Changing and Unchanging Values in the World of the Future (Conference): Participants’ Biographies and Contact Information

Series: Pardee Center Conference Series
Dates: November 8, 9, and 10, 2001
Location: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University, Boston, MA

Participants’ Biographies and Contact Information

Ralph Buultjens

Professor of Social Sciences, New York University

New York University
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
10 Astor Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Professor Buultjens is a historian, award-winning author, and Professor of Social Sciences at New York University. He is also a member of the faculty of the New School University; former Nehru Professor and Professorial Fellow at the University of Cambridge; former Resident of the Society for Asian Affairs; and Chairman of the International Development Forum. Professor Buultjens is a recipient of the Toynbee Prize in Social Sciences; was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters, NYU; and New School Teaching Awards; and has received numerous honorary degrees. He is the author of many books on world politics and history, including Windows on India, 1977–87, The Decline of Democracy, China After Mao, and Politics and History: Lessons for Today, and is a contributing editor of the Boston Book Review. Professor Buultjens is also a frequent media commentator and has been featured on BBC, CNN, ABC, and other networks. He also has been a consultant/advisor to the United Nations and major international organizations.

James Chace

Professor of Government and Public Law, Bard College (deceased 2005)

James Chace was one of America’s leading foreign policy historians and analysts. After studying literature, French, and Italian at Harvard, he served as an Army translator in France, and developed an interest in foreign policy. Chace wrote for Esquire, East Europe, and Interplay, among others, and was an editor for several influential foreign policy journals, including Foreign Affairs and World Policy Journal. He was also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. The author of nine books, he is best remembered for his biography of Dean Acheson, Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World (1998). He served as a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, and was awarded a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Government.

He taught at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Mark D. Danner

Professor of Journalism, University of California-Berkeley

Graduate School of Journalism
University of California at Berkeley
121 Northgate Hall 94720-5860

Mark Danner is a writer, journalist, and professor who has written for more than two decades on foreign affairs and international conflict. He has written extensively about the development of American foreign policy during the late Cold War and afterward, and about violations of human rights during that time. Danner is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Born and raised in Utica and in the Adirondack mountains, Danner graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in June 1981. He joined The New Yorker’s staff in 1990, and in the 1990s was widely recognized for his reporting on Central America and the Balkans.

In 1998, Danner began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center. In 2000, Danner was named Professor on the faculty of the Graduate School of Journalism at Berkeley. He currently spends half his year at Berkeley, where he teaches courses on political violence, crisis management in international affairs, and writing about wars and politics. In fall 2002, he became founding director of Berkeley’s Goldman Forum on the Press and Foreign Affairs, leading a series of debates and discussions on foreign affairs, journalism, and politics. In 2002, Danner was named Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Danner’s work has been honored with a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, and an Emmy. In June 1999, Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. Mark Danner serves on the board of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Century Association, and is a fellow of the Institute of the Humanities at New York University. Danner divides his time between San Francisco and New York.

Amitai Etzioni

Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies; University Professor and Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

The Communitarian Network
George Washington University
2130 H Street, NW, Suite 703
Washington, DC 20052

After receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley, Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years—part of that time as the chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution before serving as a senior advisor to the White House on domestic affairs. Etzioni was named the first University Professor at The George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. He has served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School, the president of the American Sociological Association, and was the founding president of the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social, and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991 to 2004.

Etzioni is the author of twenty-four books, including The Monochrome Society, The Limits of Privacy, The New Golden Rule, which received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 1997 Tolerance Book Award, The Spirit of Community, and The Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics. His most recent books are My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, and From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations.

In 2001, Etzioni was named among the top 100 American intellectuals as measured by academic citations in Richard Posner’s book, Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline. Also in 2001, Etzioni was awarded the John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences as well as the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also the recipient of the seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values by the Conference on Value Inquiry, as well as the Sociological Practice Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award.

David Fromkin

Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Future Studies; University Professor; Professor of International Relations, of History, and of Law, Boston University

Boston University
67 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Fromkin served for three years as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army, stationed in Verdun, France, where he was a trial observer in French courts pursuant to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement. As prosecutor and defense counsel, he fought more than one hundred contested courts martial. He began his civilian career as an associate of the Wall Street law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. After a varied career in law, business, and politics, he turned to writing works of history and studies of world politics. His shorter pieces have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and other publications. He is the author of seven books, including the national bestseller A Peace to End All Peace (1989), chosen by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as one of the dozen best books of the year and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, published in March 2004, is Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1976.

Professor Fromkin is also the Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the Center’s first Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Future Studies. In addition, Professor Fromkin holds appointments as a University Professor and Professor of International Relations, of History, and of Law. He served three years as the director of the Center for International Relations and chairman of the Department of International Relations at Boston University.

