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Richard Rubenstein

University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs

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  • 703-993-1307 (office)
  • Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall, 5090
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 4D3
    Arlington, VA 22201

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Biography

Richard E. Rubenstein is University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University, holding degrees from Harvard College, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), Harvard Law School, and the University of Malta. A former lawyer, political scientist, and director of S-CAR, he is the author of nine books about various types of violent social conflict and the possibilities of resolving them nonviolently. His most recent book is Resolving Structural Conflicts: Violent Systems and How They Can Be Transformed (Routledge, 2017). Rubenstein teaches grad and undergrad courses on conflict theory and speaks publicly on issues of peace and social justice.

Degrees

JD, , Harvard Law School (1963)

MA, , Oxford University (1961)

BA, History and Literature, Harvard College (1959)

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Faculty Rank: University Professor

Honors & Awards

Faculty Member of the Year for 2017, George Mason University Alumni Association

December 12, 2016

Honorary Degree- Doctor of Literature, University of Malta

December 2, 2016

In the News

Through the Looking Glass: Donald Trump, Julian Assange, and the Tweedle Dum Liberals

Published on January 6, 2017

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THE RUSSIAN PLOT, Or, How to Avoid Taking Responsibility for Losing a Presidential Election

Published on December 17, 2016

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Academics & Activists Discuss Poverty, Inequality, Conflict

Published on January 15, 2016

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Mason professors offer insights in aftermath of Paris tragedy

Published on November 16, 2015

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Europe’s Migration Crisis: Causes and Cures

Published on November 13, 2015

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Presentations & Performances

Poverty and Inequality in Virginia: Causes and Cures

Mar 22 2014 | Vienna, Virginia

Brown Bag Series - Systems That Generate Violence, and What It Will Take To Fix Them

Apr 09 2013 | George Mason University Fairfax Campus

The Ethics of Development: Equity, Equality, and Human Needs

Aug 17 2011 - Aug 18 2011 | Mexico City

Centers and Publications