Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. (ABD), Department of Law, Criminology and Society, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006-Present

Masters Degree, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Interdisciplinary Masters Program, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 1998-1999

J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1987

Bachelors of Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1969

San Fernando State College, Northridge, California, 1962-1963

High School Diploma, Grant High School, Los Angeles, California, 1959-1961


Teaching (Selected)

Visiting Fellow, Hong Kong University, Department of Law, 2012

Visiting Instructor, HKU Space, 2012

Visiting Lecturer, Hong Kong University, Department of Sociology, 2008-2009, 2012

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Sociology, 2012

Courses: Law and Society, Comparative Criminology

Adjunct Professor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-2001

Course: Advanced Seminar in Social Science, Global Violence

Adjunct Professor, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-1985,

Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Political Science

Adjunct Professor, San Jose State College, San Jose, California, 1972

Course: The Politics of the Environment

Individual lectures at about three dozen colleges and universities worldwide.  Extensive experience teaching children and adolescents of diverse       backgrounds and languages in primary, secondary and tertiary schools, receiving outstanding student evaluations.

Additional Employment

Global Cities Commentator, Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), Present

Executive Director, Violence Prevention Peace Promotion Strategy, 1999-Present

Co-Director, Partners in Creation - Reichek Retrospective (1947-2005), 2004-2005

Consultant, John Howard Association, Chicago, 2006

Director, Security in the Mega Cities Project, 1996-1999

Reporter, Special Committee on Violent Crime, American Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section, 1994

CEO, Civic Consultants, 1978-1998

Public Affairs Director, Cook County Public Defender, 1988-1991

Campaign Manager, Mel King for Congress, Boston, 1986

Assistant State-wide Campaign CoordinatorDemocratic National Convention Facilities Coordinator, Jesse Jackson for President, 1984

Community Outreach & Inauguration Co-Director, Harold Washington for Mayor, 1983

Forge Worker, Freemont Steel Company, California, 1975-1977

Bay Area Institute, San Francisco, 1970-1975

Strike Organizer, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, 1974

Co-Founder and Director, Bay Area Institute, San Francisco, 1969-1974

Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC, 1966-1967

Board Memberships

Criminal Justice Project, Present

Clarence Darrow Community Center

Consulting Clients (Selected, Complete List of 50+ Clients Available)

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

Antioch College

Australian Metal Workers Union

Center for Constitutional Rights

Clarence Darrow Community Center

Chicago Board of Education

Dean and Harper Justice Committee

John Howard Association

National Black Professional Firefighters

National Student Association

Operation PUSH Rainbow Coalition

Massachusetts Mail Voter Registration Campaign

National Committee to Defend and Extend Affirmative Action

Senator Howard Brookings

State University of New York, Old Westbury

US Criminal Justice Commission

United Nations (Division of Crime Control and Prevention; World Health Organization; UNESCO Culture of Peace Program)

Washington Gallery of Modern Art


Annual Chicago Build the Peace Assembly, Co-Founder, Chicago Build the Peace Committee, 2000-Present

60th Anniversary of the Cook County Public Defenders’ Office, Chicago, 1990

Justice and the Attorney General, National Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1988

A Patriotic Agenda for the 100th Congress, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1987

Organized an Indiana, state-wide campaign that secured the release of two teen-agers convicted and sentenced to life for crimes they did not commit,


Jesse Jackson for President, Democratic Convention Facilities Coordinator, San Francisco, 1984

Harold Washington for Mayor, UIC Pavilion Primary Rally, Chicago, 1983

Inauguration of Mayor Harold Washington, Co-Chair, Chicago, 1983


Books, Pamphlets, Articles

Reichek Retrospective (1947-2005): Partners in Creation, Catalogue, 2005

Race and Reform: Why Washington Won in Chicago, Unpublished, 1983

Shell Strike, Workers Strike for Health and Safety, United Press Pamphlet, 1982

Beyond Repair, The Ecology of Capitalism, Beacon Press, 1972

“Letter from Singapore,” The Nation, 1972

“The Politics of Ecology,” The Ecological Conscience: Values for Survival, ed. Robert Disch, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Incl., 1970

Ecocide In Indochina, Ed., Harper and Row, 1969

Commentaries (Selected)

June 2012 - Rio+20

April 2012 - Earth Day 2012

December 2011 - Poverty Now

October 25, 2011 - Computers Changing the Essential Nature of Cities

November 24, 2010 - Designing Sustainable Cities with Jorge Wilheim and Jaime Lerner

November 3, 2010 - Shanghai Expo Ends

September 14, 2010 - Soul of the City

September 7, 2010 - Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace

August 18, 2010 - Urban Violence

August 10, 2010 - Lessons from India: Prospects for a Better City and a Better Life

August 3, 2010 - The Rights of the City

July 8, 2010 - Oil and Cities

July 4, 2010 - U.S.A. at Shanghai World Expo

June 15, 2010 - Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities    

June 10, 2010 - Smart Cities: Can Technology Usher Prosperity and Equity?

