Full Biography

Distinguished Senior Fellow
The Urban Consortium, Fordham University
Founder and President, The Global Parliament of Mayors Project
Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 5-117
New York, NY 10023
United States of America

 

PERSONAL

Born: 1939
Married to choreographer/performer/teacher Leah Kreutzer Barber
Children: Cornelia (and by previous marriage: Jeremy and Rebecca).

CAREER SUMMARY

BENJAMIN BARBER is the first Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Fordham University Urban Consortium, Founder and President of the Global Parliament of Mayors Project, Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. Formerly Barber was Distinguished Senior Fellow at Dēmos and Kekst Professor of Civil Society, University of Maryland. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, culture and education in America and abroad. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the United States and around the world. He has combined a career as a distinguished scholar and political theorist with a life of practical commitment to democratic civic practices and the arts that has given him widespread experience as a fundraiser, administrator, public speaker, educational and political consultant and television and theater writer. As a scholar with a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Princeton University, the City University of New York, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland; he has won Guggenheim, Fulbright and American Council of Learned Society fellowships, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from Grinnell College, and received the Palmes Academiques (Chevalier) from the French Government and the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin.

IN ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION, Barber is the Distinguished Senior Fellow of Fordham University Urban Consortium. Previously, Barber was a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Dēmos and the president of CivWorld at Dēmos, an international NGO project, and its annual Interdependence Day event. Barber was a Principal and Director of the New York office of the Democracy Collaborative, an international consortium of leading academic centers, civil society organizations, distinguished scholars, and seasoned practitioners committed to developing innovative approaches to strengthening the understanding and practice of democracy worldwide. Barber was also director of Democracy at Rutgers University, where he also held the Walt Whitman Chair of Political Science. In his capacity as director, Barber oversaw an administrative staff of eight and another fifteen research and project personnel including six graduate students. He was responsible for raising and administering an annual budget of $600,000, the bulk of which came from foundation and government grants. The Center oversaw twelve students on service learning, technology and democracy, arts education, public space and the civic retrofitting of malls, the measurement of citizenship, global markets and global civil society, and civic study circles.

AS A POLITICAL ADVISER AND CIVIC CONSULTANT, Barber has acted as a counselor to dozens of organizations and agencies concerned with citizenship, civil society, community service, education and democracy. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the United States and around the world. He has been an outside adviser to President Bill Clinton and has consulted with President Roman Herzog and President Johannes Rau of the Federal Republic of Germany, President Milan Kučan and President Janez Drnovšek of Slovenia, and the Center for European Perspective’s Intercultural Dialogue, the Liberal Party of Sweden, and the European Parliament, among many others. He also serves on the advisory board of the German state of Baden-Württemberg’s Citizenship Council. He has drafted papers and lectured for the U.S. Information Agency and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and counseled the Corporation for National and Community Service. He speaks frequently in North America and around the world (he speaks German and French fluently) where many of his books and articles have appeared in translation. He also serves on the editorial boards of many journals including Government and Opposition in London, and he was the editor-in-chief for ten years of the prominent international journal Political Theory, where he supervised a small staff and administered a modest annual budget.

FOR TELEVISION AND THE THEATER, Barber appears frequently on television, including CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, the Tavis Smiley Show, Bill Moyers Journal, Charlie Rose, and GRITtv. With Patrick Watson he wrote and edited for television the prize-winning ten-part PBS/BBC series The Struggle for Democracy. He has also contributed to the British series Greek Fire, several episodes of which he narrated; and to the Farmers’ Insurance Corporation’s prize-winning civic education series for PBS called The American Promise. He also narrated the Close Up Foundation’s 1990 television documentary on community service. His plays have been produced off-Broadway in New York as well as at the Berkshire Theater Festival, Colorado College and the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth. His song lyrics for British tenor Martin Best appeared on the EMI album Knight on the Road; he wrote the libretto for George Quincy’s opera Home and the River, produced by Encompass Music Theater in New York and Long Island. Most recently he collaborated in writing the film Music Inn, which he also narrated.

BARBER’S SEVENTEEN BOOKS include If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Ntions, Rising Cities and the forthcoming Cool Cities: The Urban Fix for Global Warming. He is also author of the classic Strong Democracy (1984), reissued in 2004 in a twentieth anniversary edition; the international best-seller Jihad Vs. McWorld (1995 with a Post 9/11 Edition in 2001, translated into thirty languages), and Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism and Democracy (2003), also published in eight foreign editions. His collected American essays, A Passion for Democracy, were published by Princeton University Press in 1999. Most recently, his book The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House, published in paperback by Columbia University press in 2008, and his book Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole was published by W.W. Norton in 2007 (with eight foreign editions).

ACADEMIC HISTORY

• Ph.D., Harvard University (Government Department) 1966
• M.A., Harvard University, 1963
• B.A., (Honors) Grinnell College, 1960
• Certificate, The London School of Economics, 1959
• Certificate, Albert Schweitzer College (Switzerland), 1957

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

• Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society, 2001-
• Distinguished University Professor, 2001-
• University of Maryland System Wilson H. Elkins Professor, 2001-
The University of Maryland
• Berlin Prize Fellow and DaimlerChrysler Fellow, 2001-2002
American Academy in Berlin

• Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science and Director, Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy
Rutgers University, 1988-2001
• (Rutgers Faculty 1969-2001)
Rutgers University

• French-American Foundation Chair of American Civilization École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1991-92

• Visiting Professor, Princeton University, 1986-87
• Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Essex University (U.K.), 1976-77
• Visiting Professor, Colorado College, V Block, 1984 and 1986
• Visiting Associate Professor, Hunter College, (CUNY), 1970
• Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College, 1968
• Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1966-69
• Lecturer, Albert Schweitzer College (Switzerland), 1963-65

