The Info List - Robert L. Bernstein

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ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN is an American publisher and human rights activist.


* 1 Career in publishing * 2 Involvement in human rights movement * 3 International recognition * 4 Military Service * 5 Education * 6 Books * 7 References


Bernstein started as an office boy at Simon the Human Rights Award from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights ; the Spirit of Liberty Award from People for the American Way ; the Barnard Medal of Distinction from 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
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 his long-time Random House colleague André Schiffrin .

At 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 honored by 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 and abroad.

He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College
, The New School
The New School
, Bard College
Bard College
, Hofstra University
Hofstra University
, Bates College
Bates College
, Tougaloo 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 * ^ http://www.law.nyu.edu/bernstein-institute * ^ http://thenewpress.com/books/speak