U.S.-U.N. Relations Project Director
Professor Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City University of New York (Graduate School and University Center), Dr. Rivlin previously served as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Political Science and as Dean of Research and University Programs. A graduate of Brooklyn College of CUNY (1942), Dr. Rivlin received his M.A. (1947) and Ph.D. (1949) from Harvard University in international relations and government. He served during World War II with the Office of Strategic Services, Research and Analysis Branch on assignment from the U.S. Army. Rivlin was a member of the United Nations Secretariat in 1948, 1950 and 1953. At various times he has been a consultant to the State Department, the Hoover Commission, the World Bank, and the World Jewish Congress. In addition to teaching at the City University, he has been visiting professor at Columbia University, the School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University and New York University. Dr. Rivlin is a founding member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). His publications include: Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times (ed.), New York: Holmes & Meier, 1990; The Challenging Role of the UN Secretary-General, (ed.); plus dozens of journal articles and chapters in scholarly publications.