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

• Senior Scholar, CENTER ON HUMANS AND NATURE, 2012-
• Board of Advisors, RARITAN: A QUARTERLY REVIEW, 2002
• Eminent Person’s Board, GLOBALIZATION, 2002
• Editorial Board, TREATISES AND DOCUMENTS/RAZPRAVE IN GRADIVO, 2010-
• Editorial Board, EPISTEME, 2001-
• Editorial Board, DemocrIT, Oerebro University, 2001-
• Board of Curators, WEIMAR, International Essay Prize Contest, 1999
• Founding Member and Executive Board, POLITICAL ECONOMY FOR THE GOOD SOCIETY, 1991-
• Editorial Board and Executive Committee, GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION, 1989 –
• Editorial Board, POLITICAL THEORY, 1971- (Editor-in-Chief, 1974-83)
• Founding Member and Editorial Board, THE RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY
• Editorial Board, THE LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 1987-
• Editorial Board, THE CIVIC ARTS REVIEW, 1988
• Program Committee and Chair, Theory Panels, 1987 American Political Science Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August, 1987
• Chairman, Conference for the Study of Political Thought, 1983-85, Executive Committee, 1981-
• Advisory Council, Princeton University Women’s Studies Program, 1983-
• Vice-Chair, Research Committee on Political Philosophy, International Political Science Association, 1979-
• Visiting Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities, 1980-81
Chairman, U.K.-Ireland Selection Committee, Fulbright-Hayes Awards (International). Exchange of Scholars Program), 1977-80
• Program Chairman, Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Political and Social Thought, 1971-72, 1986-87
• Co-chair of the Program Committee, American Political Science Association Bicentennial Program, 1976
• Project ’87 Organizing Committee (American Political Science Association/American Historical Association), 1976-77
• Select Committee for the future of Rutgers College, 1973-74
• Reader for the University Presses of Princeton, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Rutgers, Illinois, California, Cornell, and Chicago; and for Prentice-Hall, Harper & Row, Praeger, inter alia
• Outside Examiner, University of Toronto (Ph.D. program); Kenyon College (Honors Program), Haverford College

HONORS AND AWARDS

• Palmes Academiques (Chevalier), French Government, 2002
• Berlin Prize of The American Academy in Berlin, 2001-2002
• French-American Foundation Chair of American Civilization, Paris (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), 1991-92
• Guest of the Rector, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, April 1992
• Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, Grinnell College, 1985
• Distinguished Visitor, MacCalaster College, 1990
• American Council of Learned Societies, Senior Fellowship, 1984-85
• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1980-81
• Visiting Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities, 1980
• Distinguished Lecturer, Colorado College, 1981
• American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (declined), 1980
• Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Fellowship, 1976-77
• U.S. News and World Report Cover Story: “Young Builders of America” February 9, 1976
• Rutgers University Research Fellowship, 1972-73
• Danforth Graduate Fellowship, 1960-65

COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

• Board of Advisors, Center for a New American Dream, Tacoma Park, MD, 2002-
• Board of Directors, World Federalist Association, Washington, D.C., 2002-
• Informal Advisor, Governor James McGreevey, New Jersey, 2001-
• Consultant, The Liberal Party of Sweden, 2000
• The Minister of Democracy, Sweden, 1999-1998
• Outside Advisor, The White House, 1999-1994
• Guest of the French Government, Salon du Livre, 1996
• External Advisor, President Roman Herzog, Germany, 1996
• Advisor, Canadian Deputy Minister’s Task Force, 1995
• Board of Directors, Public Education Network, 1995-
• Board of Advisors, United Negro College Fund/Ford Foundation Service Learning Project, 1993-
• Advisory Board, The Center on Media and Culture, 1992-
• National Advisory Council, The Close-up Foundation’s Active Citizenship Today (ACT) Project, 1992-
• National Advisory Board, American Health Decision, Inc. 1992-
• Advisory Board, Study Circles Resources Center, 1991-
• Board of Directors, Institute for the Arts of Democracy, 1991-
• Advisory Board, The Russian Institute of Citizenship (Moscow)
• Board of Advisors, Campus Compact Integrating Service Program
• Founder and overseer, Rutgers University Civic Education Program
• Issues Advisor for the Democratic National Committee, 1988
• Presidential Campaign Issues Advisor, Lancelot Fletcher campaign as a “Strong Democrat,” New York State Assembly, 1986
• Chair, The Hans Maeder Lectureship Fund, 1986
• PEN International & Freedom to Write Committee, 1986-
• United States/United Nations Association, Advisor, 1986-84
• The Columbia Condominium Board, (NY) President, 1985-83
• The Cleborne Coop Board, (NY) member and officer, 1982-80
• Fred Harris Presidential Campaign, National Issues Advisor, 1975
• Democratic National Convention (1968), delegate nominee
• The Stockbridge School, Chairman/Board of Trustees, 1973-76

