Board Members

Robert A. Rubinstein


Robert A. Rubinstein is Professor of Anthropology and International Relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University Syracuse University.

Robert is an anthropologist with expertise in political and medical anthropology and in social science history and research methods. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1977. He received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1983.

In political anthropology, Robert’s work focuses on cross-cultural aspects of conflict and dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation and consensus building.

As a medical anthropologist, Robert focuses on conflict and health, disparities in access to health care and the implications of those disparities for the health of populations, and on the integration of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. He has developed community-based health interventions in Egypt and Atlanta. Robert has collaborated on health policy issues with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Carter Center, the Georgia Department of Physical Health, and the Onondaga County Health Department.