Department of Political Science

Stephen R. Shalom

Office:   Raubinger 443
Phone:   973-720-3433
Office Hours:   Spring 2017: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00-12:15 pm; Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm; and by appointment.

Department: Political Science
Area Specialization: International relations, U.S. foreign policy, research methods.

Steve Shalom

Stephen R. Shalom got his Bachelor's degree from M.I.T., his Master's from Northeastern, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. He began teaching at William Paterson in 1977. He is the author of The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism (1981); editor of Socialist Visions (South End Press, 1984); author of  Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War (South End Press, 1993); co-editor of The Philippines Reader (South End Press, 1987), Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); author of the text Which Side Are You On? An Introduction to Politics (Longman, 2003); and editor of  Perilous Power: The Middle East &U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar (Paradigm Publishers, 2007). He is on the editorial board of New Politics.

He is the director of the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice.


Selected Articles


Selected Articles

  • “Russia and the Left,” New Politics online, Jan. 9, 2017.
  • “When Abstention Is Progress: The recent UN vote on Israeli settlements is belated and toothless, but it gives a boost to anti-occupation activists,” Jacobin, Jan. 4, 2017.
  • “Reflections on the Election,” New Politics online, Nov. 21, 2016.
  • “Some Left Arguments on the Election,” New Politics online, Sept. 26, 2016.