Benjamin R. Barber (1939-2017) was a senior research scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University.

Barber was the author of 17 books, including Jihad vs. McWorld; Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age; Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence; and If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018