Richard Rubenstein

Richard E. Rubenstein is University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Education Harvard College, B.A. 1959 in History and Literature Oxford College, M.A. 1961 in Jurisprudence (Rhodes Scholar) Harvard Law School, J.D. 1963 Employment University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1987-present Director, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 1988-1991 Professor of Law, Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C., 1979-1987 Associate Professor of Political Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 1970-1979 Assistant Director, Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1970 Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C., 1963-1967 Books Authored Rebels in Eden: Mass Political Violence in the United States (Boston: Little, Brown, 1970; 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; London: I.B. Tauris, 1988; Barcelona and Buenos Aires: Granica, 1988) Comrade Valentine: The Story of Azef the Spy (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1993; Warsaw: Bellona, 2001) When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity during the Last Days of Rome (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1999; Paris: Editions Decouvertes, 2001; Rio de Janeiro: Fisus Ltda., 2002; Mexico City: Oceano, 2003) Aristotle’s Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages (New York: Harcourt Books, 2003; ; Seoul: Mimusa, 2004; Taiwan: Renew, 2004) Thus Saith the Lord: The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah (New York: Harcourt Books, 2006) Reasons to Kill; Why Americans Choose War (London and New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010) Recent Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters “Conflict Resolution and the Structural Sources of Conflict,” in Ho-Won Jeong, ed., Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process, 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 “Sources” and “Institutions” two chapters in S. Cheldelin, D. Druckman, and L. Fast, eds., Conflict Analysis and Resolution: A New Introductory Text (Millennium, 2003, 2d Ed. 2007) “The Psycho-Political Causes of Terrorism,” in Charles Kegley, ed., The New Global Terrorism (Prentice-Hall, 2003) “News Media Coverage of Violent Conflicts: European, American, and Global Perspectives” (School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2005) “Theology and Violence: Religion and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Clare College, Cambridge, 2006) “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.” Ezio Cappadocia Memorial Lecture on Politics and History, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, September 9, 2008 “Conflict Resolution in an Age of Empire,” in Byrne and Sandole, “Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution” (Routledge, 2009) “Why Americans Fight: Justifications for Asymmetric Warfare.” Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 1:2 (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 “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) Revised March 2011 “Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War,” CSPAN BookTV,