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Politcal Science Bids Farewell to Two Veteran Faculty

April 8, 1997

Two members of the political science faculty will retire at the end of this academic year: Charles O. Jones and Leon N. Lindberg.

Jones, who is Hawkins Professor of Political Science, is a presidential and congressional scholar. His quotes frequently surface in the national press, including The New York Times and Washington Post.

He is the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Trusteeship Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the United States Congress and The Presidency in a Separated System. He now is completing a book on the Clinton presidency.

Jones is a former president of the American Political Science Association. He joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1988 and previously taught at Wellesley, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Virgina. He earned his master’s and doctorate at UW–Madison.

Lindberg joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1961 after doing undergraduate and graduate work at UC-Berkeley. He also has served as visiting professor at universities in Switzerland and Sweden. His teaching fields include political economy, Western European politics and European economic integration. Among his books are Europe’s Would-Be Polity and The Governance of the American Economy.

Lindberg, a former secretary of the American Political Science Association, has chaired the International Relations Program at UW–Madison. He also has served on the steering committee of the Western European Area Studies Program and the executive committee of the Institute for Environmental Studies. He helped create the faculty workshop on the global economy and will continue to be active in that group.