Curriculum Vitae: Richard E. Rubenstein University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University



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Curriculum Vitae: Richard E. Rubenstein
University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

George Mason University

3434 Washington Boulevard, Suite 5070

Arlington, Virginia 22201
Tel: (703) 993-1307; (703) 400-7674

Fax: (703) 993-1302

E-mail: rrubenst@gmu.edu

Websites: http://scar.gmu.edu

www.rich-rubenstein.com

Home: 323 A Street, S.E.

Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 544-3443; (703) 400-7674

E-mail: rubenstein.richard@gmail.com

Education


Harvard College, B.A. 1959, magna cum laude in History and Literature

Oxford University, M.A. 1961, Honours School of Jurisprudence (Rhodes Scholar)

Harvard Law School, J.D. 1963

University of Malta, Litt.D. 2016 (honoris causa)



Employment


Since 1987: University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs, George Mason University. Member of Faculty, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Director, 1989-1991

1979-1987: Professor of Law, Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. Academic Dean, 1980-1982

1970-1979: Associate Professor of Political Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
1967-1970: Assistant Director, Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, Chicago, Illinois
1963-1967: Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C

Other Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Teaching Fellow in General Education, Harvard College, 1961-1962
Professorial Lecturer, Malcolm X College, Chicago City College, 1969-1970
Fulbright Visiting Professor, Universite de Provence (Aix-Marseille I), 1976-1977
Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Malta, 1994

Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, March 2009

Fulbright Specialist, University of Malta, May 2010

Affiliate Faculty Member, University of Malta, October 2010-present

Books Authored


REBELS IN EDEN: MASS POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970; paperback ed., 1971. London: Macdonald, 1970
LEFT TURN: ORIGINS OF THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.
ALCHEMISTS OF REVOLUTION: TERRORISM IN THE MODERN WORLD. New York: Basic Books, 1987, revised paperback ed., 1988. London: I.B. Tauris, 1987. Barcelona and Buenos Aires: Granica Ediciones, 1988

COMRADE VALENTINE: THE TRUE STORY OF AZEF THE SPY. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Warsaw: Bellona Publishing House, 2002

WHEN JESUS BECAME GOD: THE STRUGGLE TO DEFINE CHRISTIANITY IN THE LAST DAYS OF ROME. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999; Harvest paperback, 2000. Paris: Editions Decouverte, 2001, La Decouverte/Poche, 2004; Rio de Janeiro: Fisus LTDA, 2001; Mexico City: Oceano, 2003; Korea: Minumsa, 2004
ARISTOTLE’S CHILDREN: HOW CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, AND JEWS REDISCOVERED ANCIENT WISDOM AND ILLUMINATED THE DARK AGES. New York: Harcourt Books, 2003. Harvest paperback, 2004. Korea: Minumsa, 2004; Rio de Janeiro: Editoria Rocco Ltda., 2005; Mexico City: Oceano, 2005; Japan: Kinokuniya, 2007

THUS SAITH THE LORD: THE REVOLUTIONARY MORAL VISION OF ISAIAH AND JEREMIAH. New York and London: Harcourt Books, 2006. Rio de Janeiro: Editoria Rocco Ltda., 2006




REASONS TO KILL: WHY AMERICANS CHOOSE WAR. New York, London, and Berlin: Bloomsbury Press, 2010; Japan: Kinokuniya, 2012

RESOLVING STRUCTURAL CONFLICTS: HOW VIOLENT SYSTEMS CAN BE TRANSFORMED. London and New York: Routledge, 2017


Books and Journals Edited


MASS VIOLENCE IN AMERICA (with Robert F. Fogelson). New York: Arno Press/New York Times, 1969
GREAT COURTROOM BATTLES. New York: Playboy Books, 1973
SEEDS OF STRUGGLE: AMERICAN FARMERS AND THE RISE OF AGRIBUSINESS (with Dan F. McCurry). New York: Arno Press/New York Times, 1975

CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF JAMES H. LAUE (with Frank O. Blechman). Special edition of The Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, November 1999


