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Peter Gordon Stillman
Department of Political Science Vassar College (#463)
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York12604-0463
stillman@vassar.edu

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Professor, Department of Political Science, Vassar College, 1984-

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Yale University Summer School, 2004-06

Adjunct Professor of Government, Harvard University Summer School, 1993-1995, 2003

Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1992-1993

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 1980-1981

Associate Professor (1978-84), Assistant Professor (1973-78), and Instructor (1970-73), Department of Political Science, Vassar College

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Yale University, 1973 (dissertation:"The Liberalism of Hegel's Philosophie des Rechts")

M.Phil., Yale University, 1973

B.A., Yale College, with high honors, 1966; Phi Beta Kappa; majored in History, the Arts, and Letters

SCHOLARSHIP

Edited Works

"The Isle of Pines Special Issue," editor (at the suggestion of the journal's editor, I put together the Special Issue.I wrote the "Introduction" and "Notes on the Texts," transcribed four versions of the text, co-translated a French version, and wrote an interpretive article, as well as recruiting four other articles and finding relevant illustrations), Utopian Studies 17, no. 1 (2006), pp. 5-216.

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed(Lexington Books:Lanham, Md., 2005), with Laurence Davis.

The Confessions, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, co-editor [and co-translator], in The Collected Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Vol. V (Hanover, New Hampshire:University Presses of New England, 1995; paperback edition, 1998).

Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit (Albany, N.Y.:SUNY Press, 1987).

"Revolutions in Advanced Industrial Society," special issue of American Behavioral Scientist 20, no. 4 (March-April 1977), with Suzanne Vromen.

Articles, Book Chapters, and Review Essays

"Warnings, Alternatives, and Action: the totalistic dystopias of the twentieth century," forthcoming in Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review (forthcoming 2007).

"Diderot's Supplément au voyage de Bougainville: steps towards an anarchist utopia," forthcoming in Laurence Davis and Ruth Kinna, eds., Anarchism and Utopianism (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2007).

"Hegel as a Colonial, Anti-Colonial, and Post-Colonial Thinker," forthcoming in Andrew Davison and Himadeep Muppedi, eds., Europe and Its Borders (forthcoming 2007).

"Social Justice after Katrina:The Need for a Revitalized Public Sphere," with Adelaide H. Villmoare. forthcoming in Kristin A. Bates and Richelle S. Swan, eds., Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (Durham, N.C.:Carolina Academic Press, 2007), pp. 349-66.

"Monarchy, Disorder, and Politics in Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines," in "The Isle of Pines Special Issue," Peter G. Stillman and Toby Widdicombe, eds., Utopian Studies 17, no. 1 (2006), pp. 147-75.

"Le Guin's The Dispossessed as Ecological Political Theory," in Davis and Stillman, eds., The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed(Lexington Books:Lanham, Md., 2005), pp. 55-73.

"The Myth of Marx's Economic Determinism," in the series on "Marx Myths and Legends" at a leading Marx website, www.marxists.org, posted in 2005, and available at http://marxmyths.org/peter-stillman/article.htm

"Dystopian Critiques, Utopian Possibilities, and Human Purposes in Octavia Butler's Parables," Utopian Studies 14, no. 1 (2003), pp. 15-35.

"Changing Meanings of Terrorism," Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (PEHW) , e-journal (http://www.wickedness.net/ejv1n2.htm) (2002), pp. 81-90.

"Pleasure and Politics in Disney's Utopia," with Adelaide H. Villmoare, Canadian Review of American Studies 32, no. 1 (2002), pp. 81-104.

"'With a Moral View Design'd':Gulliver's Travels as a Utopian Text," Q/W/E/R/T/Y 11 (Octobre 2001), pp. 97-107.

"Dystopian Visions and Utopian Anticipations:Terry Bisson's Pirates of the Universe as Critical Dystopia," Science-Fiction Studies 28 (Nov. 2001), pp. 365-82.

"'Nothing is, but what is not': Utopia as Practical Political Philosophy," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 3, nos. 2-3 (Summer/Autumn 2000), pp. 9-24; also in Barbara Goodwin, ed., The Philosophy of Utopia (Essex: Frank Cass, 2000), pp. 9-24.

"Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Rousseau's Thought," EMF (special issue on French Utopias, 1500-1800) 5 (1999), pp. 60-77.

