Dean, HCLAS, Professor of Political Science
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DegreesMPH, 1979, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; PHD, 1979, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; BA, 1970, Yeshiva Univ New York
Dr. Bernard J. Firestone is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. A specialist in international relations and the American presidency, Dr. Firestone is the author of The Quest for Nuclear Stability: John F. Kennedy and the Soviet Union and The United Nations Under U Thant, 1961-1971. He is the editor of two volumes: Lyndon Baines Johnson and The Uses of Power and Gerald R. Ford and the Politics of Post-Watergate America. His most recent article, “Failed Mediation: U Thant, the Johnson Administration and the Vietnam War,” was published in Diplomatic History. A recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Firestone regularly teaches a course in international relations in the Department of Political Science.