Selected Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters
“Urban Violence and Urban Strategies,” in Martin Meyerson, Ed., THE CONSCIENCE OF THE CITY (George Braziller, 1970)
“The Structure of Mass Violence in America,” in N. Miller and R. Aya, Eds., THE NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Free Press, 1971)
“Assassination as a Political Tradition,” in William J. Crotty, Ed., ASSASSINATION AND THE POLITICAL ORDER (Harper & Row, 1972)
“Group Violence in America: Its Structure and Limitations,” in Ted R. Gurr and Hugh Graham Davis, Eds., VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES (2d ed., Bantam Books, 1978)
“Up From Feudalism: Harold Berman on the Canonical Origins of Western Law,” Antioch Law Journal, 4:1, Summer 1986
“The Fire Next Time? Racial Conflict in America,” ICAR Working Paper No. 2, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1988
“Group Violence in America: Lessons of the 1960s,” in Ted Robert Gurr, Ed., VIOLENCE IN AMERICA: HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON COLLECTIVE ACTION, TERRORISM, AND REBELLION (Sage Publications, 1989)
“The Limitations of Political Theory for Analyzing Conflict,” in M. Clark and S. Wawrytko, Eds. RETHINKING THE CURRICULUM (Greenwood Press, 1990)
“Basic Human Needs Theory: Beyond Natural Law,” in John Burton, Ed., CONFLICT: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS (St. Martin’s Press, 1990)

“Unanticipated Conflict and the Crisis of Social Theory,” in J. Burton and F. Dukes, Eds., CONFLICT: READINGS IN MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION (St. Martin’s Press, 1990)

“The Natural Law Origins of Human Rights: A Critique and a Proposal,” in Esther N. Elstun, Ed., HUMAN RIGHTS: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM (Virginia Polytechnical Institute, 1991)
“On Taking Sides: Lessons of the Persian Gulf War,” ICAR Occasional Paper No. 6, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1992
“Dispute Resolution on the Eastern Frontier: Some Questions for Modern Missionaries,” Negotiation Journal, July 1992
“Interpreting Violent Conflict: A Handbook for Journalists,” (with J. Botes, J. Stephens and F. Dukes). Monograph: Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1993
“The Analysis and Resolution of Class Conflict,” in D. Sandole and H. van der Merwe, Eds., CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORY AND PRACTICE: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION (University of Manchester Press, 1994
“Challenging Samuel Huntington” (with Jarle Crocker), Foreign Policy, Spring 1994
“Conflict Resolution and Power Politics, and Conflict After the Cold War: Two Lectures,” ICAR Working Paper No. 8, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1995
“Conflict Resolution and the Structural Sources of Conflict,” in Ho-Won Jeong, Ed., CONFLICT RESOLUTION: DYNAMICS, PROCESS AND STRUCTURE (Ashgate Publishers, 1999)
“Conflict Resolution and Social Justice: The Burton-Laue Debates,” Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, November 1999
“Basic Human Needs: Steps Toward Further Theory Development,” International Journal of Peace Studies, Fall 2001

“The Psycho-Political Causes of Religious Terrorism,” in THE NEW GLOBAL TERRORISM, Charles Kegley, Ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2003)


“To Spare Future Generations the Scourge of War: Conflict Resolution and the Importance of an Inter-Religious Perspective,” in Emmanuel Agius, Ed., Human Rights and Our Responsibility to Future Generations (University of Malta, 2003)

“The Trouble with Monotheism”: Review of God Against the Gods, by Jonathan Kirsch,” in Washington Post Book World, April 4, 2004


“Sources” and “Institutions,” chapters in CONFLICT: FROM ANALYSIS TO INTERVENTION, S. Cheldelin, D. Druckman, and L. Fast, Eds. (Millennium, 2008, 2d Ed.)
“Conflict Resolution in An Age of Empire: New Challenges to an Emerging Profession,” in Sandole, Byrne, et al., Eds., A HANDBOOK OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION (Routledge, 2008)
“Aristotle,” in Daniel Patte, Ed., THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF CHRISTIANITY (Routledge, 2009)
“Why Americans Fight: Justifications for Asymmetric Warfare,” Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 2:1, 51-68 (October, 2009)
“The Jesus Wars”: Review of Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years, by Philip Jenkins, in Conversations in Religion and Theology, 8:2 (November 2010)
“Calling All Communists,” review of The Idea of Communism, Costas Douzinas and Slavoj Zizek, Eds. Unrest Magazine (October 2011)