"Margaret Atwood's Critique and Reconstruction of Public and Private in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale," Q/W/E/R/T/Y 8 (Octobre 1998), pp. 207-215.

"Identity, Complicity, and Resistance in The Handmaid's Tale," with S. Anne Johnson, Utopian Studies 5, no. 2 (1994), pp. 70-86.

"Property, Contract, and Ethical Life in Hegel's Philosophy of Right," in Drucilla Cornell et al., Hegel and Legal Theory (New York:Routledge, 1991), pp. 205-227.

"The Past Decade of the History of Utopian Thought," Utopian Studies 1, no. 1 (1990), pp. 103-110.

"Hegel's Analysis of Property in the Philosophy of Right," Cardozo Law Review 10, nos. 5-6 (March April 1989), pp. 1031-72.

"Hegel's Idea of Constitutionalism," in Alan S. Rosenbaum, ed., Constitutionalism:The Philosophical Dimension, Contributions in Legal Studies, Number 46 (Westport, Conn.:Greenwood Press, 1988), pp. 88-112.

"Partiality and Wholeness:Economic Freedom, Individual Development, and Ethical Institutions in Hegel's Political Thought," in William Maker, ed., Hegel on Economics and Freedom (Atlanta, Georgia:Mercer University Press, 1987), p. 65-96.

"A Critique of Ideal Worlds:Hegel and Marx on Modern Utopian Thought," in G. Saccaro del Buffa and Arthur O. Lewis, eds., Utopie per Gli Anni Ottanta:Studi Interdisciplinari sui temi, la storia, i progetti (Roma:Gangemi, 1986), pp. 635-673.

"Hegel, Marx, and Dialectic Theory," International History Review III, no. 2 (May 1986), pp. 288-93.

"Marx's Enterprise of Critique," in J. Roland Pennock, ed., Marxism (NOMOS Series; New York:New York University Press, 1983), pp. 252-76.

"The Accident at Three Mile Island," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 39, no. 3 (November 1983), pp. 42-45.

"Scarcity, Sufficiency, and Abundance:Hegel and Marx on Material Needs and Satisfaction," International Political Science Review 4, no. 3 (Summer 1983), pp. 295-310.

"Thomas Szasz on Contract and Liberty," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 42, no. 1 (January 1983), pp. 93-100.

"Three Mile Island:A Case of Disinformation," democracy, 2, no. 4 (Fall 1982), pp. 66-78.

"Mark Twain:Technology, Social Change, and Political Power," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, in Benjamin Barber and Michael McGrath, eds., The Artist and Political Vision (New Brunswick, N.J.:Trans-Action Books, 1982), pp. 267-89.

"The Harem Sequence in Montesquieu's Persian Letters:A Critique of Political and Familial Despotism," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, in Jean Elshtain, ed., The Family in Political Thought (Amherst:University of Massachusetts Press, 1982), pp. 66-79.

"Hegel's Idea of the Modern Family," Thought, 56, no. 22 (September 1981), pp. 342-52.

"The Eldorado Episode in Voltaire's Candide," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, Eighteenth-Century Life, VI, nos. 2-3 (January-May 1981), pp. 79-92.

"Hegel's Civil Society:A Locus of Freedom," Polity, XII, no. 4 (Summer 1980), pp. 622-46.

"Property, Freedom, and Individuality in Hegel's and Marx's Political Thought," in J. Roland Pennock, ed., Property (NOMOS Series; New York:New York University Press, 1980), pp. 130-67.

"Person, Property, and Civil Society in Hegel's Philosophy of Right," in Donald Verene, ed., Hegel's Social and Political Thought (New Jersey:Humanities Press, 1980), pp. 103-17; reprinted in L.S. Stepelevich, ed., Selected Essays on G.W.F. Hegel (New Jersey:Humanities Press International, 1993).

"The Social Implications of Solar Energy," in M. E. Grenander, ed., Helios:From Myth to Solar Energy (Albany, N.Y.:Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1978), pp. 64-71.

"Property Rights, Ecological Limits, and a Steady-State Economy," in Dennis Pirages, ed., The Sustainable Society (New York:Praeger, 1977), pp. 220-40.

