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Ken Prewitt

Kenneth Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Previous positions include: Director of the United States Census Bureau, President of the Social Science Research Council, Senior Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Director of the National Opinion Research Center. He taught for fifteen years at the University of Chicago, and for shorter periods, at Stanford University (where he received his Ph.D.), Washington University (where he received his MA), the University of Nairobi, and Makerere University (Uganda). Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Southern Methodist University, a Distinguished Service Award from the New School for Social Research, and The Officerís Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany, and various awards associated with his Directorship of the Census Bureau. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Academy of Political and Social Science, the Russell-Sage Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has recently published Politics and Science in Census Taking and is completing an historical study of the consequences of the nationís official racial classification from 1790 to the present. (2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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