“The Role of Civilians in American War Ideology,” in Daniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, and Mohammed Cherkaoui, Eds., Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence (
Routledge, 2012)

“Toward Popular Discourses of Peace,” in Karina Korostelina and Daniel Rothbart, Eds., Forming a Culture of Peace: Reframing Narratives of Intergroup Relations, Equity, and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
“Mitt and Jesus: On the Revival of Theological Controversy in American Politics.” Unrest Magazine (December 2012)
“Sabbatical Term” (short story), in Phnom Penh Noir, edited by Christopher G. Moore (Heaven Lake Press, 2012)
“Education in Conflict Analysis and Resolution: The Coming Storm.” Unrest Magazine (June 2013)
“Church and State in the United States: An Old Consensus Erodes, New Hopes and Dangers Emerge,” with Edward E. Thompson, in Ali Abasov, et al., Eds., Society, Religion, State (National Academy of sciences of Azerbaijan, 2013)

“Religious Conflict, Empire-Building, and the Imagined Other,” in Mahmoud Eid and Karim H. Karim, Eds., Re-imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)


“The ‘Dialectic of Enlightenment’ and the New Arab Awakening,” in Mohammed Cherkaoui, What Is Enlightenment? Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
“State Security, Human Security, and the Problem of Complementarity,” in Edwin Daniel Jacob, Ed., Rethinking Security in the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Selected Journalism, Lectures, Workshops, and Public Lectures

Articles on “Terrorism” contributed annually to the World Book Encyclopedia Year Book, 1995-2010

Journalism and book reviews published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Dallas Morning News, Louisville Courier-Journal, National Journal, New Republic, Newsday, Peace and Change, Peace in Action, Philadelphia Inquirer, Political Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Saturday Evening Post, Unrest Magazine, Washington Post, Washington Post Book World, and other journals.

Produced and chaired ICAR television forums broadcast by C-SPAN on “The Palestinian Uprising” (December 5, 1989) and “Alternatives to War in the Persian Gulf” (August 30, 1990). With Christopher Mitchell, co-produced videotaped interview of John Burton in Canberra, Australia (November 2000). Organized

and moderated Conflict Resolution and Prevention Forum on “Conflict and Resolution in Ukraine,” Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C., April 4, 20l4. Organized and moderated panel discussions of “Alternatives to the U.S. War on Terrorism” at Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C., November 17, 2014, and “Elections 2016: Could America Go Fascist? What Can We Do About It?” at Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C., February 28, 2016.

Organized and chaired workshops on Interpreting Violent Conflict: A Conference for Journalists and Conflict Specialists, Airlie House, Airlie, Virginia, February 1990; Xenophobia and Ethnic Conflict, George Mason University, April 1993; Religious Proselytizing and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, April 2001; News Media Coverage of Violent Conflicts, March 2004, European Union, Brussels, Belgium, and November 2004, George Mason University; Conflict Resolution and Public Policy, June 2005, George Mason University; Conflict Resolution and a U.S. Exit Strategy for Iraq, George Mason University, November 2006; Partnering for Peace: A Transatlantic Workshop on Conflict Resolution and Public Policy, Washington, D.C. (with the Friedrich Ebert Stifftung), October 2007; Talking With Iran, International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 2009; Tackling Inequality: New Ideas from Europe and North America (with the Friedrich Ebert Stifftung), Washington, D.C., March 2012; Poverty, Inequality, and Global Conflict (with United Nations Academic Impact and People Programme International), U.N. Headquarters, New York, N.Y., January 2016.