RECENT LECTURES AND CONSULTANCIES

• “Mediterranean, Identity, Dialogue, Solidarity: A Message of Good Globalization from the Sea of Cities and Encounter of Cultures.” Municipality of Rome and Legambiente. Rome, Italy. 26-30 November 2003.
• Lecture. Annual Meeting. American Association of State Colleges. San Diego, CA. 24-25 November 2003.
• Lecture. “Fear’s Empire.” Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA. 20 November 2003.
• “Global Conversations”, Video Conference debate with Tyler Cowen. “The Effects of Globalization on World Cultures.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 19 November 2003.
• Panel Discussion. “Overstretching the Empire, Wars of the 21st Century.” Goethe-Institut. New York, NY. 13 November 2003.
• Lecture. Advocates for Youth Luncheon. Baltimore, MD. 12 November 2003.
• CIRCLE advisory board meeting. University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 10-11 November 2003.
• “Inequality and American Democracy.” The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. The University Center for Human Values. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Princeton University. 7-8 November 2003.
• Collegium Meeting. French Permanent Mission. New York, NY. 9-10 November 2003.
• Book Signing and Lecture. “What Kind of World do we Want?” Independent Sector Conference. “Uncommon Vision for the Common Good.”
• San Francisco, CA. 4 November 2003.
• “Philosophy Meets Politics. End of Democracy? – How privatization corrupts res publica. Philosophy meets Politics VII: Social Justice in a Globalized World.” Berlin, Germany. 31 October 2003.
• Karl Duffek. American Academy. Vienna, Austria. 29 October 2003.
• Lecture on Global Terrorism. Youngstown State University. Youngstown, OH. 22-23 October 2003.
• “Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence.” Carnegie Council Book Meeting. New York, NY. 21 October 2003.
• “Cultures in Counterpoint: The Arts as Intercultural Dialogue.” The Arts and Civic Education in an Era of Interdependence. University of Maryland 2003 Charlie Fowler Colloquium. College Park, MD. 20 October 2003.
• “Fear’s Empire.” Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Connecticut College. New London, CT. 18 October 2003.
• Keynote. 2003 NASPAA Annual Conference – 21st Century Challenges: Educating Students, Managing Problems. Pittsburgh, PA. 15-16 October 2003.
• “Fear’s Empire.” Thompson Forum on World Issues. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Lincoln, NE. 15-16 October 2003.
• Honorary Degree. Founders’ Day Convocation Address. Monmouth University. West Long Branch, NJ. 8 October 2003.
• “Oltre il nuovo disordine mondiale: Islam e Occidente, dialogo impossibile?”. Vivere La Speranza Nella Societa Globale del Rischio. Orvieto 2003. Rome, Italy. 6 September 2003.
• Panelist. “Roundtable on Political Theory Revisited: From the 20th Century to the 21st Century.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 30 August 2003.
• Panelist. “APSA Task Force on Inequality: Kevin Phillips, Wealth and Democracy.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 30 August 2003.
• “Dancing Politics: From Monarchy to Democracy.” Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation. Long Island, NY. 4-7 August 2003.
• “Jihad vs. McWorld: The Commodification of Culture in an age of Global Markets and Global Terrorism. Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation. Long Island, NY. 4-7 August 2003.
• “Political Theory in the Face of the Future.” El Escorial Cursos de Verano 2003. El Escorial, Spain. 14 July 2003.
• Progressive Governance Meeting. London, UK. 11-13 July 2003.

• Meeting with Labour Parliamentarians. London, UK. 19 June 2003.

• “Imposing Democracy.” “iXXi” Series-Global Dimension Program, London School of Economics. London, UK. 19 June 2003.

• ‘”Can the West Spread Democracy to the Middle East?” Beyond Jihad versus McWorld’ Civility Lecture, The Foreign Policy Centre. London, UK. 18 June 2003.

• Speech. Board of Governors, University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 6 June 2003.

• “Security in Changed World.” Plenary panel, Campaign for America’s Future. Washington, DC. 5 June 2003.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” Democracy at a Critical Juncture: The Regional, National, and International Implications of 9-11 conference, Pace University. New York, NY. 2 June 2003.

• Spring 2003 Scholar Group.” The Maxine Greene Foundation Scholar Group. New York, NY. 31 May 2003.

• “Islamic Culture and current world issues Discussion”. World President’s Organization. NewYork, NY. 28 May 2003.

• Commencement Address. Simon’s Rock College. Great Barrington, MA. 25-26 May 2003.

• “Creating Strong Democracies.” The Alberta Teachers’ Association. Edmonton, Canada. 8 May 2003.

• “Creating Strong Democracies.” The Alberta Teachers’ Association. Calgary, Canada. 9 May 2003.

• “What the Future Holds: Jihad, McWorld or Global Democracy?” Elkins Lecture, Towson University. Towson, MD. 5-6 May 2003.

• “Preventive War or Preventive Democracy?: National Security in a World of Interdependence.” Washington State University: Vancouver. Vancouver, WA. 30 April 2003.

• “Stopping Terrorism in an Age of Interdependence: Preventive War or Preventive Democracy?” Pancoast Lecture, Ursinus College. Collegeville, PA. 23 April 2003.

• “Contemporary Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Teach-in, University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 22 April 2003.

• “America’s Invisible Tutors: The Media, the Mall and the Multiplex.” Political Education and the Modern University Mellon Symposium, DePauw University. Greencastle, IN. 9 -10 April 2003.

• “Democracy in the Digital Age.” Yale Law School. New Haven, CT. 5 April 2003.

• “Defeating Terrorism in an Age of Interdependence: Preventive War or Preventive Democracy?” 2003 Del & Lou Ann Weber Distinguished Lecture, University of Nebraska: Omaha. Omaha, NE. 3 April 2003.

• “Is Democratic Governance Possible in an Era of Terror and Globalization?” American Planning Association Annual Conference, Plenary Address, American Planning Association. Denver, CO. 2 April 2003.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: Cultural Conflicts in the Middle East” Student Conference on National Affairs, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX. 28 March 2003.

• “Making Democracy Work in the 21st Century: The Changing Nature of America.” Center for Government Services: Policy Seminar Series, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ. 26 March 2003.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy.” Houston Community College: Northwest. Houston, TX. 11-12 March 2003.

