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Samuel P. Huntington

American political scientist and academic (1927–2008) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927  December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist, adviser, and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor.

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Samuel Phillips Huntington

(1927-04-18)April 18, 1927
New York City, U.S.
DiedDecember 24, 2008(2008-12-24) (aged 81)
EducationYale University (BA)
University of Chicago (MA)
Harvard University (PhD)
Political partyDemocratic
Nancy Arkelyan
(m. 1957)
Academic background
ThesisClientelism: A Study in Administrative Politics (1951)
InfluencesZbigniew Brzezinski
Feliks Koneczny[1]
Academic work
DisciplinePolitical science
International relations
InstitutionsHarvard University
Columbia University
Doctoral students
Notable worksPolitical Order in Changing Societies (1968)
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
Notable ideas

During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Huntington was the White House Coordinator of Security Planning for the National Security Council.

Huntington is best known for his 1993 theory, the "Clash of Civilizations", of a postCold War new world order. He argued that future wars would be fought not between countries, but between cultures, and that Islamic civilization would become the biggest threat to Western domination of the world. Huntington is credited with helping to shape American views on civilian-military relations, political development, and comparative government.[3] According to the Open Syllabus Project, Huntington is the second most frequently cited author on college syllabi for political science courses.[4]

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