Michael Walzer

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Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer is a socialist and Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science, Princeton University.

DSOC founding convention

The Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee founding convention Socialism'73 took place in New York City, October 12 and 13, 1973, at the Loeb Student Center, NY University and at the McAlpin Hotel. Speakers included;

Princeton socialist

The Princetonian, March 4, 1981

DSA member

In 1990, Michael Walzer was a member of Democratic Socialists of America[2].

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[3]

Author Meets Critics Alan Wolfe, "Of Whose Keeper, Moral Obligation and Social Science"

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 Michael Walzer, Dissent, Co-Editor was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future.[4]

Socialist Scholars Conference 2002

One of the "highlights" of the 2002 Socialist Scholars Conference (April 12-14, NYC) was a lively debate on “Just Wars” with DSAers Michael Walzer of Dissent and Ian Williams of The Nation taking on Steve Shalom of New Politics and Tariq Ali of New Left Review.[5]

"Dissent" magazine

In 2009 the Dissent Magazine masthead[6] listed Editors Michael Kazin, Michael Walzer and Irving Howe (1920-1993)

Americans for Peace Now

As of 2009, Michael Walzer was a member of the Board of Directors for Americans for Peace Now.[7]

JStreet advisory council

In 2009 listed members of the JStreet advisory council included Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University [8]

YDS 2012 conference


Michael Walzer was a guest speaker at the Young Democratic Socialists 2012 Winter conference.

DSA North Star


In 2018 Michael Walzer was an original signatory of the DSA North Star founding principles statement.


  1. [1] Newsletter of the Democratic Left, October 1973, page 6
  2. 8th Socialist Scholars Conference, April 6-8 1990, conference program
  3. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  4. CAF Co-Founders
  5. [http://www.dsaboston.org/yradical/yr2002-06.pdf the yankee radical June 2002]
  6. http://www.dissentmagazine.org/display.php?id=masthead
  7. Americans for Peace Now website: Leadership (accessed on Dec. 4, 2009)
  8. JStreet website: Advisory Council (accessed on Oct. 26, 2009)