• “Economic Globalization and Cultural Fragmentation.” Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Washington. Washington, DC. 4 March 2003.

• “Culture in an Era of Globalization.” Book Forum: Tyler Cowen’s Creative Destruction, The Cato Institute. Washington, DC. 4 March 2003.

• “What the Future Holds: Jihad, McWorld or Global Democracy?” Elkins Lecture, University of Maryland: Baltimore County. Baltimore, MD. 25 February 2003.

• What does ‘Community Engagement’ Mean in an Era of Global Interdependence and Terror?” Swannee Hunt- Hunt Alternatives Fund. Cambridge, MA. 20 February 2003.

• “The Psychopathology of Powerlessness An Age of Globalization.” William Alanson White Society. New York, NY. 19 February 2003.

• “What the Future Holds: Jihad, McWorld or Global Democracy?” Elkins Lecture, Prince George Community College. Largo, MD. 29 January 2003.

• “Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy for Teachers in Grade 6-12.” Greenwich Public School Staff Development Training. Greenwich, CT. 20 January 2003.

• “Can Democratic Civic Culture Survive Terrorism in an Age of Globalization?” Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Los Angeles, CA. 21 Nov. 2002.

• “Kids in an Era of Global Anarchy: Can Culture make a Difference?” Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Los Angeles, CA. 20 Nov. 2002.

• “America’s World: Pax Americana or Lex Humana.” Lecture, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. 19 Nov. 2002.

• “To Invade or Not to Invade?” The American Prospect vs. The New Republic Debate Georgetown Law School. Washington, DC. 18 Nov. 2002.

• Keynote Address. Committee for Economic Development. Washington, DC. 14 Nov. 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism & Tribalism are Reshaping the World.” The College of New Jersey. Ewing, NJ. 6 Nov. 2002.

• Keynote Speaker. Robert and Ruth Polson Memorial Lecture, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. 1 Nov. 2002.

• Keynote Speaker. Organization for International Investment CEO Conference. Montreal, Canada. 24 Oct. 2002.

• “The Role of American Higher Education in the Wake of 9/11/01.” Saint Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA. 22 Oct. 2002.

• “Defining the Grid: Global Governance & Global Values.” Frankfurt Futura Mundi-Bridges for A World Divided. Frankfurt, Germany. 12 Oct. 2002.

• “L’Amerique et le Monde, Un An Apres le 11 Setpembre.” Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (IHEDN). Paris, France. 8 Oct. 2002.

• Lecture. October Meeting of the Association for the International Ethical, Political and Scientific Collegium. 4-6 Oct. 2002.

• Luncheon Speaker. University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 27 Sept. 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” Canadian Centre for Management Development. Ottawa, Canada. 25 Sept. 2002.

• “Restoring the Law—Release from the Law: A Typology of Revolution.” Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center. New Haven, CT. 20-21 Sept. 2002.

• Killeen Chair visit. St. Norbert College. De Pere, WI. 12-13 Sept. 2002.

• “Terrorism and Democracy: A Year Later.” Trinity College. Hartford, CT. 10 Sept. 2002.

• “Globalization Lecture.” Hamilton College. Clinton, NY. 5 Sept. 2002.

• “The Public Role of the University.” The American Political Science Association Panel. Boston, MA. 30-31 Aug. 2002.

• “USA as Others See Us: Spreading the American Dream.” International Festival of Arts and Ideas. New Haven, CT. 25 June 2002.

• Director’s Circle Dinner – Donor Circle Dessert Reception. The Anti-Defamation League. Los Angeles, CA. 20-21 June 2002. “Will the Global Spread of American Culture Promote or Damage American Interests and Ideals?” The Hudson Institute, Maryland School of Public Affairs: Large Questions, Great Debates. Washington, DC. 19 June 2002. “Jihad vs. McWorld” Global Business Policy Council, Aftershocks and Tremors: lecture. Berlin,Germany. 31 May 2002.

• “Globalization Backlash: Threat to Traditional Cultures and Values.” George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 10 May 2002.

• Lecture. Towson University. Towson, MD. 6 May 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive the War between Globalization and Terrorism?” Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development. Ottawa, Canada. 2 May 2002.

• “Terrorism & Multiculturalism: The Impact on Higher Education.” University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. 1 May 2002.

• Presenter. Council on Foundations Annual Conference. Washington, DC. 29 April 2002.

• “Opportunity & Uncertainty – Choices for Philanthropy.” International Grantmakers Reception and Dinner, Conference Theme. Chicago, IL. 28 April 2002.

• “The Imperial Presidency: From Nixon to Bush” and “Jihad vs. McWorld: The Paradox of Terrorism.” LA Times: Festival of Books, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. 27-28 April 2002.

• “Community Values in an Age of Globalization.” Sheldon Chumir Foundation. Calgary, Canada. 26 April 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 25 April 2002.

• “Confronting Terrorism: Smart Bombs or Smart Concepts?” Commonwealth Club of California. San Francisco, CA. 25 April 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” National Convention of Religion Communicators Council, Church Center for United Nations. New York, NY. 18-20 April 2002.

• “Global Crisis.” Conference Theme: Reclaiming America. Washington, DC. 11 April 2002.

• “A Conversation with Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld.” World Bank. Washington, DC. 11 April 2002.

• “Global Capitalism: Terrorism’s Cause? Terrorism’s Excuse? Terrorism’s Remedy?” Johns Hopkins University: Symposium on Foreign Affairs. Baltimore, MD. 10 April 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive the War between Jihad and McWorld?” The William Davidson Institute. Ann Arbor, MI. 10 April 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive the War between Jihad and McWorld?” Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Baltimore, MD. 10 April 2002.

