Lenard Cohen received his B.A. and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois. He pursued doctoral studies at Columbia University, and was awarded his degree in 1978 after completing a dissertation on devolutionary socialism and the political institutionalization of the Yugoslav assembly system. Cohen joined Simon Fraser University’s Political Science Department in 1974
Maurice Halperin, a Bostonian from a Russian Jewish family, pursued undergraduate studies at Harvard University, earning a B.A. cum laude in French in 1926. After a year of teaching in Ranger, Texas, Halperin enrolled in the M.A. programme at the University of Oklahoma. Specializing in Modern Languages, Halperin finished his M.A. in 1929. He then pursued doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and finished his Ph.D. in 1931. The same year he returned to the United States to take up a teaching appointment at his alma mater in Norman, Oklahoma.
David Potter received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1954 and 1959 respectively. He earned a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics in 1962. He returned to the United States to take up an assistant professorship at Oakland University in Michigan in 1963. Three years later, he joined SFU’s Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology (PSA) Department as an associate professor, and earned tenure at SFU in 1969. Potter was a scholar of government and politics in South Asia, especially of the nature of British imperialism in Asia and post-independence consequences
A.H. Somjee received his M.A. from Agra University (now Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University) in India and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the London School of Economics. Somjee returned to India where he taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Gujarat province. During his time at Baroda he met his wife Geeta, a fellow political scientist and his lifelong research collaborator. In the early sixties, Tom Bottomore recruited Somjee to lecture at his alma mater, LSE, for a year and he also held a visiting appointment at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom before he became a charter faculty member at Simon Fraser University in 1965; Somjee joined the Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology (PSA) Department as an associate professor.
F. Quei Quo received his B.A. from the National Taiwan University. He then immigrated to the United States where his completed his M.A. degree at the University of Oregon and his doctorate at the University of Southern Illinois, receiving the latter in 1963. His dissertation, “Japanese Liberalism: A Case Study in the Transplantation of Political Theory” established Quo’s interest in Japanese political economy early in his career