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Mitchell Cohen

Mitchell CohenDr. Mitchell Cohen teaches courses on a wide variety of political subjects at the Weismann School of Arts & Sciences. He is a former co-editor of Dissent Magazine, one of the country’s leading intellectual journals. He is a versatile specialist on political thought, the idea of social democracy, Middle Eastern and especially Israeli politics as well as European, particularly French, politics. He can comment on many different areas including:
— Political ideas
— American politics
— European and French politics
— The Middle East and Israel today

Cohen won the prestigious 2010-11 Writing Fellowship of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Gradate Center for Research on the politics of composer Richard Wagner. In 2008 he gave the Gold Endowment Distinguished Lecture on “Anti-Semitism” at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

He has also been National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, a visiting professor at Stanford, and has guest lectured at numerous European universities and intellectual institutions, including in France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous distinguished journals. In 1989 he travelled to Eastern Europe to cover the collapse of communism for Dissent. He is a fellow of the prestigious New York Institute for the Humanities.

Cohen’s books include Zion and State (Columbia University Press) and Princeton Readings in Political Thought (Princeton University Press). His articles have been translated into many languages and in addition to scholarly journals, he has written for The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement of London, and Les Temps modernes.

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