• “What Now for Globalization in the Post-September 11 Transformed World?” Laguardia Community College/CUNY. Long Island City, NY. 5 April 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” Mercer University. Macon, GA. 3 April 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive Terrorism?” Kenyon College. Gambier, OH. 26 March 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” University of Alaska. Anchorage, AK. 19-20 March 2002. University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

• “Jihad vs McWorld.” University of Utah: Tanner Lecture Series on Human Values. Salt Lake City, UT. 18 March 2002.

• “Teaching Democracy: Education and Multiculturalism after September 11th.” Nassau Community College, Faculty Development Conference. Garden City, NY. 14 March 2002.

• “Can Democracy Survive the War between Jihad and McWorld?” University of California, San Diego: Helen Edison Lecture Series and Eleanor Roosevelt College. San Diego, CA. 11 March 2002.

• “The Second Front in the War against Terrorism.” World Federalist Society, Annual Assembly. Washington, DC. 10 March 2002.

• “6 months after 9/11. How are we faring?” University of Maryland’s: Inside Maryland. College Park, MD. 6 March 2002.

• Elkins Lecture. UMD Bowie State. Bowie, MD. March 6, 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” Corporate Theater, British Petroleum Corporate Retreat. Climping, UK. 27-28 Feb. 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” UNESCO Education Forum. Brussels, Belgium. 21 February 2002.

• “Global Implications.” Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Forum on the World Trade Center, Plenary Panel. New York, NY. 2 February 2002.

• “Re-Evaluating Leadership and Governance”, “Strengthening Democracy: Two Sides of the Same Coin?” World Economic Forum. New York, NY. 31 Jan.- 3 Feb. 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld After 9/11: Democracy as a Response to Terrorism.” Buell Center for Architecture, Columbia University. New York, NY. 31 January 2002.

• “The Clash Between Fundamentalism and the Secular World” Columbia University: Graduate School of Journalism. New York, NY. 30 January 2002.

• “Globalization and the Current International Political Order.” The Central Bank of the Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas. 28 January 2002.

• “Improving Democratic Practice: Communities.” The Democracy Collaborative Affiliates Conference. College Park, MD. 25-26 Jan. 2002.

• “Changing Students in a Changing World: Culturally Diverse, Economically Divided, Globally Interdependent.” Association of American Colleges and Universities 88th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 25 January 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld vs. Terror: A Second Civic Front on the War on Terrorism?” Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, NY. 24 January 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: The Clash Between Fundamentalism and the Secular World.” Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, Reuters Forum: Critical Issues in Global Economics. New York, NY. 23 January 2002.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy.” College of Wooster. Wooster, OH. 22 January 2002.

• “The Relationship between Arab and Muslim World and the West.” Vienna, Austria. 10 January 2002.

• Lecture. List Foundation, Board of Directors Consultation. New York, NY. 9 January 2002.

• “Islam in the Global Community.” Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Crossroads. Washington, DC. 13 December 2001.

• Lecture. Calvert Social Funds, Calvert World Values Fund “visioning” session. Washington, DC. 4 December 2001.

• Keynote Speech on Globalism. Society for International Development 2001 Annual Conference. Washington, DC. 3 December 2001.

• “Democracy and Theater.” New Dramatists. New York, NY. 28 November 2001.

• Plenary Opening Lecture. European Heritage Conference, Management of Europe’s Cultural Heritage, Visions and Practices on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Antwerp, Belgium. 20 November 2001.

• “Why is Democracy so Hard in Such Easy Times? Civil Society Citizenship and Civic Education in an Era of Globalization.” Aspen Institute Wye River. Queenstown, MD. 10-12 November 2001.

• Keynote Lecture. Close-Up Foundation. Washington, DC. November 2001.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” Open Society Institute Breakfast Colloquium. New York, NY. November 2001.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” University of Manitoba. Manitoba, Canada. November 2001.

• Opening Speaker. The Milarepa Fund: New Yorkers Against Violence Concert with the Beastie Boys, Hammerstein Ballroom. New York City, NY. 28-29 Oct. 2001.

• “Globalization, Human Rights & Citizenship.” Rochester Institute of Technology: Gannett Lecture Series. Rochester, NY. 25 October 2001.

• Lecture. Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung: Culture and Identities in Global Societies. Cadenabbia, Italy. 28-30 Sept. 2001.

• “The Second front in the War on Terrorism: Democratizing Globalism.” The Inaugural 2001 Civil Society Lecture. College Park, MD. 24 September 2001.

• Lecture. United Jewish Communities, Conflicting Visions: New Realities in the Middle East. Chicago, Illinois. 12 November 2000.

• “Electronic Communication, Community and Democracy.” Wellesley College, Seminar. Boston, MA. 8 November 2000.

• “The Decline of Consumer Capitalism and the Infantilist Ethos.” Einstein Forum: Einstein Lectures. Berlin, Germany. 23-24 Oct. 2000 .

• Lecture. Kettering Foundation, Civil Investing: A Conversation Among Grantmakers. Washington, DC. 6 October 2000.

• “Using civic engagement as a way of advancing democracy, citizenship, leadership capacity, and moving the classroom into an authentic, 21st Century teaching and learning environment.” Miami University: Miami 2000 Forum on Service & Learning. Miami, FL. 4 October 2000.

• “A Place for Us.” Denison University. Grandville, OH. 26 August 2000.

• “Multiculturalism and the Politics of Inclusion.” International Political Science Association, Panel. Quebec, Canada. 1 August 2000.