Public lectures on “Lessons of the Persian Gulf War,” the Vernon I. and Minnie M. Lynch Lecture, George Mason University, May 1991; “Conflict Resolution and Power Politics,” Department of Sociology, University of Malta, December 1994; “Conflict After the Cold War,” Foundation for International Studies, Valletta, Malta, January 1995; “Religious Violence: Its Causes and Cures,” George Mason University, May 1995; “Conflict Resolution and the New World Order,” Mary Washington College, October 1996; “Religious Conflict and Its Resolution,” Harvard Divinity School and Episcopal Divinity School, November 1999; “Conflict and Belief: Lessons of the Arian Controversy,” Advent Lectures, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., December 1999; “Sources of Religious Violence,” Lenten Lectures, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, Maryland, March 2000; “Resolving Structural Conflicts,” John Burton Forum of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November 2000



Major public lectures since 2001:
“The Emerging Global Society: Sources of Conflict and Conflict Resolution.” Address to Annual Joint Conference of the Cuban United Nations Association and Jose Marti Association, Havana, Cuba, May 16-18, 2001
“Responding to September 11: Terrorism and Conflict Resolution.” Address to the students and faculty of the Friends Academy, Baltimore, Maryland, October 9, 2001
“Purification and Power: The Psycho-Political Roots of Religious Terrorism.” Presented to American Psychology Association, Chicago, August 23, 2002

“The US-Iraq Conflict: Are There Alternatives to War?” Speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, Maryland, September 22, 2002

“Conflict Resolution and American Power.” Address to the North Carolina United Nations Association, October 24, 2002, Raleigh, North Carolina

“Aristotle’s Children: How Christians, Muslims and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages.” Talk on C-SPAN, December 5, 2003
“Religious Conflict: Causes and Cures.” Lecture at Balliol College, Oxford, U.K., March 13, 2003
“Lessons of the Iraq War: The Role of the EU and Regional Organizations in Conflict Resolution.” Speech to Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Diplomats Luncheon, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2004
“Uncivil Society: Causes of Turmoil and the Need for Conflict Resolution.” Keynote address to annual meeting of the National Reading Association, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2005
“Theology, Creativity, and Conflict.” Lecture to the Foundation for Contemporary Theology, Houston, Texas, October 1, 2005
“Theology and Violence in the Twenty-First Century.” The Alma Royalton Kisch Inaugural Lecture, presented at Clare College, Cambridge, November 8, 2005
“Empires, Nations, and the Sources of Ethical Creativity.” The Templeton Lecture, presented at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, January 24, 2006
“Religion and Politics in the 21st Century.” The Ezio Cappadocia Memorial Lecture on Politics and History, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, September 9, 2008
“Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Go to War.” Lecture to Rockefeller Foundation grantees at the Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, April 6, 2009
“Religious Conflicts and Their Resolution,” Annual MEDAC Alumni Association Lecture, University of Malta, Palazzo Capua, Sliema, Malta, May 7, 2010

“Just Wars in Theory and in Practice,” Lecture sponsored by DISCERN, Europe House, Valletta, Malta, May 13, 2010

“American Warmaking and the Civil Religion,” Address to the Council for Inquiry, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2011
“American War Ideology and Empire,” Talk to Cong. Ron Paul’s Luncheon Group, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2011
“War and the Future of American Foreign Policy,” address to George C. Marshall Center, Leesburg, Virginia, June 21, 2011
“The Ethics of Development and the Significance of Basic Needs Theory,” presentation to UNESCO Conference on Rethinking Development, Mexico City, Mexico, August 19, 2011
“The Significance of the Occupy Movement,” speech to forum at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, November 29, 2011
“Transforming Destructive Conflicts: Five Key Steps Toward Positive Peace,” and “Poverty, Inequality, and Violence: Social Diseases in Search of a Cure,”

funded public lectures at Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, October 9. 2012, and February 19, 2013, respectively


“Jewish Peace Traditions.” Lecture to Religious Youth Service of Universal Peace Federation, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013
“Conflict and Resolution in Ukraine.” Organized and moderated discussion at Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2013.
“Crime and Punishment: The Sources and Resolution of Social Conflict.” Lecture at the Lifelong Learning Institute of Northern Virginia Community College, November 6, 2014

“Resolving Systemic Conflicts: A New Current in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.” Keynote Speech at Winter Institute of Nova Southeastern University Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 8, 2014

