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Johannes Fabian is a professor and chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Wesleyan University. He is the author of A Charismatic Movement in Katanga (1971).
Hazem Fahmy is an economist, writer, and the chief of the Institutional Stakeholder and General Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Amy Fairchild is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Thomas Faist is a professor of transnational and development studies in the Department of Sociology at Bielefeld University. His books include Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (with Kivisto 2010).
Daniel Fallon is the professor emeritus of public policy and psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has published widely on animal and human behavior with a focus on learning and motivation, as well as public policy, primarily in the area of comparative higher education.
Didier Fassin is the James D. Wolfensohn professor in the Institute of Advanced Study’s School of Social Science. An anthropologist, sociologist, and trained as a physician, his books include The Empire of Trauma: Inquiry into the Condition of Victims (with Rechtman, 2009).
Ferenc Feher, a senior lecturer in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, wrote The Frozen Revolution (1988).
Arthur Feiler was a professor of economics at the Handelshochschule in Königsberg and was a leading economics writer with the Frankfurter Zeitung.
Barbara Silberdick Feinberg
Barbara Silberdick Feinberg is an assistant professor of government at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. She recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of American Political Science Association entitled, "Creativity and the Political Community: The Role of the Law-Giver in the Thought of Plato, Machiavelli, and Rousseau."
Richard Feinberg is the author of Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy (2016). He is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego, and a senior fellow (nonresident) at the Brookings Institution. He has served in the US Treasury, State Department, and National Security Council. Since 2005, he has been the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of Foreign Affairs.
Bernard Feld is a professor of physics and the codirector of the program for Science and Technology in International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent book is A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (1979).
Rivka Feldhay teaches the history of science and intellectual history at Tel Aviv University. Some of her related publications include Galileo and the Church: Political Inquisition or Critical Dialogue? (1995) and Recent Narratives of Galileo and The Church or: The Three Dogmas of the Counter-Reformation in Context (2000).
Fred Feldman is a professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His publications include Pleasure and the Good Life: On the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism (2004) and What Is This Thing Called Happiness? (2010), as well as more than 75 papers in professional journals.
Noah Feldman is the Bemis professor of international law at Harvard Law School and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relation. He is the author of four books, including Divided by God: America's Church- State Problem and What We Should Do About It (2005).
David Felix is a professor of economics at Washington University. He has written widely on economic conditions in Latin America and is engaged with a study of new trends in Argentine exporting.
Zsuzsa Ferge is a professor of sociology at the Institution of Sociology and Social Policy at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She is the author of The Social Quality of Europe (1997).
Franco Ferrarotti is a professor of sociology and the chairman of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Rome. His most recent book in English is Max Weber and the Destiny of Reason (1980).
Leon Festinger is the Else and Hans Staudinger professor of psychology in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He edited Retrospections on Social Psychology (1980).
Iring Fetscher is a professor of political science and social philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is the author of Marx and Marxism (1971).
Arthur Jordan Field
Christina Fink is a professor of the practice of international affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She is the author of Living Silence in Burma: Surviving Under Military Rule (2009) and articles and chapters on militarization, humanitarian crisis, civil resistance, land tenure, and political reform in Myanmar.
Thomas K. Finkletter
Thomas K. Finletter (1893–1980) served as Secretary of the Air Force under President Truman and Ambassador to NATO under President Kennedy. He was editor in chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Finletter practiced law until 1941 when he was made assistant to Secretary of State Cordell Hull on international economic affairs. He was appointed deputy director of the Office of Foreign Economic Coordinator (OFEC), a post he held until 1944.
Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. He is the author of What Algorithms Want and co-editor of Frankenstein and Hieroglyph.
Joseph J. Fins
Joseph J. Fins is the E. William Davis, Jr., MD professor of medical ethics, an attending physician, and the chief of medical ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is a professor of medicine, a professor of public health, and a professor of medicine in psychiatry.
Stuart Firestein is the chair of Columbia University’s department of biological sciences and an advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program for the Public Understanding of Science. Most notably, Firestein’s commitment to engaging the public in science can be seen in his TED Talk entitled, “The Pursuit of Ignorance,” which has garnered 1.5 million views and counting. He is the author of Ignorance, How it Drives Science (2012), and Failure: Why Science Is So Successful (2015).
Max H. Fisch
Max H. Fisch is an adjunct professor of philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, where he is directing the Peirce Edition Project. He is the translator, with Thomas G. Bergin, of Vico's New Science and Autobiography.