"Freedom as Participation:The Revolutionary Theories of Hegel and Arendt," American Behavioral Scientist, 20, no. 4 (March-April 1977), pp. 477-92.

"Environmental Politics and Political Science:Issues and Opportunities," with Michael Kraft, Polity, VIII, no. 3 (Spring 1976), pp. 443-53.

"Hegel's Idea of Punishment," Journal of the History of Philosophy, XIV, no. 2 (April 1976), pp. 169-82; reprinted in Michael Salter, ed., Hegel and the Law (London:Ashgate, 2003).

"The Tragedy of the Commons:A Re-Analysis," Alternatives, 4, no. 2 (Winter 1975), pp. 12-15; reprinted in Timothy O'Riordan and R. Kerry Turner, eds., An Annotated Reader in Environmental Planning and Management (Oxford:Pergamon Press, 1983), pp. 299-303.

"The Limits to Behaviorism:A Critique of B. F. Skinner's Social and Political Thought," American Political Science Review, LXIX, no. 1 (March 1975), pp. 202-13.

"Ecological Problems, Political Theory, and Public Policy," in Stuart S. Nagel, ed., Environmental Politics (New York:Praeger, 1974), pp. 49-60.

"Hegel's Critique of Liberal Theories of Rights," American Political Science Review, LXVIII, no. 3 (September 1974), pp. 1086-92; reprinted in Robert Stern, ed., G.W.F. Hegel:Critical Assessments (London:Routledge, 1993) and in Michael Salter, ed., Hegel and the Law (London:Ashgate, 2003).

"The Concept of Legitimacy," Polity, VII, no. 1 (Fall 1974), pp. 32-56.

"Prisons and Punishment," Journal of Social Philosophy, V, no. 1 (January 1974), pp. 3-5; reprinted in Creighton Peden, ed., Philosophy for a Changing Society (Reynoldsburg, Ohio:Advocate, 1983), pp. 325-28.

"Ancients and Moderns:Moisei Ostrogorski and the Study of Politics," Political Inquiry, I, no. 1 (Fall 1973), pp. 1-25.

Publications on Education

"[Syllabi for] Introduction to Political Theory," edited with an 18-page introduction (Washington, D.C.:American Political Science Association Political Science Course Syllabi Collection, 1991).

"The College Course:Civilization in Question," JGE:The Journal of General Education, 36, no. 1 (1984), pp. 32-45.

Miscellaneous Publications

"Property and Contract," with Justin Mahoney (Ford Scholar), 2000 word entry, Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (Great Barrington, Mass.:Berkshire Publishing, 2005).

"Comment:Morality, Economics, and Environmental Policy," in Environmental Ethics, 6, no. 1 (Spring 1984), pp. 95-96.

"On the Way to 1984?An American Dialogue," with Joel Doolin, in Richard G. Lazar and Menahem-Davyd Lazar, eds., Beyond 1984 (Millwood, N.Y.:Associated Faculties Press, 1984), pp. 26-36.

Book Reviews

Steinar Stjerno, Solidarity in Europe: The History of an Idea, in Perspectives on Politics 4, no. 1 (March 2006): 172-73.

George Klosko, Jacobins and Utopians:The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform for Perspectives on Politics 2, no. 1 (March 2004)

Chris Matthew Sciabarra, Total Freedom:Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism, in The American Political Science Review 96, no. 1 (March 2002)

Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordón, eds., Democracy's Edges, and Democracy's Value, in Utopian Studies 12, no. 1 (2001).

Andrew Levine, Rethinking Liberal Equality, in The American Political Science Review 93, no. 2, (March, 1999).

Robert Wuthnow. Poor Richard's Principle:Recovering the American Dream Through the Moral Dimension of Work, Business and Money. in Utopian Studies, 10, no. 2 (1999)

Mark Neocleous, Administering Civil Society:Towards a Theory of State Power, in The Owl of Minerva, 31, no. 1 (Fall 1999).

Robert Darnton, The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789, in The Eighteenth Century:A Current Bibliography, forthcoming.

Voltaire, Political Writings, ed. and trans. by David Williams, in The Eighteenth Century:A Current Bibliography, forthcoming.