• “The Decline of Capitalism and the Infantalist Ethos.” Castleton State College. Castleton, VT. 28 September 2000.

• “Globalization, Information Technology and the Future of Democracy.” Georgetown University, The President’s Millennium Seminars Project: The University for a New Democratic Era, Talk. Washington, DC. 19 September 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization.” Mission College, Global Education Program. Santa Clara, CA. 14 September 2000.

• “The Shape of Democracy in a Technological Age: Opportunities and Challenges.” ASPEN Institute’s Democracy & Citizenship Program, Talk. Aspen, CO. 10-13 Sept. 2000.

• “Civil Society: Psychic Detachment, Power Vacuums, and Moral Choice.” Panels: 1) “Citizenship & Social Class Fifty Years Later: Evaluating T.H. Marshall’s Legacy for Citizenship Theory” 2) “Operationalizing Strong Democracy: New Practices and Experiments 3) “Political Engagement and Political Science Education: Where Are We, and Where Do We Need To Be?” Paper: “Civic Exchange: Experiment in Self-Moderated Civic Deliberation in Cyberspace.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chairing. Washington, DC. 31 Aug. – 3 Sept. 2000.

• “A Place For Us.” Denison University, Address. Grandville, OH. 26 August 2000.

• “Global Citizens? Commerce versus Culture in the Post Modern World.” Images of the World, Global Ethics and Cultural Diversity, Keynote. Copenhagen, Denmark. 4 August 2000.

• “Multiculturalism and the Politics of Inclusion.” International Political Science Association, Panel. Quebec, Canada. 1 August 2000.

• “Citizenship Conscience and Political Education.” Liberty Fund Colloquium. Quebec, Canada. 28 July 2000.

• “Sustaining a Globalized World.” Aventis Triangle Forum. South Hampton, NY. 20 July 2000.

• “Could The Internet Review Democracy?” The Visby Seminar on Democracy, Swedish Liberal Party, Presentation. Visby, Sweden. 12 July 2000.

• “Globalization and Democracy.” Freedom House and the Batory Foundation: World Forum on Democracy Conference. Warsaw, Poland. 25 June 2000.

• “Internet und Globalisierung Demokratiekiller?” Sozialministerium Baden-Württemberg, Geschäftsstelle Bürgerachaftliches Engagement, Keynote. Walburgissaal, Musikinsel Germany. 23 June 2000.

• Keynote speech. The How To Get It Done Downtown Conference – 2000. Somerville, NJ. 16 June 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive the Global Economy?” Grinnell College. Grinnell, Iowa. 2 June 2000.

• “Effects Of Globalization Internationally and from the American Perspective, Including the Impact on Canada – United States Relations.” Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada Symposium 2000: Canada in the World. Canada. 1 June 2000.

• “Campaign 2000: The Election and the Internet.” The Century Foundation. New York, NY. 18 May 2000.

• “Building Stronger Communities: Why Is This Important Now?” Governor’s General’s Canadian Study Conference 2000, Building Stronger Communities: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders. Banff, Alberta. 17 May 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization.” Government and Opposition, Leonard Schapiro Lecture. London, England. 4 May 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” Globalization and Ethics: Libra Foundation Conference at the University of Southern Maine. Portland, ME. 28 April 2000.

• “Can The Global Economy Be Just?” Georgetown University, Seminar. Washington, DC. 26 April 2000.

• “Effective Civic Engagement: Cornerstone of Local Government.” University of Toronto, Active People: Active Democracy Seminar Series on Citizen Participation. Toronto, Canada. 18 April 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization.” University of Illinois, Office for Democracy Studies, Democratic Transformations lecture series. Chicago, IL. 13 April 2000.

• “Living in a Democracy – Learning In A Democracy.” American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention. Washington, DC. 9 April 2000.

• “Identity: Discovering & Affirming our Uniqueness.” First Annual Conference on Inclusiveness: Turning Away From Harmful Ideologies, Moving toward Empowering Actions. Fort Worth, TX. 7 April 2000.

• “Eliminating America’s Democratic Deficit.” Teachers College, the Center for Social Imagination: The Ambiguities of Freedom Conference. New York, NY. 1 April 2000.

• “Global Citizens Were Global Consumers: Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” Baylor University, The Emmy Parrish Lectures In American Studies. Waco, TX. 29 March 2000.

• “The Challenge of Global Consumerism: Is there a Place For Us In A World Dominated By Markets.” Montclair State College, Philosophy and Religion Department & The Institute for Community Studies, Brantl Memorial Lecture 2000. Montclair, NJ. 28 March 2000.

• “Globalization and the Consequences in Society.” Staatsministerium Baden – Württemberg, Future of the Society Talk. Mannheim, Germany. 16 March 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization.” American Association of School Administrators. San Francisco, CA. 4 March 2000.

• “Education, Democracy and Citizenship After Littleton.” California Council on Social Studies Annual Conference: Social Studies for the Next Generation. San Diego, CA. 3 March 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” International Affairs Council, 29th Annual Frank Church Symposium: State of the World a Decade After the Cold War. Pocatello, ID. 2 March 2000.

• “Democracy and Cultural Pluralism.” Global Economy without Citizens, The New School, The Wolfson Center for National Affairs. New York, NY. 28 February 2000.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” World Affairs Council Lecture. Philadelphia, PA. 24 February 2000.

• “Sprawl and Public Space: Redressing the Mall” & “Malls, Democracy and Public Space.” The Woodrow Wilson Center & The National Endowment for The Arts. Washington, DC. 11 February 2000.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” Edward Bloustein School, Rutgers University, Democracy and Civil Society in a Globalizing World. New Brunswick, NJ. 27 January 2000.

