Faculty Highlight: Steve Breyman
Steve Breyman has a background in international relations, comparative politics, and political sociology. He most recently served a one-year post at the U.S. State Department Office of Euro-Atlantic Security Affairs in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance as a William C. Foster Fellow.
The fellowship with the U.S. State Department was a return to Breyman’s roots – he completed his dissertation on the West German anti-nuclear weapons movement of the 1980s - in European arms control.
In the decades since completing his dissertation, Breyman’s interest in social movements has lead him to investigate the political and social means available to citizens to intervene in scientific and technological controversies.
“I'm especially interested in peace and ecology movements as they appear viable vehicles for grassroots democracy and citizen participation in science, technology, and environmental policymaking,” Breyman said.
Additional interests include the scope and nature of the knowledge wielded by social movements, and questions regarding sustainable development, appropriate technology, global environmental politics (regimes, treaties, law, international conferences), environmental security, and globalization-from-below.