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Morroe Berger

educator , writer , author

Morroe Berger, American educator, author. Member faculty Princeton University, from 1952, professor sociology, from 1962, department chairman sociology, 1971-1974, director program Near Eastern Studies, 1962-1968, 73-77, chairman Council on International and Regional Studies, 1968-1977; Member Middle East Studies Association (president 1967).; Served with Army of the United States, 1940-1945.

Background

Berger, Morroe was born on June 25, 1917 in New York City. Son of Morris and Frieda (Trotiner) Berger.

Education

B.S.S., College City New York, 1940. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1947, Doctor of Philosophy., 1950.

Career

Member faculty Princeton University, from 1952, professor sociology, from 1962, department chairman sociology, 1971-1974, director program Near Eastern Studies, 1962-1968, 73-77, chairman Council on International and Regional Studies, 1968-1977. Chairman joint committee Near and Middle East, Social Science Research Council and American Council Learned Socs., 1963-1968. Consultant 20th Century Fund, 1957, Congress Cultural Freedom, 1958-1961, Ford Foundation, 1960-1963, 67-68.

Advisory panel on Middle East, Department State. President American Research Center in Egypt., 1974-1978.

Works

  • Author: Equality by Statute, review edit., 1967. Bureaucracy and Society in Modern Egypt, 1957. The Arab World Today, 1962.Islam in Egypt Today, 1970. Real and Imagined Worlds: The Novel and Social Science, 1977. Also articles. Editor, translator: Madame de Stael on Politics, Literature and National Character, 1964.

Membership

Member faculty Princeton University, from 1952, professor sociology, from 1962, department chairman sociology, 1971-1974, director program Near Eastern Studies, 1962-1968, 73-77, chairman Council on International and Regional Studies, 1968-1977. Member Middle East Studies Association (president 1967). Served with Army of the United States, 1940-1945.

Connections

Married Paula Wainer, March 7, 1943. Children: Edward Morris, Keneth Harry, Laurence Philip.

father:
Morris Berger

mother:
Frieda (Trotiner) Berger

spouse:
Paula Wainer

children:
Edward Morris Berger

Keneth Harry Berger

Laurence Philip Berger