Margaret Levi

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Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies, University of Washington
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Co-director, Stanford Ethics, Society and Technology Hub

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Margaret Levi is professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, a faculty fellow and former Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. She is the winner of the 2019 Johan Skytte Prize and the 2020 Falling Walls Breakthrough. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society and served as president of the American Political Science Association.

The most recent of her many books are In the Interest of Others (Princeton, 2013), co-authored with John Ahlquist, and A Moral Political Economy: Present, Past, Future (Cambridge University Press, 2021), co-authored with Federica Carugati. She writes about what makes for trustworthy governance in states and organizations and what evokes citizen compliance, consent, and dissent.