About

Ron

 

Fall 2017 office hours: Mondays, 10-1 pm, and occasional Wednesdays. Please book an appointment here. (Skype or face-to-face).

James Ron is the Harold E. Stassen Professor of Public AffairsPolitical Science at the Universityof Minnesota; affiliated professor with Mexico’s Centre for Economic Research & Teaching (CIDE); co-editor of openGlobalRights, a multilingual forum for human rights strategy; and co-director of the University of Minnesota’s Master’s Degree in Human Rights.

James was born in the U.S. (1967), grew up in Israel (1976-1993), and earned a PhD in sociology at U.C. Berkeley (1999). Before moving to Minneapolis in 2012, James taught at the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore (1999-2001); at McGill University, in Montreal (2001-2006); at Carleton University, in Ottawa (2006-11); and at CIDE, in Mexico City (2011-12).

Over the years, James has worked for the Associated Press in Jerusalem; for Human Rights Watch in Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, Turkey, the Albanian-Kosovo border, the Ingush-Chechen border, and Kyrgyzstan; the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva and the former Yugoslavia; and for CARE about its work in Africa. James has also done applied research projects with support from the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Canadian government agencies, including its foreign and affairs & international cooperation ministry.

James donates his spare time to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Program, which aids over 18,000 children with Type 1 diabetes in 46 low and middle income countries. He is a member of their advisory committee, helps their US office with fundraising, does occasional international site visits, and is contributing to related research.