“Poverty, Inequality, and Precarity: The Way Forward for Virginia.” Keynote Speech for SALT Annual Virginia Legislative Forum, Vienna, Virginia, March 22, 2014
“Poverty and Inequality: Causes and Cures.” Invited public lectures at Thomas Nelson Community College, Norfolk, Virginia, April 21, 2014 and Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, April 22, 2014
“The Alexandria Library Sit-In of 1939.” Invited public lecture at Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Virginia, June 5, 2014
“Lessons of the Gaza War and Other Middle Eastern Disasters.” Invited lecture to inaugurate 2014-15 Speaker Series at the Potomac School, McLean Virginia, October 28, 2014
“Transforming Violent Systems.” Keynote speech for annual Human Welfare Conference, Green-Templeton College, Oxford, May 1, 2015
“From Cultures of Violence to Cultures of Peace: The Problem of Violent Systems.” Invited address for President’s Foundation for Wellbeing of Society, San Anton Palace, Malta, May 11, 2015
“Europe’s Immigration Crisis: A Conflict Resolution Approach.” Invited address for President’s Foundation for Wellbeing of Society, Verdala Palace, Malta, October 16, 2015
“The Elections of 2016: Underlying Causes of Unusual Conflict.” Presentations at Congregation Adat Reyim, Springfield, Virginia, and at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia (with Prof. Solon Simmons), October, 2016
Summary of conference presentations and interviews:

Presented papers at annual conferences or special meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Friends Service Committee; American Political Science Association; American Psychological Association; Chicago Public Library Forum; Conference on Interpreting Violent Conflict; Conference on Rethinking the Curriculum; Conference on Basic Human Needs Theory; Council on Peace Research, Education, and Development; International Peace Research Association; Friedrich Ebert Stifftung Workshop on Employment and the German Economic Model; Law and Society Association; John Marshall Law School Conference on Paths to Peace; National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution; OSCE Conference on Religion and Conflict Prevention, Oslo, Norway; Transatlantic Conference on Racism and Xenophobia in Europe and the United States; University of Malta/UNESCO Conference on Human Rights and Our Responsibility to Future Generations; UNESCO Conference on Rethinking Development; U.S. Institute of Peace; Virginia Humanities Conference; Voice of America; Washington Conference on Terrorism and Human Rights; and World Order Project. In progress: paper on “Conflict Resolution and Terrorism” to be presented at International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2015.

Interviews on conflict resolution and publications with Agence France-Presse; Brian Redhead, BBC Radio; Bernard Shaw, Canadian Broadcasting System; CNN News; Black Educational Television; Black Issues in Higher Education; Dai-Ishi News Service; Derek McGinty, WAMU-FM; Kojo Nnamde, WAMU-FM; NBC-TV Channel 4 Morning News; CBS-TV Channel 9 Morning News; Channel 8 Newsline; Dallas Morning News; King Radio; La Jornada; Los Angeles Times; Miami Herald; National Journal; Newsweek; Pravda; TIME; Washington Times; WNYC-FM, WOR-FM, WTOP-FM, WVON-FM, U.S. News and World Report, and USA Today. Four appearances on Fox Cable News since 9/11/01. Appearances as author on CSPAN BOOK TV (for When Jesus Became God, Aristotle’s Children, and Reasons to Kill) and on WGN-TV, Chicago, and WOR-TV, New York. Recent radio interviews include “America’s War on ISIS: A Conflict Resolution Perspective.” Interview with Ian Masters, Background Briefing show, KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, and 160 other stations nationwide, September 11, 2014. Television interview with SKY News, November 5, 2016.

