From the Editors
Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He was educated at Harvard (BA, MA, PhD) and has taught there, at the universities of Geneva and Lausanne, and at Rutgers University. He has written widely on cultural and ethical issues at the transnational scale, for example in Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999) and the forthcoming Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence. With Peter Entell, he wrote the script for (and helped edit) the award-winning documentary Moving On: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe. With Alan Sokal, he founded the group Peace in the Middle East and created the "Open Letter of American Jews to Our Government" (2002 and 2006), which appeared in full-page ads in the New York Times and other newspapers in the US, Israel, Jordan, and elsewhere and led to invitations to speak on television and at the United Nations.