Professor Emeritus, European University Institute
Fritz Stern Lecturer - Class of Spring 2021
Philippe C. Schmitter is professor emeritus at the European University Institute (EUI). He was a member of its Department of Political and Social Sciences from 1996 to 2004, after ten years at Stanford University. Schmitter received his education at Dartmouth College, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Geneva, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught for many years at the University of Chicago (1967-1982) and held visiting appointments at the University of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the Institute for the Integration of Latin America in Buenos Aires, Harvard University, the Universities of Geneva, Zürich, Paris and Mannheim, the Wissenschaftszentrum in Berlin, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, and the Instituto de Ciencias Sociais in Lisbon. Before coming to Stanford in 1986, he spent the previous four years as a professor at the EUI. Currently, he has been a recurrent visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest, at the Istituto delle Scienze Humanistiche in Florence, and the University of Siena.