Presentations on conflict resolution given under the auspices of the George Mason University Faculty Speaker’s Bureau to community organizations, including Northern Virginia and Washington area fraternal organizations, senior citizens’ clubs, trade associations, political organizations, churches, and synagogues, as well as regular presentation to the Lifelong Learning Institute. Speaker at forums sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Danforth Fellows Program, Mott Foundation, National Capital Democratic Women’s Club, Phi Beta Kappa Washington Area Chapter, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, United States Information Agency, U.S. Institute of Peace, Voice of America, and Cosmos Club. Additional presentations to foreign diplomats and government officials under the auspices of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Delphi International, the Hubert Humphrey Fellows Program, Meridian International Center, and the U.S. Department of State


Teaching, Administration and Current Research Activities
Graduate-level courses created and regularly taught include CONF 601: Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution; CONF 722: Religion, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution (taught on GMU-TV); CONF 739: Collective Action and Social Movements; CONF 757: Conflict and Literature; CONF 804: Critical Theory and System Transformation. Other courses taught include Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Conflict: Perspectives from Law and Jurisprudence; Conflict and History; Conflict and the News Media; Empire and Conflict; Theories of The Person; Dissertation and Thesis Proposal Preparation; and Integration of Theory and Practice
Undergraduate courses taught include Senior Seminars on Conflict Resolution and International Affairs, General Education (PAGE) courses on Crime and Punishment and Racism and Xenophobia, CONF 302: Identity and Conflict; CONF 330: Systemic Conflict and Social Transformation; CONF 340: Global Conflict; CONF 393: Phiilosophy, Conflict Theory, and Violence; and CONF 490: Integration of Theory and Practice. In 1993-1995, with Prof. Frank Blechman, initiated ICAR’s work through the Applied Practice and Theory Program on conflict in Northern Virginia and District of Columbia public schools
Course regularly taught in the GMU/U. of Malta dual degree international master’s program in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security: CONF 749: World Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation, and CONF 601: Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution

S-CAR Committees: Currently serves as chair of the Education Committee for the GMU/University of Malta Dual Degree International Master’s Program; member of S-CAR Promotion and Tenure Committee, Doctoral Studies Committee and Development Committee; and a faculty advisor to Unrest Magazine and the S-CAR Working Group on Systemic Violence. Chairs numerous doctoral dissertation and master’s thesis committees

George Mason University Committees: Serves as University Representative for Rhodes Scholarships; serves on Faculty Senate Task Force on Private Donations to University

Selected Consultancies


Advisory Consultant, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (Eisenhower Commission), Washington, D.C. 1969-1970
Facilitation of Faculty/Administration Retreat, Touro School of Law, Mohonk, New York, August 1987
Facilitation of Board of Visitors Retreat, George Mason University, Chantilly, Virginia, June 1989
Consultation on Alternatives to War in the Persian Gulf, American Friends Service Committee, New York, N.Y., December 1990
Scholar-in-residence, The Park School, Brooklandville, Maryland, January 1993
Consultation on Conflict Resolution and Urban Violence, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 1993
Consultations on Voice of America Conflict Resolution Program, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996
Facilitation of discussions regarding proposed merger of NGOs, Washington, D.C., July-September, 1996
Consultation on Religion and Conflict Prevention in Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Oslo, Norway, June 1999
Consultation on Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Colombia, U.S. State Department, February 2000
Consultation on Reintegration of Guerrilla Groups into Civil Society, Organization of American States, July 2001

Consultation on Conflict Resolution: Responses to the Attacks of September 11, United States Institute of Peace, October 2001

Consultation on Xenophobia and Racism in Europe and the United States, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2002

Consultation on Conflict Within Religious Congregations, Springfield, Virginia, March 2008
Consultation on the Role of the Church in Conflict Resolution, DISCERN, Msida, Malta, October 2008
Consultations on Dual Degree Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security to be offered by George Mason University and the University of Malta,

October 2008-September 2010



Facilitation of Conference on Tackling Inequality: Ideas from Europe and North America sponsored Friedrich Ebert Stifftung and S-CAR, March 22-23, 2012

Personal Data
Birth date: February 24, 1938. Prof. Rubenstein lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Susan Ryerson. He has four children: Alec, a lawyer practicing in Chicago, Illinois; Matthew, a concert pianist living in Berlin; Hannah, a journalist and writer currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam; and Shana, a youth development specialist currently studying for a master’s degree in social work at the University of Texas in Austin. He has three grandchildren, Emma and Eli Rubenstein and Rafael Martinez, and two step-grandchildren, Sadie and Ellery Goldhammer. His principal avocations are cooking, reading for pleasure, and playing jazz piano






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