Robert Axelrod, Professor Emeritus in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science, has a newly-released autobiography, A Passion for Cooperation: Adventures of a Wide-Ranging Scientist, which reviews his interdisciplinary work and also reveals his struggles to overcome failures and experience the joys of gaining new insights into how to achieve cooperation. 

"After being recognized by President Kennedy as a promising young scientist in high school, Axelrod built a career dedicated to collaborating with business school professors, international relations scholars, political scientists, computer scientists, and even evolutionary biologists and cancer researchers. Fifty years later, he was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for scientific achievement and leadership. Along the way, he received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship."