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Brian Michael Barry


Brian Barry, British philosophy professor. fellow, University Birmingham, 1960-1961, Rockefeller fellow in legal & political philosophy, 1961-1962; fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1975-1977, American Council Learned Societies., 1979-1980; Guggenheim fellow, awardee, 1979-1980; recipient Lifetime Achievement in Political Studies, Political Studies Association, 2000, Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2001.


Barry, Brian was born on August 7, 1936 in London. Came to the United States, 1976. Son of James Frederick and Doris Rose (Manners) Barry.


Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1958. Doctor in Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1964. Doctor (honorary), University York, 2006.


Assistant lecturer Keele University, 1962—1963. Lecturer University Southhampton, 1963—1965. Tutorial fellow University College, 1965—1966.

Fellow Nuffield College, Oxford University, 1966-1969, 1972-1975. Professor political science University Essex, Colchester, England, 1969-1972, dean social studies England, 1971—1972. Professor political science University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1975-1977, University Chicago, 1977-1982, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1982—1986, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 1986—1987, London School Economics, 1987—1998, professor emeritus, 1998—2009.

Lieber professor political philosophy Columbia University, 1998—2005, professor emeritus, 2005—2009.



Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Philosophical Association, American Economic Association, American Political Science Association, Political Studies Association (United Kingdom), American Society for Legal and Political Philosophy Clubs: Athenaeum (London).


  • Other Interests

    Cooking, playing the piano, London.


Married Joanna Hill, August 27, 1960 (divorced 1988). 1 child, Austin K.; Married Anni Parker, 1991.

James Frederick Barry

Doris Rose (Manners) Barry

Joanna Hill

Anni Parker

Austin K. Barry