Edward F. Fischer is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. His most recent book is The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity and the Anthropology of Wellbeing. He is currently completing a book that outlines a theory of value based around examples from the world of high-end coffee production and consumption.
Ernst Peter Fischer
Ernst Peter Fischer is a senior research fellow and teaches in the faculty of biology at the University of Constance in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Biography not available.
Sethard Fisher, an assistant professor of sociology at Los Angeles State College, is currently on leave of absence from that institution while serving as the research director of a special project.
Paul Fisher is the labor economist in the Office of Labor Advisors with the Economic Cooperation Administration. He prepared the present study as part of a larger research project on Postwar Works-Council Legislation Abroad, undertaken with the assistance of the Social Science Research Council. He has written widely on problems of labor and industrial relations.
Walda Katz Fishman
Walda Katz Fishman is an associate professor of sociology at Howard University and acting editor of Humanity and Society.
Adele M. Fiske
Adele M. Fiske is a professor of religion and classics and the director of the East Asian Center at Manhattanville College. She is completing a book, Indian Neo-Buddhism.
Alan Fiske is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is studying how natural selection, neurobiology, ontogeny, psychology, and culture jointly shape human sociality.
Joan Fiss received her MA degree from New York University and is now a teaching fellow in the University College at that institution.
Jeffrey P. Fitts
Jeffrey P. Fitts is a research scientist in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton University. His research combines numerical and experimental methods to advance the science and engineering needed to quantify the human health, environmental, and climatic costs of energy technologies.
Richard Flacks is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His most recent book is Making History: The American Left and the American Mind (1989).
Owen J. Flanagan Jr.
Owen J. Flanagan, Jr., is an associate professor of philosophy at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His The Science of Mind will be published next year.
Richard E. Flathman
Richard Flathman is the George Armstrong Kelly Memorial professor of political science at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Reflections of a Would-Be Anarchist (U. Minnesota, 1998), as well as over a dozen other books and numerous articles. He is currently involved in studies concerning freedom, discipline, and resistance.
Ira Flatow is the host of Talk of The Nation: Science Friday on National Public Radio and the founder and president of Talking Science, a nonprofit company dedicated to creating radio, TV, and Internet projects that make science user-friendly.
Speaker at the conference: Politics & Science: How Their Interplay Results in Public Policy
Donald Fleming is the Jonathan Trumbull professor of history at Harvard University. He was co-editor of The Intellectual Migration: Europe and America, 1930–1960 (1969) and the author of William H. Welch and the Rise of Modern Medicine (1954).
Angus Fletcher is the distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is the author of Colors of the Mind: Conjectures on Thinking in Literature (1991) and has written books on allegory, Spencer, and Milton.
Norris E. Fliegel
Norris E. Fliegel is an assistant professor of education at Hunter College, and practices in the field of psychotherapy. He has published a book, Papers on Psychological Aspects of Muscular Dystrophy in Children, and is, with Bernard Rosenberg, completing The Vanguard Artist: Portrait and Self-Portrait.
Bernard Flynn is an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Metaphysics (1992) and The Philosophy of Claude Lefort (2006) and the co-editor of Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy (2009). He is currently writing a book entitled, The Adventures of the Event.
Bent Flyvbjerg is the first BT professor and inaugural chair of major programme management at the University of Oxford. His numerous books and papers include Making Social Science Matter (2001) and Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis (with Landman and Schram, 2012).
William H. Foege
Willian H. Foege is emeritus presidential distinguished professor of international health at Emory University
Nancy Folbre is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (2001), and her book, Our Children, Ourselves: Rethinking the Economics of the Family, is in progress.
Duncan K. Foley
Duncan K. Foley is the Leo Model professor of economics and chair at the Graduate Faculty, New School University.
Mauricio A. Font is an associate professor at Queens College and Graduate School, CUNY. He is the co-editor (with M. A. Centeno) of Toward a New Cuba? (1996).
John Forrester is a lecturer in the history and philosophy of science in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis (1980).
Rainer Forst is a professor of political theory and philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the codirector of the research cluster on the Formation of Normative Orders. His major publications are Contexts of Justice (2002), The Right to Justification (2012), Toleration in Conflict (2013), Justification and Critique (2013), The Power of Tolerance (with Brown, 2014), and Justice, Democracy, and the Right to Justification (2014).
Mathew Forstater is an associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Forstater, who was a teaching and research assistant for Robert Heilbroner from 1987 to 1992, wrote his PhD dissertation on Adolph Lowe under Heilbroner’s supervision.
