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David H. Bernstein Professorship in Political Science

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1989 by David H. Bernstein

DAVID H. BERNSTEIN was the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, past chairman of the Board of Directors (1986 – 1993), and was director and co-founder of Duty Free International, Inc. since its formation in 1983. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Bernstein began his association with the duty free industry with the Samuel Meisel and Company, Inc., currently DFI’s diplomatic and wholesale division. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1957, Mr. Bernstein worked in a variety of positions at Meisel until his appointment to president in 1966 when the company incorporated, a position he maintained until May of 1992. Mr. Bernstein also served as president of the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, a position he had held for 18 years, and he is currently still a member of the Board. Mr. Bernstein is a past chairman of the board of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Additionally, in 1990, Mr. Bernstein was elected to the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is currently an Emeritus member, and in 1993 to the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was the inaugural chair of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Medical Board and Johns Hopkins Medicine International Board. Mr. Bernstein is also one of the owners of the Baltimore Orioles, an American League baseball team in the United States.

Held by Benjamin Ginsberg

GinsbergBenjaminBENJAMIN GINSBERG, Ph.D., is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at  Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author, co-author or editor of thirty books including The Fall of the Faculty; Presidential Government; Downsizing Democracy; The Captive Public; Politics By Other Means; The Value of Violence, How the Jews Defeated Hitler, Disconnected Democracies and What Washington Gets Wrong. His college text, We the People, has been the nation’s most frequently used American government text for the past two decades.  Ginsberg received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1973 and was Professor of Government at Cornell until 1992 when he joined the Hopkins faculty.