ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN is an American publisher and human rights
* 1 Career in publishing
* 2 Involvement in human rights movement
* 3 International recognition
* 4 Military Service
* 5 Education
* 6 Books
* 7 References
CAREER IN PUBLISHING
Bernstein started as an office boy at Simon the Human Rights Award
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights ; the Spirit of Liberty
People for the American Way ; the Barnard Medal of
Barnard College ; the Curtis Benjamin Award for
Distinguished Publishing from the
Association of American Publishers ;
and, in 1998, the United States’ first Eleanor Roosevelt Award for
Human Rights , which was presented by President
Bill Clinton .
In 2014, Bernstein was honored with a Social Justice Award from The
New Press , the non-profit, public interest publishing house set-up by
Random House colleague
André Schiffrin .
Yale in 1998, Bernstein was honored by friends and colleagues with
the establishment of the
Robert L. Bernstein Fellowships in
International Human Rights at
Yale Law School . The fellowships are
awarded annually to two or three Law School graduates devoted to
advancing human rights protection around the world. Bernstein was also
New York University School of Law , which established the
Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights in 2006.
In 2015, NYU School of Law created the
Robert L. Bernstein Institute
for Human Rights, a research center that will promote scholarship,
education, and advocacy on human rights issues in the United States
He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from
Swarthmore College ,
The New School
The New School ,
Bard College ,
Hofstra University ,
Bates College ,
Tougaloo College , and
Yale University .
Bernstein served in the
U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, two of
the years overseas in India, where he was a staff sergeant in the U.S.
Army Air Corps .
He holds a B.S. degree from
Harvard , Class of 1944.
Robert L. Bernstein is the author of Speaking Freely: My Life in
Publishing and Human Rights, published by
The New Press in May 2016.
Yale Law School, Bernstein Fellowship
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