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WEINBERG Leonard BA, MA, PhD
American political scientist and academic
Foundation Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno

Education: BA, Syracuse University 1961; MA, University of Chicago 1962; University of Florence, Italy 1965–66; PhD, Syracuse University 1967; Yad Vashem and Hebrew University; Institute on Teaching The Holocaust, Jerusalem, Israel 1982


Career: Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a Senior Fellow at the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City and at the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. He began his academic career as Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1966–67. At the University of Nevada, Reno he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1967, Associate Professor in 1971, Full Professor in 1978 and Foundation Professor in 1996. Over the course of his career he has been a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow for Italy, a Visiting Scholar at UCLA, a Guest Professor at the University of Florence, and the recipient of an H.F. Guggenheim Foundation grant for the study of political violence. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Terrorism (Agency for Crime Control and Drug Prevention). In 2005 he participated in the planning for the Madrid Summit Conference on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. He is a member of the International Political Science Association (and its Work Group on Fascism), the American Political Science Association, the International Sociological Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, the Conference Group on Italian Politics of American Political Science Association, the Committee on Political Sociology and the Society for Comparative Research. Leonard Weinberg is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Democracy and Security (see url below).


Honours and awards: Borsa di Studio from Italian Government 1965–66, University of Nevada Foundation Award for Study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1982, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow for Italy, 1984, University of Nevada International Activities Grant 1995–96, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant 1995–96, co-recipient of the Thornton Peace Prize for his work in promoting Christian-Jewish reconciliation 1999


Publications include: Comparing Public Policies: United States, Soviet Union and Europe (co-author) 1977, After Mussolini: Italian Neo-Fascism and The Nature of Fascism 1979, The Rise and Fall of Italian Terrorism (co-author) 1987, An Introduction to Political Terrorism (co-author) 1989, Political Parties and Terrorist Groups (editor) 1992, Encounters with the Contemporary Radical Right (co-editor) 1993, The Transformation of Italian Communism 1995, The Revival of Right-Wing Extremism in the Nineties (co-editor) 1997, The Emergence of a Euro-American Radical Right (co-author) 1998, The Democratic Experience and Political Violence (co-editor) 2001, Right-Wing Extremism in the Twenty-First Century (co-editor) 2003, Political Parties and Terrorist Groups (co-author) 2003, Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism 2003, Terrorism: A Beginner’s Guide 2005, What is Terrorism? (co-author) 2006, Democratic Responses to Terrorism (editor) 2007; numerous articles in professional journals


Contact details: Address: Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Mail Stop #302, Reno, NV 89557-0060, USA; Tel: +1 775-682-7770; Fax: +1 775-784-1473; Email: weinbrl@unr.nevada.edu ; Website: http://www.unr.edu/cla/polisci/ ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17419166.asp/ .




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