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Feliks Gross

Feliks Gross, Polish sociologist, educator, writer. Bar: Poland 1937. Fellow Polish Inst Arts and Sciences (president E-7 1988-1999); member International League Rights of Man (director 1960-1988), American Sociological Association, Academy Political Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign), Polish Sociology Society (honorary), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Gross, Feliks was born on June 17, 1906 in Cracow, Poland. Came to the United States, 1941. Son of Adolf and Augusta (Alexander) Gross.

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, Jagiellonian University, 1930. Doctor of Laws, Jagiellanian University, 1931.

    Career

    • Secretary, general Center Eastern European Planning Board, 1941-1945. Editor New Europe and World Reconstrn. journal, New York City, 1942-1945. Professor sociology and anthropology graduate center Brooklyn College, 1946-1977, professor emeritus, from 1977, resident professor City University of New York graduate center, from 1988.

      Visiting professor New York University, 1945-1968. Visiting professor, director Institute International Affairs, University Wyoming, Laramie, summers 1945-1952. Visiting professor Woodrow Wilson School Foreign Affairs, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1951, 54-56, University Vermont, Burlington, 1957.

      Senior Fulbright senior lecturer University Rome, 1957-1958, 64-65, 74. Lecturer other European, American universities. Member research council Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, since 1966.

      Visiting professor Columbia University, New York City, 1973. Lecturer University Florence, 1977, Italian Foreign Office, Rome. Consultant National Committee on Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1968.

      President, Taraknath Das Foundation, New York, 1965. Honorary president City University of New York Academy Humanities and Sciences, 1985. Co-founder, board directors Non-Profit Coordinating Committee New York, 1984-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Poland 1937.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow Polish Inst Arts and Sciences (president E-7 1988-1999). Member International League Rights of Man (director 1960-1988), American Sociological Association, Academy Political Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign), Polish Sociology Society (honorary), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Priva Baidaff, July 25, 1937. 1 child, Eva Helena Gross Friedman.
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    Born June 17, 1906
    • 1930
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1931
      Jagiellanian University
    • 1941 - 1945
      Secretary
    • 1942 - 1945
      editor New Europe and World Reconstrn. journal