Stephen Eric Bronner is Board of Governors Professor of Political Science, a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, as well as the Graduate Faculties of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Rutgers University.Bronner is the Director of Global Relations for the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and serves on the Executive Committee of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention. Senior editor of Logos, Bronner has authored over two dozen books, which have been translated into over a dozen languages, and 200 articles. His books include: The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists (Yale University Press); Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press); Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement (Columbia University Press); Socialism Unbound (Westview Press); and A Rumor about the Jews: Anti-Semitism, Conspiracy, and the "Protocols of Zion" (St. Martin's Press).
Over the last ten years Bronner has been engaged in various projects with the aim of helping resolve conflicts and bettering understanding between nations. Working as the Chair of the Executive Committee with US Academics for Peace and as an advisor for Conscience International (and, more recently, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry), he has been a member of various delegations that have visited "hotspots" in the Middle East and elsewhere. Meetings were arranged in each case at major universities and conferences. More intimate discussions were also organized with leading politicians — including President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, former Presidents Khatami and Ahmadinejad of Iran, former President Numieri of Sudan, and the late Yassir Arafat — as well as institutes and individuals advising on policy. The aim was to give important policymakers abroad a better understanding of American politics and public opinion and for us to gain more insight into the thinking of major players on the world stage with respect to some of the crucial issues of our time. On returning to the United States he has given interviews to both the foreign press and America media, published scholarly and journalistic articles, and also used his experiences for a number of books. Bronner received the MEPeace Award for Contributions to Peace in 2011 for all of his efforts.