Stephen Eric Bronner

 

Stephen Eric Bronner 
Director of Global Relations
CGHR Executive Committee Member
Board of Governors Professor of Politcal Science, Department of Political Science, New Brunswick
bronner@rutgers.edu

 

Stephen Eric Bronner was born in 1949. He received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley. The Senior Editor of Logos, an interdisciplinary internet journal, he is also Chair of the Executive Committee of US Academics for Peace and a member of the advisory board of Conscience International. Professor Bronner's works have been translated into over a dozen languages and they include: Socialism Unbound (Routledge); Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press); A Rumor about the Jews: Anti-Semitism, Conspiracy, and the "Protocols of Zion" (Oxford University Press); Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement (Columbia University Press); Blood in the Sand: Imperial Fantasies, Rightwing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy (University Press of Kentucky); Peace Out of Reach: Middle Eastern Travels and the Search for Reconciliation (University Press of Kentucky). His most recent works are The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists (Yale University Press) and The Bitter Taste of Hope: Ideals, Ideologies and Interests in the Age of Obama (SUNY Press). Dr. Bronner is currently Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and a member of the Executive Committee for the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention and Human Rights. In 2011, he was awarded the Middle East Peace Prize by the Middle East Peace Network based in Jerusalem.

 

Current Work

Over the last ten years I have been engaged in various projects with the aim of helping resolve conflicts and bettering understanding between nations. Working as the Chair of the Executive Committee with US Academics for Peace and as an advisor for Conscience International (and, more recently, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry), I have been a member of various delegations that have visited “hotspots” in the Middle East and elsewhere. Meetings were arranged in each case at major universities and conferences. More intimate discussions were also organized with leading politicians — including President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, former Presidents Khatami and Ahmadinejad of Iran, former President Nimeiry of Sudan, and the late Yasser Arafat — as well as institutes and individuals advising on policy. The aim was to give important policymakers abroad a better understanding of American politics and public opinion and for us to gain more insight into the thinking of major players on the world stage with respect to some of the crucial issues of our time. On returning to the United States I have given interviews to both the foreign press and America media, published scholarly and journalistic articles, and also used my experiences for a number of books. I also received the MEPeace Award for Contributions to Peace in 2011 for my efforts. All of these activities obviously fit the mandate of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention and, in each case, my role in  my connection the Center for Genocide and Human Rights was highlighted. I hope to continue with these activities in the future.

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The Bitter Taste of Hope:
Ideals, Ideologies, and Interests in the Age of Obama
SUNY (2017)

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The Bigot:
Why Prejudice Persists
Yale University Press (Paperback 2016)

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Modernism at the Barricades:
Aesthetics, Politics, Utopia
Columbia University Press (Paperback 2014)

 

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Moments of Decision:
Political History and the Crises of Radicalism

 Bloomsbury Academic (Second Edition 2014)


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Critical Theory:
A Very Short Introduction

 Oxford University Press (2011)

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Socialism Unbound:
Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Columbia University Press (Second Edition 2011)

Genocide
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Rational Radicalism and Political Theory
Essays in Honor of Stephen Eric Bronner

Lexington Books (2010)


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Camus:
Portrait of a Moralist
Chicago University Press (Second Edition 2009)

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Peace Out of Reach:
Middle Eastern Travels and the Search for Reconciliation

Lexington Books (2007)

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The Logos Reader:
Rational Radicalism and the Future of Politics
co-edited with Michael J. Thompson
University of Kentucky Press (2006)


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Blood in the Sand:
Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy
University of Kentucky Press (2005)


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Planetary Politics:
Human Rights, Terror, and Global Society
edited
Rowman & Littlefield (2005)


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Reclaiming the Enlightenment:
Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement
Columbia University Press (2004)


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A Rumor About the Jews:
Anti-Semitism, Conspiracy, and the “Protocols of Zion"
Oxford University Press (Paperback 2004)


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Twentieth Century Political Theory:
A Reader

edited
Routledge (Revised Second Edition 2004)


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Imagining the Possible:
Radical Politics for Conservative Times

Routledge (2002)


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Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists
Routledge (2002)


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Ideas in Action:
Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century

Rowman & Littlefield (1999)


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Rosa Luxemburg:
A Revolutionary for Our Times

Pennsylvania State University Press (Third Printing 1997)


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Vienna:
The World of Yesterday

co-edited with F. Peter Wagner
 Humanities Press International (1997)

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Albert Camus:
The Thinker, The Artist, The Man

Franklin Watts (1996)

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The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
edited
Humanities Press (Second edition 1993)

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Critical Theory and Society
co-edited with Douglas Kellner
Routledge (1989)


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Passion and Rebellion:
The Expressionist Heritage

co-edited with Douglas Kellner
Columbia University Press (Second edition 1988)

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Leon Blum
Chelsea House (1986)


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Socialism in History:
Political Essays of Henry Pachter

edited
Columbia University Press (1984)