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international civil servant , History educator

Josef Wolf Konvitz, American history educator, international civil servant. Grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1982, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1984; fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979, American Philosophical Society, 1984, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1987.


Konvitz, Josef Wolf was born on July 27, 1946 in New York City. Son of Milton Ridvas and Mary (Traub) Konvitz.


Bachelor with honors, Cornell University, 1967. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1973.


Assistant professor history Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1973-1978, associate professor, 1978-1985, professor, 1985-1995. Principal administrator Urban Affairs Division/Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris, 1992-1996, head of division, 1996-1999, head division territorial policies and prospects, 1999-2001, head division territorial reviews and sustainable development, since 2001. Director associate studies Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris, 1989.

Member board experts Port and City Project, Plan-Construction-Architecture, French Ministry Equipment, 1990-1995. Visiting professor University of the West of England, since 1998.



Member American History Association, Society French History Studies, Society History Technology, Society History Science, Urban History Association (board directors 1989-1993).


  • Other Interests

    Gastronomy, decorative arts.


Married Isa Naomi Schwartzberg, June 15, 1969. Children: Eli Raphael, Ezra Daniel.

Milton Ridvas Konvitz

Mary (Traub) Konvitz

Isa Naomi Schwartzberg

Eli Raphael Konvitz

Ezra Daniel Konvitz