Political Science professor Henry Teune dies at 75

· April 25, 2011, 12:00 am

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Henry Teune, professor of Political Science, died on April 12 at the age of 75.

Teune was a faculty member of the political science department since 1961. He chaired the department from 1975 to 1979 and served as vice dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1967 to 1969.

His research and teaching focused on technology and comparative urban studies as well as democracy in global and local dimensions.

Teune held many prominent leadership positions in various research and political science organizations.

Most recently, Teune served as the project director of the Democracy and Local Governance Project, an international research group that surveyed local governments in 30 countries. He was also a principal investigator on the Universities as Sites of Citizenship program, working to assess how universities’ activities relate to democracy.

In addition to teaching and research at Penn, Teune held visiting academic appointments at Cornell University, the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies and the International University of Japan. He received three Fulbright grants and was a Research Exchange Scholar of the U.S. National Academy of Science in Yugoslavia and a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

A memorial service will be held in the fall.

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