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Leslie D. Feldman

Professor of Political Science


PHD, 1990, Cornell Univ; MA, 1988, Cornell Univ; MA, 1983, New York Univ (NYU); BA, 1980, Cornell Univ


LESLIE D. FELDMAN, professor, received her B.A. from Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa, and with distinction in all subjects, an M.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Cornell, and her Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she was a Bradley Fellow. She teaches courses in classical political theory, modern political theory, and American political thought, and specializes in early modern political thought, liberalism, and the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. She has written on Hobbes and Motion and Ronald Reagan and Machiavelli, and has delivered numerous papers on Rousseau, social contract theory, and the political thought of de Tocqueville and Hobbes. She has had visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as the faculty advisor to the Hofstra chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and on the executive council of the National Political Science Honor Society. Dr. Feldman has also served as an executive board member of Hofstra's Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. She has twice served as chair of the political theory section of the New York State Political Science Association, is a recipient of its Recognition for Distinguished Service Award, and has served as chair of the Political Theory section of the Northeastern Political Science Association. She is the author of Freedom as Motion (2000), worked on the book Power Plays by Dick Morris (2002), and is co editor of Honor and Loyalty: Inside the Politics of the Bush White House (Greenwood Press, 2002).

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSC 001 (BH) AMERICAN POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 142 WEST POL THRY-PLATO Undergraduate
PSC 143 IDEAS IN CONFLICT Undergraduate
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