Erik Goldstein

Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Boston University
Department of International Relations
152 Bay State Road, Room 330
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Goldstein’s research interests include diplomacy, formulation of national diplomatic strategies, the origins and resolution of armed conflict, and negotiation. He has published in numerous journals. He is the author of Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916–1920; Wars and Peace Treaties; The First World War’s Peace Settlements: International Relations, 1918–1925; and Power and Stability: British Foreign Policy, 1865–1965. He has co-edited The End of the Cold War; The Washington Conference, 1921–1922: Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability, and the Road to Pearl Harbor; The Munich Crisis: New Interpretations and the Road to World War II; and Guide to International Relations and Diplomacy. Professor Goldstein is also the founder-editor of the journal Diplomacy & Statecraft, and he serves on the editorial board of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Britain and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester (UK). He was previously Professor of International History and Deputy Director for the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at the University of Birmingham (UK) and has held appointments as Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow at the Naval War College and as Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the President of Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon of Massachusetts. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and accolades, including the Wardrop Fund Grant at the University of Oxford, a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bane Fund Grant from Cambridge University, and a Hoover Presidential Library Fellowship.

Robert Jackson

Professor of International Relations and of Political Science, Boston University

Boston University
Department of International Relations
154 Bay State Road, Room 303
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Jackson specializes in international ethics, international law, and the history of international thought. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Jesus College (Oxford University), the London School of Economics, the Hoover Institution (Stanford University), and the University of California at Berkeley. He has lectured at universities in North America, Europe, and Africa and has served on university and government consultancies in Britain, Canada, and Denmark. He also serves on the editorial boards of Political Studies, International Relations, European Journal of International Relations, and Humanistic Perspectives on International Relations. He has won major Canada Council and Killam Foundation of Canada research prizes and fellowships. Professor Jackson is an author or editor of ten books, including Classical and Modern Thought on International Relations, The Global Covenant, Sovereignty at the Millennium, Quasi-States, and Personal Rule in Black Africa. He has co-authored a widely adopted textbook: Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. He has published in leading international journals, including World Politics, International Organization, Political Studies, Review of International Studies, Millennium, and Diplomacy & Statecraft.

Roger Kimball

Managing Editor, The New Criterion

Roger Kimball is Managing Editor of The New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the London Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, New York Times Book Review, and other magazines. He received degrees from Bennington College and Yale University, and has taught at Yale and Connecticut College. His books include Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Age, The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America, and Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education. In addition, Kimball serves on the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College, Annapolis and Santa Fe, on the Board of Advisors at Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, and on the board of The National Center for the Study of Civic Literacy.

Joachim Maître

Director, Military Education; Director, Center for Defense Journalism; Chairman, Department of International Relations; Professor of Journalism and of International Relations, Boston University

Boston University
152 Bay State Road, Room 110
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Maître has served in a variety of academic and journalism positions in North America, Europe, and Africa. He has been a lecturer for the University of Nigeria, a freelance correspondent and editor for Die Welt, chairman and associate professor of German at McGill University, the editor of Die Welt des Buches, a press and olympic attaché for the Olympic Games of 1976, and editor-in-chief of Die Welt am Sontag, the Axel Springer Verlag, and the Ullstein Buchverlag. He is a specialist both in security affairs and in reporting on security affairs, and teaches in the College of Communication’s Department of Journalism as well as in International Relations. He is the founder and Director of Boston University’s Center for Defense Journalism, and is the editor of the Center’s journal, Defense Media Review. He is also the Director of the Division of Military Education, which oversees Boston University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs.

He is a member of the Mont Pellerin Society, the Philadelphia Society, and the PEN American Center.

Lance Morrow

University Professor; Professor of Journalism, College of Communication; Adjunct Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University

Boston University
University Professors Program
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Morrow has been an essayist, senior writer, and editor at Time for 35 years, and continues to contribute to the magazine. He does a twice-weekly column on and also writes for the New York Times Book Review, Smithsonian, and other publications. Professor Morrow won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism in 1981, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 1991, and shared a National Magazine Award in 2001 for his essay on September 11. William F. Buckley has described him as “one of the two or three best writers in America.” He is the author of two memoirs, The Chief (1986) and Heart (1995), and several collections of essays, including Fishing in the Tiber (1988) and Safari (1992).

Elizabeth Prodromou

Associate Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs; Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Department of International Relations
154 Bay State Road, Room 304
Boston, MA 02215

Professor Prodromou has published widely in academic and policy journals. She is currently working on a book on Orthodox Christianity in American Public Life: The Challenges and Opportunities of Religious Pluralism in the 21st Century, as well as a volume on Orthodox Christianity, Democracy and Markets in Post-Communist Russia. A regional expert on Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, Prodromou’s scholarship and policy work concentrate on religion and international relations, nationalism and conflict resolution, and non-traditional security threats. Dr. Prodromou has been an invited policy consultant at the U.S. State Department, the Foreign Affairs Training Center of the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Council, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has received numerous awards and grants, including research fellowships from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Center for European Studies; New York University’s Center for European Studies; and Princeton University’s University Committee on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Prodromou was the founding Executive Director of the Cambridge Foundation for Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable peace building in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. She is active and has held elected positions in many professional organizations, and she is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, 21st Edition of Outstanding Women of North America.

