Alfred C. Stepan
Wallace Sayre Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Alfred C. Stepan is currently Wallace Sayre Professor of Government and director of the Center for Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also co-director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL), former dean of SIPA, and the inaugural director of the Central European University in Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest. Dr. Stepan received his PhD from Columbia University in 1969, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy.

Alfred Stepan's publications include, Democracies in Multinational Societies: India and Other Polities (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) with Juan Linz, and Yogendra Yadav; Arguing Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2001); Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post Communist Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), also with Linz; and The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978), Linz and Stepan, eds.