Evan McKenzie, Privatopia, in Utopian Studies 8.2 (1997)

Andrzej Walicki, Marxism and the Leap to the Kingdom of Freedom:The Rise and Fall of the Communist Utopia, in Utopian Studies, 8.1 (1997)

Richard Noble, Language, Subjectivity and Freedom in Rousseau's Moral Philosophy, in The Eighteenth Century:A Current Bibliography, 17, 417-18.

La Mettrie, Man a Machine [and] Man a Plant, in The Eighteenth Century:A Current Bibliography, forthcoming.

Errol Harris, In the Spirit of Hegel, in The Review of Metaphysics XLVII, no. 4 (June 1994).

Mark Tunick, Hegel's Political Philosophy:The Theory of Legal Punishment, in CLIO 22, no. 4 (Summer 1993).

Ruth Levitas, The Concept of Utopia, in Utopian Studies 2, nos. 1-2 (1991).

Roman Szporluk, Communism and Nationalism:Karl Marx versus Friedrich List, in The Journal of Modern History 62, no. 3 (September 1990).

Steven Smith, Hegel's Critique of Liberalism, in American Political Science Review 84, no. 2 (June 1990).

Peter Steinberger, Logic and Politics:Hegel's Philosophy of Right, in Political Theory 17, no. 4 (November 1989).

B. R. Nanda, Gandhi and His Critics, in The Review of Politics 49, no. 2 (Spring 1987).

Michael Mann, The Sources of Social Power, Volume I:A History of Power from the Beginning to A.D. 1760, in International History Review IX, no. 2 (May 1987).

Patrick Riley, Will and Political Legitimacy, in The Owl of Minerva 17, no. 2 (Spring 1986).

Kenneth Neill Cameron, Marxism:The Science of Society, an Introduction, in The American Political Science Review 79, no. 4 (December 1985).

Louis Dupre, Marx's Social Critique, in The American Political Science Review 78, no. 4 (December 1984).

Robert N. Berki, Insight and Vision, in The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, no. 9 (Spring-Summer 1984).

Joachim Ritter, Hegel and the French Revolution, in idealistic studies XIII, no. 3 (September 1983).

Leo Rauch, The Political Animal, in The Owl of Minerva 14, no. 3 (March 1983).

Bernard Cullen, Hegel's Social and Political Thought, Shorter Notice in Journal of Politics 43, no. 3 (August 1981).

Lillian S. Robertson, Sex, Class, and Culture, in Women in Politics 1, no. 4 (Winter 1980-81).

Charles Taylor, Hegel and Modern Society, in The Owl of Minerva 12, no. 1 (September 1980).

George Armstrong Kelly, Hegel's Retreat from Eleusis, in CLIO 8, no. 3 (Spring 1979).

Albert O. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests, in American Political Science Review 72, no. 3 (September 1978).J. B. Cederblom and William L. Blizek, Justice and Punishment, in Judicature 61, no. 6 (December 1977-January 1978).

Richard Norman, Hegel's Phenomenology, in The Owl of Minerva 9, no. 2 (December 1977).

Robert A. Wicklund, Freedom and Reactance, in American Political Science Review LXXI, no. 2 (June 1977).

Kenneth Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity:America in Utopian Writings, 1888-1900, in Technology and Culture 18, no. 1 (January 1977).

Judith Shklar, Freedom and Independence, and Charles Taylor, Hegel, in Journal of Politics 38, no. 4 (November 1976).

Lucio Colletti, Marxism and Hegel, Shorter Notice in Journal of Politics 38, no. 1 (February 1976).

Scholarly Lectures and Colloquia

"Green Utopias," Environmental Studies Program, 27 April 2007.

"The Politics of Utopia," The College of William and Mary, 18 February 2005.

"Bringing the Hudson Back to Life:Environmental Issues over 400 Years," Museum of the Hudson Highlands, 27 October 2004.

"Approaches to Lomborg's Skeptical Environmentalist," with Catherine O'Reilly, Environmental Studies Faculty Seminar, Vassar College, 14 November 2003 .

"Environmentalism in Difficult Times:Responding to Skeptical Environmentalists & Critics of the Environmental Movement," Trinity College (Hartford), 6 March 2003.

"Locke's Justification of Private Property:An Ecological Re-evaluation," Environmental Studies Development Project, Vassar College, 25 September 1997

"Translating Rousseau," panel on translation entitled "From the Strange to the Familiar:Translation, Transformation, Transculturation," Vassar College, 9 November 1993.

