Seton Hall Graduate Degree in International Affairs
Seton Hall Graduate Degree in International Affairs

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John Torpey

John Torpey is the director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is also a professor of sociology and history. He has written or edited eight books: "Intellectuals, Socialism and Dissent: The East German Opposition and Its Legacy" (1995); "The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State" (2000); "Documenting Individual Identity: The Development of State Practices in the Modern World" (edited with Jane Caplan; 2001); "Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices" (2004); "Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Transatlantic Relations After the Iraq War" (2005); "Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics" (2006); "The Post-Secular in Question" (2012); and, with Christian Joppke, "Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison" (2013).

Torpey is on the editorial board of Theory and Society and the Journal of Human Rights and edits a series for Temple University Press, titled "Politics, History and Social Change."

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Seton Hall Graduate Degree in International Affairs



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