > Organized Sections by Title > Organized Section 20: Luebbert Best Book Award". Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  7. ^ "van de Walle, Nicolas". Retrieved 2017-02-22.