"Technology and Politics:The Case of Nuclear Power," University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 5 April 1993.

"Hegel's Idea of Freedom," Connecticut College, 7 November 1985.

"Three Mile Island," Politics Department, Princeton University, 10 March 1981.

"Hegel's Idea of the Family," Villanova University, 29 October 1980.

"Hegel's Political Philosophy," Hegel Graduate Seminar, Pembroke College, Oxford University, 27 May 1977.


Participation in Seminars

Delmas Faculty Seminar on post-colonial thought, Vassar College, 2003-

Environmental Studies Faculty Seminar, Vassar College, 1996-.

Luce Faculty Seminar, "What is Real?"Vassar College, Spring 1994.

Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Social and Political Thought, 1978-92.

Gulliver's Travels, Liberty Fund, October 1989.

Hegel's Logic, Hegel Society of America, July 1988.

Participation in Conferences

Section Chair

Section Chair, Environmental Political Theory Panels, 8-10 March 2007 at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

Panel Chair, Paper Presenter, Discussant

"Hegel as a Colonial, Anti-Colonial, and Post-Colonial Thinker," August-September 2007 at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

"Diderot's Supplément au voyage de Bougainville: steps towards an anarchist utopia," 6-8 July 2006 at the Annual Meeting of the Utopian Studies Society, Tarragona, Spain

"'To Lead but not to Rule':Individual Empowerment and Effective Communities in Morrison's Paradise and Butler's Parables," 27-30 October 2005, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Memphis, Tennessee

"Nature, Culture, and Utopia in Diderot's Supplément au Voyage de Bouganville," 27-30 October 2005, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies,Memphis, Tennessee

Moderator, Panel on "Literary Utopias," 27-30 October 2005, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Memphis, Tennessee

"Le Guin's The Dispossessed as Ecological Political Theory," 10 October 2004, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Ontario

"The Handmaid's Tale as a Postcolonial Text," 23-25 April 2004, at "The Open Eye," a conference on Atwood's work, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Panelist, author meets critics panel, (Erin McKenna, The Task of Utopia:A Pragmatist and Feminist Perspective), 24-27 October 2002, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Orlando, Florida

"Utopias and Dystopias in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents," 4-7 October 2001, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Buffalo, NY

Chair, [another] Panel on Octavia Butler, 4-7 October 2001, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, Buffalo, NY

"Patriarchy and Politics in Henry Neville's Isle of Pines, 28-29 June 2001, at the Annual Meeting of the [British] Utopian Studies Society, New Larnark, Scotland

"Rabelais's Utopias," 10-14 November 1999, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, San Antonio, Texas.

"Realism and Utopianism in Modern Political Philosophy," 23-26 June 1999, at an International Conference on Utopianism, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

Chair, Panel on Ecological Utopias, Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, October 1998, Montreal, Quebec

"Power, Freedom, and Action in Three Classic Dystopias," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, October 1998, Montreal, Quebec

Chair and Discussant, Panel on "Punishment's Representations," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 1998

"'Nothing Is / But What Is Not':Utopias as Practical Political Philosophy," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, October 1997, Memphis, Tenn.

"Citizen Involvement in Hegel's State," New England Political Science Association Meeting, May 1997

"Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Rousseau's Thought," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, October 1994, Toronto, Ontario

"Hegel and the Limits of Law," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 1994

"Fun and Freedom in Disney's Utopia," with Adelaide H. Villmoare, New England American Studies Association Annual Meeting, May 1994, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

"Another Look at More's Utopia," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, November 1993, St. Louis, Mo.

Panelist, Panel on Defining "Utopia," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, November 1993, St. Louis, Mo.

"Identity, Complicity, and Resistance in the Handmaid's Tale ," Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, November 1992, Baltimore, Md.

Panelist, Author Meets Critics Panel (Ruth Levitas, Concept of Utopia ), Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, November 1992, Baltimore, Md.

Chair, Panel on Dystopian Visions, Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, November 1992, Baltimore, Md.

