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1Name:  Dr. Georges Balandier
 Institution:  Universite Rene Descartes & l' Ecole des Hautes
 Year Elected:  1976
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  301. Anthropology, Demography, Psychology, and Sociology
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1920
 Death Date:  October 5, 2016
A comparative anthropologist in the great French tradition, Georges Balandier was born in France in 1920. He completed his doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in 1946, became a professor of sociology there in 1962. Through UNESCO and similar agencies, he was a leading international figure in comparative structural studies. The author of important works such as Sociologie Actuelle de l'Afrique Noire and Sens et Puissance, Dr. Balandier was the recipient of the Chevalier des Palmes Academiques and the Medaille du Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, among other awards. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1976. He died October 5, 2016, at age 95 in Paris, France.
Election Year
1976 (1)