• Lecture. George Washington University Globalization, Information Technology & The Future of Democracy. Washington, DC. 25 January 2000.

• Lecture. University of San Francisco, Where is Higher Education Going? What is USF’s place in it? San Francisco, CA. 18 January 2000.

• Roundtable. International Mutual Fund Institute. New York, NY. 2 December 1999.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalization?” West Virginia University Globalization: The Village and the World. Morgantown, WV. 22 November 1999.

• “Can Common Good Survive Global Privatization in the 21st Century?” Defining the Common Good: NCSS. Orlando, FL. 19 November 1999.

• “What is Cosmopolitanism?” Jewish Museum. New York, NY. 14 November 1999.

• “Can Democracy Survive Globalism & the Infantile Citizenship?” Castleton State College. Castleton, VT. 21 October 1999.

• “Clintons Private Life: Whose Business?” What Are We Up To? American Citizenship at the End of the Millennium. Stockbridge, MA. 9-10 Oct. 1999.

• “Can Democracy Survive Capitalism?” Kreisky Forum. Vienna. 5 October 1999.

• “Burger oder Verbraucher: Kann die Zivilgesellschaft McWorld?” Civil Society und Neue Burgergesellschaft. Munich, Germany. 3 October 1999.

• “Can Democracy Survive the Soft Despotism of McWorld?” Intervention Stams: Visions for the Alps 1999 Forum. Stams, Austria. 2 October 1999.

• “Globalisierung vs. Regionalisierun: Frohe Botschaften.” Weimar 1999 Conference. Weimar, Germany. 1 October 1999.

• Roundtable. Renewing Governance. Ontario, Canada. 24 Sept. 1999.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalization and Tribalism are Reshaping the Economy.” Defining the Digital Age: Technology, Trends and Opportunities. Tysons Corner, VA. 22 Sept. 1999.

• “Democracy at the Millennial Moment.” WVIV-TV. Pittston, PA. 17 Sept. 1999.

• “Common Currents of Power? The Future Societies and Governance..” Hoescht Triangle Forum. Germany. 8-10 Sept. 1999.

• “Visions of Citizenship.” Political Science and the World of Politics & Policy: Contribution and Impact (APSA). Atlanta, GA. 2-5 Sept. 1999.

• “Civic Talk to Civic Action: Taking Stock of Democratic Renewal.” The Aspen Institute. Aspen, CO. 4-7 Aug. 1999.

• “Can Democracy Survive Privatization?” International Conference on Privatization. Geneva, Switzerland. 16-18 July 1999.

• “Globalizing Markets Without Globalizing Democracy.” 20th Anniversary Global Editors Meeting WorldTimes. Boston, MA. 3 July 1999.

• Lecture. National Study Circles Gathering; Study Circles Resources. Hartford, CT. 25 June 1999.

• “Beyond Nationalism? Towards a World Civil Society.” University of Malaga: Sovereignty, Governance and Compliance. Malaga, Spain. 17-20 June 1999.

• Keynote Speech. Canadian Public Relations Society National Conference. Ontario, Canada. 5-8 June 1999.

• Roundtable. For a Culture of Peace & Dialogue Among Civilizations in the 3rd Millennium. Moscow, Russia. 13-16 May 1999.

• Roundtable. Costs and Benefits of the Free Market System. Salzburg, Austria. 9-16 May 1999.

• “The Global Economy: Promises and Perils.” University of Illinois. Springfield, IL. 7 April 1999.

• “Can Citizenship Survive McWorld in the 21st Century.” NC State University, Symposium on Citizenship in the 21st Century. Raleigh, NC. 23 March 1999.

• Lecture. Stockholm, Sweden. 17-20 March 1999.

• “Can Democracy & the Ethics of Responsibility Survive.” Illinois State University: Robert G. Bone Distinguished Lecture Series. Norma, IL. 18-19 Feb. 1999.

• “Jihad vs. McWorld.” Decree College, Institute of International Relations. Athens, Greece. 8-11 April 1998.

• “Technology & Democracy in the Era of McWorld.” 2nd International Congress on Electronic Media & Citizenship. Helsinki, Finland. 6-9 Jan. 1998.

• Panels: 1) “Measuring Citizenship: Assessing the Impact of Service Learning on America’s Youth,” And 2) “Jihad vs. McWorld.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. 29-31 Aug. 1997.

• Lecture. Kettering Foundation’s National Issues Forum, Colloquium on The Role of Public Deliberation in Democratic Politics. Washington, DC. 26-27 June 1997.

• Keynote speech. Academy Leo Beyers of Arts and Life sciences. Antwerp, Belgium. 14 May 1997.

• “The Future of Civil Society.” Nexus Institut- Tilburg University. Netherlands. 12-13 May 1997.

• “Educating for Civil Society: Civic Engagement as an Educational Task.” Social Ministry of Baden-Württemberg – BEIRAT University of Stuttgart; “Jihad Versus McWorld.” State of Ministry Baden Württemberg; “Social Future and Civil Engagement.” Academy Bad Boll; “Civil Society and the Church.” Discussion with German religious leaders. Germany. 5-7 May 1997.

• “McWorld’s Global Economy vs. Democracy – Europe’s Economy vs. Swiss Democracy.” Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut. Zurich, Switzerland. 5 May 1997.

• Roundtable. Institute for Civil Society. North Tarrytown, NY. 2 May 1997.

• “Cultural Tribalism versus Economic Globalism – What does it mean for democracy?” University of Missouri – St. Louis, State of the World Conference. St. Louis, MO. 1 May 1997.

