Leonard Grob

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy


PUBLICATIONS

Books

Teen Voices From the Holy Land: Who Am I To You? (with Dr. Mahmoud Watad) Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2007

Books (edited)

Anguished Hope: Holocaust Scholars Confront the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (with Dr. John K. Roth) Grand Rapids, MI; William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008

Women's and Men's Liberation: Testimonies of Spirit (with Dr. Riffat Hassan and Dr. Haim Gordon) Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Education for Peace: Testimonies from World Religions (with Dr. Haim Gordon). Maryknoll, NY:Orbis Books, 1987.

Chapters in Books

“Some Fundamental Doubts About Posing the Question of Theodicy in the Post-Holocaust World,”in Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust, eds. David Patterson and John Roth, University of Washington Press,December, 2005

“Genocide and the Totalizing Philosopher: A Levinasian Analysis,” in The Palgrave Handbook to Philosophy, Genocide, and Human Rights, ed., John Roth, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

"Reflections of a Holocaust Scholar/Philosopher," in Teaching About the Holocaust: Essays by College and University Teachers, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004.

"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Just Reconciliation in the Shadows of the Holocaust, in After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles With Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice, eds. David Patterson and John Roth, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

"Post-Holocaust Ethics: The Morality of the Use of Power," in Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in the Age of Genocide , eds. John K. Roth and Elisabeth Maxwell Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave, 2001.

"Emmanuel Levinas and Ethics as First Philosophy," in Ethics After the Holocaust: Perspectives, Critiques, Responses , ed., John Roth, Paragon House Publishers, 1999.

"Higher Education in the Shadows of the Holocaus" in The Uses and Abuses of Knowledge: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle , New York: University Press of America, 1997

"The Quest for Dialogue Between Men and Women: Introductory Remarks," in Women's and Men's Liberation: Testimonies of Spirit, Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 1991.

"Male-Female Relations: The Dialogical Imperative," in Women's and Men's Liberation: Testimonies of Spirit, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991.

"Spiritual Politics: Introductory Remarks," in Education for Peace: Testimonies from World Religions, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1987.

"Pursuing Peace: 'Shalom' in the Jewish Tradition," in Education for Peace: Testimonies from World: Religions Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1987

"Leadership: The Socratic Model." in Leadership: Multidisciplinary Perspectives ed., Barbara Kellerman. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc., 1984



Articles

"Coherence and Assessment in a General Education Program," in "Liberal Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities," Winter 1997 (with Dr. James Kuehl)

"Rescue During the Holocaust--and Today," in "Judaism," American Jewish Congress, Winter 1997.

"Good-bye Father: A Journey to the USSR," in "Judaism," American Jewish Congress, Spring 1990.

"Nonviolence: A Buberian Perspective," in "Journal of Jewish Studies," Oxford University, Spring 1986.

"Buberian Peace Education in the Mideast: A Buberian Critique," in "Educational Theory," University of Illinois, Fall 1985.



Conference Presentations (selected)

Co-founder and Co-organizer of the International Biennial Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College (formerly The Pastora Goldner Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College)June 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, ongoing.

Conference Presentation: "Israeli and Palestinian Teens Speak Out," Peace Education Conference sponsorred by Israeli-Palestinian Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), January 2008

Conference Presentation: "'Forgetting' the Holocaust: Some Ethical Issues in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England, June 2008

Conference Presentation: “Reflections of A Holocaust Scholar on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” World Conference for Peace, Solidarity, and Development, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 2005.

Lecture: “The Palestinian-Israeli Oral History Project,” Technical University, Berlin, May 2005.

Conference Presentation: “Theodicy in Post-Holocaust World,” at the 35th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, March 2005.

Conference Presentation: "Post-Holocaust Ethics: The Morality of the Use of Power," "Remembering for the Future 2000," Oxford University, July 2000.

Conference Panel Presentation: "Ethics After the Holocaust," 30th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, March 2000.

Conference Presentaion: "The Motives of Rescuers During the Holocaust: A Buberian Analysis," 28th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, University of Seattle, Washington, March 1988.

Conference Presentation: "Emmanuel Levinas and the Primacy of Ethics in Post-Holocaust Philosophy," 27th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, University of South Florida, March 1997.

Conference Presentation: "Philosophy in the Post-Holocaust World," 26th Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and The German Church Struggle, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1996.

Conference Presentation "Higher Education in the Shadows of the Holocaust," 23rd Conference on Value Inquiry, Felician College, Lodi, N.J., April 1995.

Conference Presentation "Rescue During the Holocaust - and Today," The 25th Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and German Church Struggle, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, March 1995

Conference Presentation: "Rethinking Higher Education: Lessons From the Holocaust," Remembering for the Future II Conference, Von Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, March 1994.

Conference Presentation: "Good-bye Father: A Journey to the Ukraine," The 22nd Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle, University of Washington, March 1992.

Conference Presentation: "The FDU University Core Program," American Association of Colleges, "Engaging Cultural Legacies," Conference, Georgetown University, August 1991.

Conference Presentation: "Initiating Dialogue Between Men and Women," Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, June 1989.

Conference Presentation: "Initiating Dialogue Between Men and Women," Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Lehigh College, March 1989.

Conference Presentation: "Philosophy as Peacemaking in the Community: Blacks and Jews in Newark," 6th International Workshop Conference on the Teaching of Philosophy, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, August 1986.

Conference Presentation: "Nonviolence: A Buberian Appraisal," Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Drew University, April 1986.

Conference Presentation: "Nonviolence: A Buberian Perspective," International Society of Political ociety, George Washington University, June 1985.

Conference Presentation: "Philosophy as Peacemaking," 5th Annual Conference Workshop on the Teaching of Philosophy, University of Toledo, June 1985.

Conference Presentation: "Buberian Learning Groups: A Buberian Critique," International Society for Political Psychology, University of Toronto, June 1984.

Links of interest:

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Linked-In Page

Email address: lgrob@aol.com


Short Abstract

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fairleigh Dickinson University,1969-2007
Professor of Philosophy, 1987
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1978
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1973

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1975
Areas of specialization: phenomenology,existentialism, contemporary religious thought,philosophies of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas,Holocaust and genocide studies, Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.

M.A. in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University,1966

B.A. Yale College, 1961 B.A.,History, the Arts, and Letters,(Interdisciplinary major in the Humanities)