Renee C. Fox
Renee C. Fox is a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her numerous publications include, "Training for 'Detached Concern' in Medical Students," with Harold Lief. She is currently researching a sociological analysis of the Congo to be entitled, "The Intelligence Behind the Mask."
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is the Eleonore Raoul professor of the humanities at Emory University. Her most recent book is Feminism Without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism (1991).
Oz Frankel is an assistant professor of history at the Committee on Historical Studies at the New School. His book, States of Inquiry: Social Investigations, Explorations, and Print Culture in Nineteenth Century US and Britain, is forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press.
Harry Frankfurt is a professor of philosophy at Princeton University. His publications include, The Importance of What We Care About (1988).
James Fraser is a lecturer in English literature with a particular interest in modernism and British and Irish literature. He is the author of Joyce and Betrayal (2016) and the co-editor of Joyce’s Non-Fiction Writings (2018). He is currently working on the role of the bicycle in modernist literature and culture.
John Fraser is an associate professor of sociology and political science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His books include, Introduction to the Thought of Galvano della Volpe (1977).
Douglas Fraser is an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University. He has written a book, Primitive Art, and is working on two other books in his field, one dealing with art and leadership in Africa.
Ellen Freeberg is an associate dean for faculty affairs and affiliated faculty in politics at the New School for Social Research. Her publications and teaching have focused on contemporary theories of justice, public law, and feminist theory.
David Freedberg is the Pierre Matisse professor of the history of art and the director of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University. His work on psychological responses to art includes the books Iconoclasts and their Motives (1984) and The Power of Images: Studies in the History and Theory of Response (1989).
Jonathan L. Freedman
Jonathan L. Freedman, professor of psychology at Columbia University, is the associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. He is the author of numerous articles and has co-authored Deviancy: The Psychology of Being Different and Social Psychology.
Leonard Freedman is professor emeritus of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest publication is The Offensive Art: Political Satire and Its Censorship from Beerbohm to Borat (2009).
Norbert Frei holds a chair in modern history at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. His recent books include Das Amt und die Vergangenheit: Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik (with Conze, Hayes, and Zimmermann, 2010) and “Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart: Politik, Kultur und Gesellschaft” in Brenner (2012).
Ivo Frenzel is the editor of Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne (Television, 3rd Program) for culture and politics and is also the editor of a two-volume edition of Nietzsche's works.
Bruno S. Frey
Bruno S. Frey is a professor of economics at the University of Zurich. His main research interests include happiness research, political economics, awards, terrorism, and behavioral economics. He has published over 20 books, most recently Happiness: A Revolution in Economics (2008)
Judith Friedlander is a professor of anthropology emerita at Hunter College, CUNY. She served as dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science (now NSSR) at the New School from 1993 to 2000. Her books include Vilna on the Seine: Jewish Intellectuals in France since 1968 (1990) and Conceived in Liberty: The New School for Social Research (forthcoming).
Jonathan Friedman is a professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Lund, Sweden. His Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained: A Global Anthropology of the Hawaiian Cultural Movement will be published soon.
S. Thomas Friedman
S. Thomas Friedman is the executive director of the Southwestern Jewish Community Relations Council. His publications include studies for the psychological section of the Air Forces Training Command.
Steven Friedman is a research professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. His fields of study include the South African transition to democracy and democratic theory. His book on democratic theory, Power in Action, was published in 2019. He also writes a weekly newspaper column.
Horace L. Friess
Biography not available.
Michael Frisch is a professor of history and American studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He wrote Town into City (1972).
Chloe Froissart is a research fellow at the French Center for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong, and a PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science, Paris. Her research focuses on rural to urban migration in China. She has published works on access to education in China Perspectives (2003) and a statement for the US Congressional Executive Commission on China.
Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman professor of post-Soviet foreign policy at Columbia University and the Harriman Institute.
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. She is best known for her work on the UN Development Program Human Development Reports, 1995–2004, and has published widely on poverty, human rights, conflict, gender, and food policy.
Carol Fullerton is a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. The author of numerous articles and several books on individual and community response to disaster and trauma, she is also the Scientific Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.
Speaker at the conference: Disasters: Recipes and Remedies.
Alexander Funcke is a postdoctoral fellow at the philosophy, politics and economics program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Betty Fussell has been writing and speaking about food, cooking, and travel for over 30 years. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Connoisseur, Journal of Gastronomy, and Bon Appetit, among others, and her books include Crazy for Corn (1995) and Home Bistro (1997).