"Syllabi for Introduction to Political Theory," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1991

Panelist, Author Meets Critics Panel (Herbert C. Kelman and Lee Hamilton, Crimes of Obedience ), Law and Society Association Convention, June 1990

"Hegel's Idea of Right," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1988

"Property, Personality, and Sittlichkeit in Hegel's Political Philosophy," Hegel and Legal Theory Conference, Cardozo Law School, March 1988

"Individuality, Freedom, and Community in the Hegelian State," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1987

"Freedom and Individuality in Hegel's State," Society for the Study of Greek Philosophy Convention, October 1986

"Hegel's Critique of the Moral Point of View," American Political Science Association Convention, August 1986

"Freedom, Individuality, and Community in Marx's Thought," American Political Science Association Convention, August 1986

Chair, panel on The Future of Marxism, American Political Science Association Convention, August 1986

"The Dialectics of Violence and Liberation in the Thought of Frantz Fanon," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1985

Program Chair, Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit, Hegel Society of America Biennial Meeting, October 1984

Discussant, Panel on Utopia and Anti-utopia in the Light of 1984 , American Political Science Association Convention, September 1984

Discussant, Panel on The Future of Dialectical Theory, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1984

"Hegel's and Marx's Critique of Utopian Thought," International Conference on Utopian Studies, Reggio di Calabria, Italy, May 1983

"Hegel and Marx on Scarcity," Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, November 1982

Chair, Panel on Hegel's View of History, Hegel Society of America Biennial Meeting, October 1982

Discussant, Panel on Legitimacy Problems of Corporate Liberalism, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1982

Discussant, Panel on Women and the Public Sphere:Gender and Politics Reconstructed, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1982

"The Unity of Science and Revolution: Marxism as Critique," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1982

"The Accident at Three Mile Island:The Flawed World of Nuclear Power," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1982

"Restriction and Liberation:Hegel's Subjective Freedom," Columbia University Seminar for Political and Social Thought, March 1982

"Hegel's Idea of Right," Xth Interamerican Congress of Philosophy, October 1981

"Hegel's Idea of the Modern State:The Executive," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1981

Discussant, Panel on the Marx-Engels Relationship:Continuity or Dissonance, American Historical Association Convention, December 1980

Discussant, Panel on Marx and Lenin on the State and Nationality, Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, September 1980

Discussant, Panel on Lenin as Marxist, Social Science History Convention, November 1980

"Montesquieu's Treatment of Despotism in the Persian Letters," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, Northeastern Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Meeting, October 1980

"Hegel's Critique of Political Economy," Hegel Society of America, Biennial Meeting, October 1980

"Hegel's Idea of the Family," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1980

"The Political Response to Scarcity:Freedom, Community, and the Hunting of Leviathan," Midwest Political Science Association Convention, April 1980

"Thomas Szasz on Contract and Property," Symposium on "Asclepius at Syracuse:Thomas Szasz," SUNY-Albany, April 1980

"Hegel and Marx on Property," Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, November 1979

Chair, Panel on Normative Theories of Violence, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1979

Chair, Panel on Marx's View of Human Nature, International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, May 1979

"Hegel and Habermas on Legitimation Crises," New England Political Science Association Convention, April 1979

"The Eldorado Episode in Voltaire's Candide," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, Conference on Utopian Studies, October 1978

"Fact and Value in Hegel's Political Philosophy," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1978

Discussant, Panel on Marxism, Psychoanalysis, and the Problem of Practice, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1978

"The Harem Sequence in Montesquieu's Persian Letters :A Critique of Political and Familial Despotism,'' with Mary Lyndon Shanley, Midwest Political Science Association Convention, April 1978

Discussant, Panel on Crises in Modern Marxism, New York State Political Science Association Convention, April 1978

"Social Implications of Solar Energy," Helios Conference, SUNY-Albany, March 1978

Discussant, Panel on Theories of the State, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1977

"The Concept of Participation," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1977

"`The Rose in the Cross of the Present':Hegel and the Human Condition," Conference on Literature and Politics, Rutgers University, 31 March-1 April 1977

"Hegel's Idea of Property," Hegel Society of America, Biennial Meeting, November 1976

"Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee as a Dystopian Text," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, Society for Utopian Studies, RPI, October 1976

"A Re-Assessment of a Conservative Critique of Revolution," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1976

"Hegel's Justification of Civil Society," American Political Science Association Convention, September 1976

