Buffett Center Faculty Affiliate Elected to AAAS
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and four other members of the Northwestern faculty, including Buffett Center Faculty Affiliate John Hagan, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
The five are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs who have been elected to the academy this year for their pathbreaking work. (The new class of fellows will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 9 at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.)
John Hagan is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law and chair of sociology at Northwestern and co-director of the Center on Law and Globalization at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.
Hagan pioneered the application of advanced crime measurement techniques to the study of genocide in his empirical work on violence in Darfur and the Balkans in 2003-05 and was honored with the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2009. Using systematic methods of estimating deaths from surveys administered by nongovernmental organizations and the U.S. State Department, Hagan led research studies that found that widely circulated murder estimates in the tens of thousands in Darfur should have been in the hundreds of thousands.
Hagan is the co-author of Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (Cambridge University Press 2009), which received the American Sociological Association Crime, Law and Deviance Section's Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Publication Award and the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Book Award.