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David Cingranelli

Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, Binghamton University, State University of New York

David Cingranelli is a Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University, SUNY. He has written widely on human rights, democracy, conflict, and ethics and foreign policy. His 2007 book with Rodwan Abouharb, "Human Rights and Structural Adjustment," (Cambridge University Press) demonstrated the negative human rights impacts of World Bank and IMF program lending in developing countries. He is a former President of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association. Until 2012, he served as the co-director of the Cingranelli and Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Data Project, the largest and most widely used human rights data set in the world. Presently, he his colleagues are working in collaboration with the United States Political Instability Task Force on a successor to the CIRI project, which will be called the “C-RIGHTS” data project. He currently serves as the Co-director of the Binghamton University Human Rights Institute.


  • –present
    Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University, State University of New York


  • 1976 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Political Science
  • Binghamton, New York, U.S.
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