Discussant, Panel on Women and Political Philosophy, Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, November 1975

"Utopia, Satire, and Skepticism in Rabelais, Montaigne, Montesquieu, and Voltaire," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1975

"Utopias, Ancient and Modern," with Mary Lyndon Shanley, New England Political Science Association Convention, April 1975

"Property Rights, Ecological Limits, and Advanced Industrial Society:A Re-examination of the Concept of Property for the Contemporary World," University of California at San Diego Conference on a No-Growth Society, October 1974

Discussant, Panel on Hegel's Political Philosophy, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1974

"Hegel's Idea of Punishment," Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, November 1973

"Toward a Political Theory of Ecological Survival," with Michael Kraft, American Political Science Association Convention, September 1973.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editorial and Advisory Boards

Environmental Ethics

The Owl of Minerva

CLIO (Annual Philosophy Issue)

Utopian Studies

Offices in Professional Organizations

Steering Committee, Society for Utopian Studies. 1998-

Member (1997-2000) and Chair (1998-2000), Awards Committee, Society for Utopian Studies

Associate Member, Program Committee, Hegel Society of America Biennial Meeting, October 1992 and 1998

Secretary, Hegel Society of America, 1980-92

Chair, Program Committee, Hegel Society of America, 1984

Chair, Columbia University Seminar in Political and Social Thought, 1982-83

Member, Program Committee, Hegel Society of America, 1982

Frequent Manuscript Referee

American Political Science Review; CLIO; Environmental Ethics; Polity; Journal of Politics; Western Political Quarterly; Political Theory; The Owl of Minerva; Princeton University Press; State University of New York Press; University Presses of New England

Occasional Manuscript Referee

International Studies Quarterly; Signs ; American Journal of Political Science; International Philosophy Quarterly; Studies in Law, Politics, and Society; PS; Aldine Press; Houghton Mifflin; Lexington Books; McGraw-Hill; University of Massachusetts Press; W. W. Norton; Oxford University Press (UK); Prentice-Hall; Lynn Reiner Press; St. Martin's Press; Vanderbilt University Press; Yale University Press

Grants Awarded

Grant, Ford Scholars Program, with Anne Johnson, to study feminist utopias, Summer 1991; with Justin Mahony, to work on the Le Guin book and other projects, Summer 2004; and with Rebecca Havens, to work on terrorism and anarchy, Summer 2006.The summers with Johnson and Mahony have produced joint publications.

American Council of Learned Societies (1983), to deliver a paper at a conference on the study of utopias in Reggio di Calabria, Italy

Mellon Committee, Vassar College (1983), to attend the same conference

American Philosophical Society (1974), to study property rights

Fellowships Awarded

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for College Teachers, 1988-89

National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, 1982-83 (declined)

Institutional Grants Awarded

National Endowment for the Humanities, Core Discipline Program, Higher Education Grants Individual Institutions, $20,000 for the Program of College Courses, course on The Human Relation to Nature, 1984-85

Mellon Committee, Vassar College, $10,000 for a faculty seminar for the Program of College Courses, course on Civilization in Question, 1984-85

Sloan Committee, Vassar College, $10,000 for a faculty seminar for the Program of College Courses, course on The Human Relation to Nature, 1984-85

National Endowment for the Humanities, Pilot Grant Program, Higher Education Grants Individual Institutions, $50,000 for the Program of College Courses, course on Civilization in Question, 1982-83

Extramural Tenure and Promotion Reviewer

Brooklyn College; Clarkson University; University of Massachusetts; Hampshire College; Loyola University (Chicago); Penn State University System; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rutgers (University College at Newark); Stanford University; The College of William and Mary; University of Wisconsin at Green Bay; Yale University

Consultant

Historic Hudson Valley, Inc., analysis of Montgomery Place historical site in Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, 2005-.

