Peter Baldwin

Peter Baldwin is a professor of history at UCLA and Global Distinguished Professor at NYU.  Since receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1986, his main scholarly interest has been the development of the modern state. He has pursued that theme in a number of publications on social policy including The Politics of Social Solidarity (1990) and on public health, Contagion and the State in Europe (1999) and Disease and Democracy (2005).  He has also published a comparison between the US and Europe, The Narcissism of Minor Differences (2009), and has just finished a transnational history of copyright, just published by Princeton The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.