Joel Rosenthal

President, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021-7496

Joel H. Rosenthal has been president of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs since 1995. Rosenthal received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. Rosenthal lectures and writes frequently on ethics, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations. Under his direction, the Carnegie Council sponsors educational programs for the worldwide audience. Recent partners in this work include the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the International Studies Association (ISA), the Oxford Centre for Applied Ethics, and the Shanghai International Studies University, among many others. His publications include Ethics and International Affairs: A Reader and Righteous Realists.

Among his current professional activities, Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics & International Affairs, and has oversight responsibilities for the Council’s main projects on ethics and armed conflict with conflict prevention; comparative human rights; justice and the world economy; environmental policy; and the politics of reconciliation. Rosenthal also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University.

John Silber

President Emeritus; University Professor; Professor of Philosophy, of International Relations, and of Law, Boston University

Office of the President Emeritus
Boston University
73 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

After teaching at Yale, Dr. John Silber returned to Texas, where he joined the department of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. After serving as chairman of his department he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

He was the first chairman of the Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment and a leader in the integration of the University of Texas. Dr. Silber is a leading spokesman for the maintenance of high academic standards and has gained national attention for his advocacy of a rational, comprehensive system for financing higher education. He was instrumental in founding Operation Head Start.

In January 1971 John Silber became the seventh president of Boston University, and in 1996 he became Chancellor. In January 1996, Governor William Weld chose Dr. Silber to head the Massachusetts Board of Education, the state’s policy-making board for public education below the collegiate level.

Dr. Silber has written widely on philosophy (especially on Immanuel Kant), education, and social and foreign policy. His works include: The Ethical Significance of Kant’s Religion, Being and Doing: A Study of Status Responsibility and Voluntary Responsibility, Human Action and the Language of Volition, Procedural Formalism in Kant’s Ethics, The Natural Good and the Moral Good in Kant’s Ethics, and Obedience to the Unenforceable. His book Straight Shooting: What’s Wrong With America and How to Fix It, was published in 1989. Dr. Silber has also served as an editor of Kant-Studien, and has been the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and ACLS Fellowships.

Tony Smith

Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Tufts University
Political Science Department
Medford, MA 02155

Professor Smith has been at Tufts since 1970. He became the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science in 1990, and for several years served as Department Chair in Political Science. He is also a core member of the International Relations Program.

Tony Smith’s books include The French Stake in Algeria, The Pattern of Imperialism, Thinking Like a Communist, America’s Mission: The U.S. and the Global Struggle for Democracy in the 20th Century, and Foreign Attachments: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy. His work has been published in World Politics, Political Theory, International Organization, Foreign Affairs, and French Politics and Society.

He has held grants from the Lehrman Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. He was the Whitney Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 1998 and was a Fulbright Professor in Guatemala, Spring 2000.

Ambassador Charles Stith

Director, African Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University

Boston University
African Presidential Archives and Research Center
141 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

The Reverend Charles R. Stith is the director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University. A former United States ambassador to the Republic of Tanzania, he is also the founder and former national president of the Organization for the New Equality (ONE). His tenure as ambassador started one month after the August 1998 bombing of the United States embassy in Dar es Salaam and he is credited with leading the embassy through its recovery. After his time in Tanzania, Stith founded the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) at Boston University. Stith has received a number of awards and special appointments in his career, including an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Baker University. Also, in 1994, President Clinton appointed Stith to the official delegation to monitor the South African election. In 2001 former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle appointed him to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Fareed Zakaria

Editor, Newsweek International

Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International, and he writes a column that appears in the national edition of Newsweek, Newsweek International, and often the Washington Post.

He is the author of The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (April 2003), a book on global political trends, and From Wealth to Power, a provocative examination of America’s role on the world stage. He is co-editor of The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World.

Zakaria was born in India, has a B.A. from Yale University (in history) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (in international relations). In 1992, at the age of 28, Zakaria became managing editor of Foreign Affairs, the leading journal of international politics and economics—a position he held through 2000. He frequently appears as a political analyst on several ABC News programs and other international news shows.

Zakaria has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker, and was the wine columnist for Slate. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award, the National Press Club’s Edwin Hood Award, the Deadline Club Award for Best Columnist, and a lifetime achievement award from the South Asian Journalists Association.

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