• “The New Information Technologies and Stability.” Rockefeller Brothers Fund Project on World Security Experts Working Group. Tarrytown, NY. 24 April 1997.

• “Globalization and its effects on third world countries.” FUCID (Foundation Universitatire Pour la Cooperation Internationale au Developpement); Lecture. Centre national de Cooperation au Development (CNCD) seminar on international economy and development with Belgian NGO’s. Namur, Belgium. 15-16 April 1997.

• “Tribalism Particularism and Consumerist Universalism: Can Democracy Survive?” Tel Aviv University/Howard Gilman International Colloquium on Particularism vs. Universalism. Prague, Czech Republic. 11-13 April 1997.

• Panel Chair: “Democracy and Representation.” Columbia University: CSPT conference on Democratization and Justice at Columbia University. New York, NY. 5-7 April 1997.

• Lecture. New School for Social Research conference on The Consciousness Industry & Democracy and the Commercial Culture of McWorld. New York, NY. 4 April 1997. “Renewal of Civic Life And Citizenship in America.” Southwest Missouri State Citizenship in the 21st Century Conference. Springfield, MO. 2-3 April 1997.

• “Citizenship and Community Development.” Champlain Valley Union High School. New Brunswick, NJ. 31 March 1997 .

• Keynote Speech. World Affairs Council on Oregon’s Democracy in Global Perspective lecture series. Portland, OR. 27 March 1997.

• Keynote speech. US Navy seminar on information policy. South Carolina. 20-21 March 1997.

• Keynote speech. California State – Fullerton, Office of Student Life conference on Community-based Service Learning. Fullerton, CA. 13-14 March 1997.

• “The New Square: Local/Global.” Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture – Columbia University symposium. New York, NY. 8 March 1997.

• “Clansmen, Consumers and Citizens: Three Takes on Civil Society.” University of Maryland Scholar’s Workshop Group. Washington, DC. 7-8 March 1997.

• “Democracy and the Assimilation of Minorities.” Columbia University: Department of Political Science workshop. New York, NY. 27 February 1997.

• “Technology for what? The Internet for whom?” Burda/Academy for the Third Millennium conference on Internet and Politics. Munich, Germany. 19-21 Feb. 1997.

• Keynote speech. Arizona Humanities Council conference on Free Speech and Community: Who Speaks for American Values in Public Institutions; “Revitalizing citizenship.” Arizona State University – College of Extended Education. Phoenix, AZ. 6-8 Feb. 1997.

• Plenary on “Jihad vs. McWorld” and Panel on “What’s so great about Western Civilization?” World Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland. 4 Feb.- 30 Jan. 1997.

• Lecture. Harvard University seminar at Kennedy School of Government on issues of civic engagement. Cambridge, MA. 11 December 1996.

• Keynote address. Facing History and Ourselves. New York, NY. 10 December 1996.

• “La démocratie au risque de la mondialisation et des replis identitaires.” Conference-débat publique au Cirque d’Hiver with Michel Rocard, Jean Daniel, Jean-Louis Lavelle, and Maurice Bellet. Paris, France. 5 December 1996.

• “Reaffirming the Public Value of Public Education.” American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 24 November 1996.

• “The Republican Tradition, The Problems of Democratic Participation, and the Strengthening of A Civic Culture.” Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli’s Turin conference on Republicanism and the Relevance on Republican Political Ideas for our Politics. Turin, Italy. 23 Nov. – 10 Dec. 1996.

• Lecture. Kettering Foundation and Social Policy Movement Research Center’s Civil Society and its Discontents & Civil Society: Pros and Cons. New York, NY. 15 November 1996.

• “Technology and American Democracy in the 21st Century.” Cameron University’s Festival III: Science, Technology and The 21st Century. Lawton, OK. 12-13 Nov. 1996.

• “Globalism vs. Tribalism: The Costs for Democracy.” FACDIS (Consortium for Faculty and Course Development In International Studies) Conference on Globalization and Fragmentation. Morgantown, WV. 7 November 1996.

• Roundtable Leader. Parliamentary Centre’s Changing Maps Project on Information-Based Governance: Administration for the Commonweal in the Age of Information. Ottawa, Canada. 1 November 1996.

• Roundtable. Television Project’s Media Literacy Videoconference. Newark, NJ. 29 October 1996.

• “From Me to We: Renewing America’s Civic Life in an Information Age.” National Teleconference sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges, Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, Center for Democracy and Citizenship – Humphrey Institute, Close-Up Foundation, and The Foundation on Economic Trends panels: 1) What is happening to America’s civic life? and 2) The Impact of Telecommunications on American Democracy. Washington, DC. 24 October 1996.

• Lecture. Evening Dialogues Program on “Working Hard at Leisure” at Cooper Union, dialogue on design, media and Technology. New York, NY. 24 October 1996.

• “Identity in the Era of Jihad vs. McWorld.” Iowa State University Annual Humanities Ames and NEH/Ames Public Library Lecture Series: Divided Selves, United States. 15 October 1996.

• “Strengthening Democracy by Recreating Civil Society.” Catholic University of Eichstätt Symposium on The Unfolding of America’s National Identity. Washington, DC. 9-11 Oct. 1996.

• “Strengthening Democracy by Recreating Civil Society.” Independent Sector Conference on Measuring the Impact of The Nonprofit Sector on Society. Washington, DC. 5 September 1996.

• “Higher Education and Civic Responsibility.” Pacific Lutheran University Fall Faculty Conference. Tacoma, WA. 4 September 1996.

• Keynote address. Lawrence Public Schools Opening Convocation for Faculty And Administrators. Lawrence, KS. 19 August 1996.