Robert Lieberman, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, opens the India: Reforms, Economic Transformation and the Socially Disadvantaged conference.
Robert C. Lieberman
Robert C. Lieberman is one of the nation's foremost experts on American political development, race and politics, and social welfare policy and the welfare state. Lieberman has served as Interim Dean of SIPA since February 2012. He previously served as Vice Dean (2009 - 2010 and 2011 - 2012), and Chairman of the Department of International and Public Affairs (2007 - 2012). Lieberman has taught at SIPA and in Columbia's Department of Political Science since 1994. Lieberman is the author of Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State (Harvard University Press, 1998) and Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective (Princeton University Press, 2005), and the co-editor of Democratization in America: A Comparative-Historical Analysis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005). His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Studies in American Political Development, as well as numerous other journals and edited collections.