Norman Bowen

Professor

Department of Political Science

E-mail:
norman.bowen@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-3583
Office:
MI 4098
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Education

  • B.A. Political and Social Philosophy, UC Berkeley
  • M.A. Public Affairs, State University of New York
  • PhD. Public Affairs, State University of New York

Courses

Not teaching this quarter.

Publications

“The First United Nations Humanitarian Assistance Regime:  Planning, Negotiating, and Implementing the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration,” paper presented at the International Studies Association West Conference, September, 2009.

“The Long Shadow of United Nations Reform:  The Case of the Specialized Agencies,” paper prepared for the International Studies Association Conference, March 2008.

“The Lost United Nations System,” paper prepared for the International Studies Association West Conference, September 28-29, 2007

“France, Europe and the Mediterranean in a Sarkozy Presidency,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2007)

“Is French Foreign Policy Dead?” review of The Europeanization of French Foreign Policy:  France and the EU in East Asia” by Reuben Y. Wong, International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 9,  No. 1  (2007).

“Multilateralism, Multipolarity, and Regionalism:  the French Foreign Policy Discourse,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol 16. No. 5 (2005).

“Disembodied Pluralism:  Narrative Disjunction in California Politics Texts,” paper prepared for the Northern California Political Science Association, spring 1999.

“East Bay Global Strategy Forum:  Regional Cooperation in Response to Globalization,” roundtable presentation delivered at the Sacramento City College Conference on Global Education, February 19, 1999

“Proliferation and Weapons of Mass Destruction:  Internet Sources,” paper prepared for participants in the Teaching Seminar on Strategic Weapons Proliferation, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California, San Diego, August 20-23, 1998. 

“Globalization, Democracy, and Political Participation,” panel presentation, Northern California Political Science Association, May 9, 1998.

“Labor’s Bid for Power:  The International Labor Organization and the Postwar Settlement,” paper presented at the International Studies Association West Conference, October, 1997.

“The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping,” International Journal of World Peace (June, 1997).

“The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping,” paper presented at the International Studies Association meeting, April, 1996.

“The Demise of Interdependent Multilateralism,” paper presented at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting, March, 1996.

“The Future of Peacekeeping,” World Affairs Council conference on the Future of the United Nations, San Francisco, May 20, 1995.

“Retreat from Internationalism,” a roundtable presentation at the 1995 Northern California Political Science Association meeting.

“The French Blood Transfusion System on Trial,” AIDS and Public Policy Journal (Winter 1995-96).

“The French Blood Transfusion Scandal,” paper presented at the Western Political Science Association conference spring, 1994.

“The American Transformation of Victorian Social Science,” delivered at the European Association of American Studies Conference, London April 9-13, 1990, published in Amerikastudien/American Studies  Vol. 36 (1991).

“Profession et Pouvoir en Sciences Sociales aux Etats-Unis,”  l’Homme et la Société, 24,3 (1990).

“France’s New Political Landscape,” New Leader, March 1985.

“Naturalism, Adventure, and Social Activism in Jack London and John Muir,”  paper delivered at the Université d’Orléans international conference on ”Ecrivains et Ecritures Engagés aux Etats-Unis et en Grande-Bretagne,” September 28, 1984.

“Controlling Worker Control in France,” New Leader, August 6, 1984.

“Trouble Ahead for Mitterrand,” New Leader, June 11, 1984.

“France’s New Economic Strategy,” New Leader, April 2, 1984.

“Decentralization and the New Citizenship in France,” accepted for publication in democracy before journal ceased publication, 1983.

“The Irony of Liberal Reason,” review essay, Society/Transaction, March-April, 1983.

“Professionalism, Reform and Organic Theory in the Founding of the Social Sciences,” Revue Française d’Etudes Américaines (February 1983).

“The Study of Political Philosophy in the United States,” lecture delivered at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, December 15, 1982.

“Recent Problems in American Local Government,” lecture delivered at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Paris, France, December, 1981.

“Politics in the American Federal Bureaucracy,” lecture delivered at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Paris, France, April 1980.

Twentieth-Century American History, Université de Paris III, 1978, mimeographed.

“Eleven Years After Memphis:  Where is Black America?,” Revue Française d’Etudes Américaines, (April 1980) (co-author).

“Contemporary American Society,” daily commentary, French National Radio, June 10-16, 1978.

Presentations

“The Hidden United Nations,” talk for Adelphian Club, Alameda, CA, March 3, 2011.

“The United Nations and Nation-Building,” talk for the American Association of University Women, Alameda, March 15, 2010

“Nuclear Non-Proliferation:  What Does it Really Mean?” lecture, City Commons Club, Berkeley, Feb. 26, 2010

“Iran, North Korea and Nuclear Non-proliferation:  Now What?,” lecture, UNA-USA East Bay dinner forum, Jan. 13, 2010.

“The United Nations:  It’s More Than You Think, But Less Than You Like,” League of Women Voters of Alameda, Oct. 22, 2009.

“The U.N. Charter and its Uses,”  UNA-USA East Bay Center 45th Anniversary Celebration, June 27, 2009.

“Food Aid and the Global Food Crisis,” talk at the Twin Towers United Methodist Church, Alameda, CA, May 16, 2009.

Speaker and panelist, “Living in a Post-America World,”  Raven Theater Beyond the Sound Bite Series,  March 19, 2009

“The United Nations:  Elusive Goals—Conflicted Missions”  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lectures, November 17, 25, 2008.

