John Tirman Research Scientist, Professor, Writer
Host: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 2.4.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM EST
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John Tirman is the author of several books on global affairs, and more than one hundred articles in a wide range of periodicals. He is now Executive Director of MIT's Center for International Studies, where he is also Principal Research Scientist.
Previously, he was Program Director at the Social Science Research Council (2000-2004), a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Cyprus (1999-2000), executive director of the Winston Foundation for World Peace (1986-1999), senior editor at the Union of Concerned Scientists (1982-86), and a researcher-reporter at Time magazine (1977-79).
He was educated at Indiana University in political science, receiving his B.A. in 1972. His graduate work was at Boston University, where he earned a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in political theory, in 1981. There he studied with Howard Zinn, Murray Levin, Frances Fox Piven, and Alasdair MacIntyre.
His books include 100 Ways America is Screwing Up the World (2006), Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade (1997), and Making the Money Sing: Private Wealth and Public Power in the Search for Peace (2000). He is editor or coeditor, and coauthor of several collected volumes, including The Maze of Fear: Security & Migration After 9/11 (2004); Terror, Insurgency, and the State (2007); and Multilateralism Under Challenge? Power, International Order, and Structural Change (2006).