Bruce Martin Russett (born 1935) is Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Professor in International and Area Studies, MacMillan Center, Yale University, and edited the Journal of Conflict Resolution from 1972 to 2009.
Russett received his B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College in 1956, a Diploma in Economics from King's College, Cambridge in 1957, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale in 1961. His first academic appointment was at MIT in 1961. He has taught at Yale since 1962 and has been Dean Acheson Professor since 1985. He has held visiting appointments at Columbia University (1965), Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan (1965–66), Institut d'Etudes Europeennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles (1969–70), Richardson Institute for Peace & Conflict Research, London (1973–74), Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina (1979–80), Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (1974), University of Tel Aviv (1989), Professor of International Capital Markets Law, Tokyo University Law School (1996), and Harvard University (2001).
Selected awards and activities
He has been president of the Peace Science Society (International) (1977–79) and the International Studies Association (1983–84). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2002 he received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University. He was principal advisor to the U.S. Catholic Conference in writing their 1983 pastoral letter, The Challenge of Peace, and with Paul Kennedy staffed the Ford Foundation's 1995 report, The United Nations in Its Second Half-Century. His grants and fellowships include multiple awards from the National Science Foundation (11), the Carnegie Corporation (4), the Ford Foundation (3), the MacArthur Foundation (3), the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation (3), the World Society Foundation of Switzerland (3), Fulbright-Hays (2), Guggenheim Fellowships (2), and the U.S. Institute of Peace (2).