Speaker, Children of Afghanistan Hope Project Annual Luncheon, May 19, 2008.

“The Sarkozy Presidency:  A New French Revolution?” Lecture for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSU East Bay (Concord Campus), April 17, 2008

Speaker, “The United Nations Past and Future,” United Nations Day event, St. Paul’s Tower Retirement Community, Oakland, CA., October 25, 2007. 

Speaker, “The United Nations and the Search for Peace,” United Nations 62nd Anniversary Celebration, Flag-Raising Ceremony, Jack London Square, October 21, 2007.

Speaker, “Nuclear Nonproliferation,” at the Hiroshima Peace Project Forum, CSUEB, April 20, 2007.

Organizer and participant, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation, the Middle East and the Future of Nuclear Weapons,” panel at Las Positas College co-sponsored by the Las Positas Department of Political Science, the CSU East Bay Department of Political Science, and UNA-USA- East Bay. April 18, 2007.

Speaker, “War Crimes,” Great Decisions Program, Alameda, March 9. 2007.

Speaker, “The Promise of the United Nations,” United Nations 61st Anniversary Celebration, Flag-Raising Ceremony, Jack London Square, October 22, 2006.

Speaker, “The United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals,” American Association of University Women, Alameda, March 11, 2006.

Speaker, “United Nations Reform,” Great Decisions Program, Alameda, March 8, 2006.

Speaker, “The United Nations:  Sixty Years Later,”  Sam and Emma Ziegler Lecture Series, Contra Costa Jewish community Center, Walnut Creek, Feb 31, 2006.

Organizer and speaker, “The United Nations at 60:  Reform, Sustainable Development and Arms Control” panel at Las Positas College co-sponsored by the Las Positas Department of Political Science, the CSU East Bay Department of Political Science, and UNA-USA- East Bay.

Speaker, “The US and Europe:  Toward a Global Confrontation?”  Scholar-OLLI Program, CSU East Bay, Concord Campus, March 16, 2005.

Speaker, “The United Nations at 60,” American Association of University Women, Alameda, CA, March 12, 2005.

Participant, “Tsunami Relief Forum,” CSU East Bay, March 8, 2005.

Speaker, “What’s Ahead for the United Nations?” forum sponsored by the United Nations Association USA, San Francisco Chapter at San Francisco State University, February 25, 2005.

Speaker, “The US and the Middle East, “ Great Decisions Program, Alameda, CA February 21, 2005.

Panel moderator and presenter, “United Nations Reform,” Sustainable World Symposium, San Francisco, June 19, 2004.

Panelist, “What’s Ahead for the UN?  Is Reform the Answer?” United Nations Association of San Francisco, Forum on United Nations Reform, March 31, 2004.

Speaker, “What International Studies Students Want,” American Association of University Women, Alameda, CA, March 2004 meeting.

Speaker, “The United States and Europe,” Great Decisions Program, Alameda, CA, February 2004.

Panel Moderator, United Nations Association/U.C. Berkeley Center for Human Rights, Conference on the Rights of the child and the U.N. Role in the Middle East, November 22, 2003.

Speaker, “The US, the UN and the War in Iraq,” San Lorenzo Library, April 8, 2003.

Panelist, Model United Nations, Hayward forum on Iraq, February 26, 2003.

Keynote speaker, Irvington High School, Fremont, U.N. Day, 2001 and 2002.

Speaker, “The United Nations and International Security,” North Berkeley Alternative Lifelong Learning Center, September 26, 2002.

Forum organizer and moderator, “Prospects for peace in Israel/Palestine,” CSU Hayward April 30, 2002.

Speaker, “The Future of the United Nations,” Fremont League of Women Voters, April 22, 2002

Keynote speaker, United Nations Association, East Bay Chapter annual meeting, January 19, 2002.

Grant Awards

RSCA Summer Stipend, 1996

CSUH Service Learning Grant 2001

One-quarter Sabbatical, Fall 2002

Service

2008-2009 CSUEB Taskforce on International Students

2006-2007 CSUEB Fairness Committee

2005-2006 Academic Senate Executive Committee Language Task Force ALSS Election Committee

2003-2004 ALSS Curriculum Committee

2003-2005 Academic Senate

2000-2002 Member, Special Committee on Academic Standards, Co-author, Report on Academic Standards

1998 Panel Chair, Conference Report, California State University, Co-author, Hayward Conference on the New Workforce for the Americas, March 25-27, 1998.

1998-1999 Member, Executive Council, CSUH Human Right

1997-2002 CSUH University Writing Sub-committee

1997-present Internship Supervisor, International Studies Program

1997-present Director, International Studies Program

1995-1996 International Studies Program Committee

1994-present Department of Political Science liaison to high schools and community colleges

1994-present Advisor, CSUH Model United Nations

1987-1992 Advisor, International Affairs Internships (American University of Paris)

1991-1992 University Budget and Institutional Retrenchment Committee (AUP)

1988-1991 Sub-Committee on the Faculty By-Laws (AUP)

1987-88 Chairman, Faculty Council (AUP)  Co-Author, Institutional Self-Study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation of the American College in Paris.

1986-87 Chairman, Faculty Assembly (AUP)

1984-85 Representative of the Part-time Faculty to the Faculty Council (AUP)

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