Panel II:  Social and Economic Issues

BENJAMIN VALENTINO
Dartmouth College

Benjamin Valentino is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.  Dr. Valentino received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000.  

Dr. Valentino’s  research interests include the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict and mass violence, and American foreign and security policies.  His book, Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century, was published by Cornell University Press in February 2004.  The book received the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.  Professor Valentino has served as a consultant to several government agencies and non-governmental organizations on developing early warning models for genocide and mass killing.  He is currently working on several projects focusing on the targeting of civilian populations during times of war and on the determinants of American public support for the use of force.

He is the author of many books, including Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide (University of Chicago Press, 1990), The Anatomy of Philosophical Style (Basil Blackwell, 1990), Holocaust Representation:  Art within the Limits of History and Ethics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) and Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence (University Press of New England, 2009).