University of Denver, Division of Humanities, Core Curriculum, 1986.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses Taught at Vassar

In Political Science:

Introduction to Political Theory                Green Utopias

Modern Political Theory                             Conservatism and Its Critics

Utopian Political Thought                           Marxist Theory and Ideology

Community in America                              The Politics of the Future

Ancient Political Theory                              American Political Theory

Public Policy and Bureaucracy                   Recent Political Theory

Modern Political Analysis                           The Political Novel

Liberalism and its Critics since Hobbes & Locke

Terrorism and Political Philosophy           John Stuart Mill's Political Thought

Hegel's Political Philosophy                       Revolutions:Theory and Practice

In Science, Technology, and Society:

Revolutions, Violence, and the Problem of Dirty Hands

Science, Politics, and Post-Industrial Society

Energy:Physical, Social, and Ethical Dimensions of its Production and Distribution

In the College Course Program:

Civilization in Question                              Utopias

In the American Culture Program:

Senior Seminar on Community

Seminar in American Culture:The Multidisciplinary Approach (250)

In the Environmental Studies Program

Environmentalisms in Perspective (250)  Senior Seminar (301)

Conversations with the Land (270)           Green Utopias (also pol. sci.)

In the "Ethical Issues'' series (organizer and instructor):

The Meaning of Jonestown                                    Ethical Issues in Energy

Terrorism

Courses Taught at Princeton University

Ancient and Medieval Political Theory; Radical Thought; Modern Political Philosophy (Graduate Seminar); Classical Sociological Theory (Graduate Reading Course)

Courses Taught at Harvard Summer School and at Yale Summer Programs

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Modern Political Philosophy (undergraduates and graduates)

In addition, at Vassar I initiated, helped organize, and gave the introductory lecture in a course on Terrorism that was one element of the College's response to 9/11

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Administrative Positions

Director, Environmental Studies Program (2003-06)

Director, Environmental Studies Development Project (1998-99)

Acting Director, Environmental Studies Development Project (Fall 1997)

Steering Committee, Environmental Studies Development Project (1996-2000) and Environmental Studies Program (2000-)

Participating Faculty, Program of American Culture (1990- )

Director, Program of College Courses (1981-1988)

Department Chair (1981-1982; 1985-1987)

Member, Steering Committee, Program in Science, Technology, and Society (1981-1984)

Chair, Independent Program Committee (1974-1976)

As the above indicates, I have been active in Vassar's rich multidisciplinary programs.In particular, recently I was Director of the ESDP the year that we set the major requirements and plan of study, and I was the second Director of the Program.

Major Committee Memberships

Chair, Faculty Policy and Conference Committee (2005-07), and so:Faculty Compensation Committee, Priorities & Planning, and The President's Cabinet

The Dean's Cabinet (2005-07)

Appeal Committee (1972-74; 1990-1991; 1994-97)

Admissions Committee (1984-1987)

Faculty Appointment and Salaries Committee (1978-80)

Committee on Curricular Policies (1977-78)

Presidential Search Committee (1976-77)

Other Committee Memberships

Parliamentarian (1999-2005)

Library Committee (1998-1999)

Independent Program (Fall 1997)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee (for tenure evaluation, Department of German)

Commencement Speakers Committee

Academic Panel

Committee on Leaves and Privileges

Ad Hoc Mellon Committee

the usual ad hoc committees for specific matters

the usual Departmental Committees

As the Senior Professor in Political Science, I have been in charge of many promotions and post-tenure reviews when the Chair is an Associate Professor

Alumni Relations:

I travelled to Florida to speak to the Miami Vassar Club and the Naples Vassar Club on 24-28 March 2003

MAJOR PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL COMMUNITY

Member, Board of Trustees, Poughkeepsie Day School (1993-1994)

Vice-President, Board of Trustees, St. George's School, Poughkeepsie (1991-1994)

Member, Board of Directors, Mid-Hudson Nuclear Opponents (1975-1980)

Minor Participation in Local Community

Lecture on Nuclear Proliferation, October 2006, Center for Lifetime Study, Marist College

Lecture on Utopias, 21 September 2004, Center for Lifetime Study, Marist College

Lecture on Political Virtue, April 2002, Center for Lifetime Study, Marist College

Lecture on Machiavelli's Prince as a Renaissance document, 18 April 2001, Center for Lifetime Study, Marist College, Renaissance course.

Hockey coach, Dutchess Youth Hockey Association (1997-98)

Skating instructor (volunteer), Dutchess Day School (1995-97)

Room parent, Dutchess Day School (1996-97)

Assistant hockey coach, Dutchess Youth Hockey Association (1996-97, 1998-2000)

Assistant soccer coach, TOPSC (1996-98)

Soccer coach, TOPSC (1995)