Stanley N. Katz

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Stanley N. Katz "is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. He is also a commentator on higher education policy.

"He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library, the Copyright Clearance Center and numerous other institutions. He is a commissioner of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. He also currently serves as chair of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba. Katz is a member of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society; a fellow of the American Society for Legal History, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Society of American Historians; a corresponding member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and an academico correspondiente of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. He has honorary degrees from several universities. Ph.D. Harvard University." [1]

He is also a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

In 2000, he was a member of the Human Rights Watch Academic Freedom Committee.

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  • Barry D. Karl and Stanley N. Katz, "The American Private Philanthropic Foundation and the Public Sphere, 1890-1930," Minerva 19 (1981): 236-70.
  • "Philanthropy and the Social Sciences," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 129 (1985): 14-19.
  • "Foundations and Ruling Class Elites," Daedalus 116 (1987): 1-40.

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  1. Board of Directors, Civic Education Project, accessed October 7, 2007.
  2. Editorial Board, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, accessed September 28, 2009.

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