Nicholas J. Spykman

Nicholas J. Spykman

Fellow: Awarded 1930
Field of Study: Political Science

Competition: US & Canada

Yale University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Spykman, Nicholas J.:  Appointed to make a study, in Asia, of Asiatic nationalism viewed as the political expression of a cultural transformation induced by Western penetration into old Asiatic civilizations; tenure, twelve months from June 15, 1930.

Born October 13, 1893, at Amsterdam, Holland. Education: University of California, A.B., 1921, M.A., 1922, Ph.D., 1923 (Teaching Fellow, 1921–23).

Journalist in the Near East and Java, 1913–16, in the Middle East, 1916–20; Assistant in Political Science, 1922-–23, 1923–24, Instructor in Social Institutions, 1924–25, University of California; Journalist in the Far East, 1925; Assistant Professor in Political Science, 1925–27, Associate Professor, 1927–28, Professor, 1928—, Yale University.

Publications: Hindia Zelfbestuur,” 1919; “The Social Theory of Georg Simmel,” 1925. Articles in Journal of Sociology, Zeitschrift für auslandisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Kolonial Studien, Sri Poestaka.

Photograph credit: Bachrach

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