JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN

Dr. Elshtain has been Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago since 1995. She holds a PhD in Politics from Brandeis University, and has served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and of Vanderbilt University. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is on the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Professor Elshtain has written 11 books, edited five, and produced over 200 scholarly articles. Her work explores such themes as democracy and its problems; marriage, families and feminism; sovereignty and international relations; and the ethical foundations and implications of political philosophies. The most recent of her books, The King is Dead: Sovereignty at Century's End (1998), concerns international relations