June 1, 2010 - One Harbor, Two Cities (Hong Kong)

May 20, 2010 - Megacities Must Not Lose Their “Humanizing” Qualities

April 27, 2010 - Why Shanghai Expo?

April 22, 2010 - Earth Day Illusion

April 5, 2010 - Rio de Janeiro, 5th Annual World Urban Forum

March 26, 2010 - Rio de Janeiro: Challenges and Choices for Cities

October 28, 2009 - People's Republic of China's 60th Anniversary

September 17, 2009 - 30 Years of Peace Observance in Chicago 

April 22, 2009 - The Inconvenient Truth

January 17, 2008 - The State of the Union is Good, We are Number One

October 30, 2007 - China's Effect on the Environment

August 10, 2007 - Lawndale Lament?

July 30, 2007 - "Ecocide" in Vietnam and around the World

June 9 - 11, 2007 - International Association for China Planning, Roundtable Forum

June 19, 2006 - Sustainable for Who?

December 28, 2006 - New World Resolutions

August 12, 2005 - A Cross Cultural Comparison of How Globalization Produces Youth Violence in Large Cities of the Developing World 

April, 2005 - Achieving Urban Security - Safety for Some or Security for All?

2003 - 4th Global Conference - Cultures of Violence

September 4, 2001 - No to U.S. - Yes to UN World Conference Against Racism

October 26-30,1998 - Urban Violence or Urban Peace?

Newspaper Op-Ed Articles, Letters (Selected)

Ashai-Shinbum, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Defender, Chicago Law Journal,  Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, China.Org, Le Monde, Los Angeles  Law Journal, Los Angeles Times, Milwaukee Courier, National Bar Magazine, National Law Journal, Newsday, The Nation, New York Times, Ramparts Magazine, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Shanghai Daily, St. Louis Post Dispatch


ABC Series (For Students and Parents)

The ABC‘s of Violence and Peace; The ABC’s of Racism and Equality;

The ABC’s of Poverty and Well Being (In Development)

A Cross Cultural Comparison of Community Youth Violence in the Large Cities of the Developing World, 2005

A model crime prevention and crime control policy and budget for the United States, European Forum of Local Authorities for Urban Security, Paris, 1991

American Association of Geographers

American Bar Association Annual Meetings

American Society of Criminology

American Sociological Association

American Political Science Association

American Violence: The Seamless Web, 2000

Breaking the Cycle of Urban Violence, Building the Culture of Urban Peace, International Conference for Crime Prevention Partnerships to Build Community Safety, Urban Safety for All, Johannesburg, 1998

Creating the Harmonious City: Shanghai, 2008

Economist Magazine and National Public Radio Debate on China’s Environment

First Issues, Conference of Criminology Associations

Global Violence (25 Classes, 800+ Slides), Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1995-2004

Globalization and the Regulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), 2000

Globalization: From Eyes Wide Open to Eyes Wide Shut, 2001

Indicators of Mega Non-City (In)Security, OECD, Paris, 1995

Inter American Development Bank

International Conference on Preventing School Violence

International Crime Prevention Institute

Juvenile Justice or Juvenile Rights?, California Judicial Council, San Diego, 2001

Living Faithfully in a Violent World: Congregations and Communities Working Together to End Violence, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2000,

Make a Minute for Peace (365 Slides), Build the Peace Summer Program, VPPPS, Chicago, 2001-2002

Mainstreaming A Culture of Peace, CBTPC Workshop, 2008

Multi-Dimensional Family-Community-School Violence Intervention & Prevention Strategy, National Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners, San Diego, 1998

National Legal Aid and Defender Meetings

National Conference of State Legislators

National Conference of Black State Legislators

Pan American Health Organization

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace, 2002

Preventing Racism, Promoting Equality, UN World Conference on Racism, Durban, 2001

Prospects for Urban Security in China: Shanghai, 2006 – 2007

Race: Rights and Wrongs, UN World Conference on Race, Durbin, South Africa, 2004

Reducing and Preventing Global Violence By and Against Children, Violence and Children Conference, Montreal, Canada, 1999

Safety for Some or Security for All: Breaking the Generational Cycle of Violence, Crime and Poverty in the Large Cities of the Developing World, 2005

Solving the Violence Prevention Puzzle, Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice, US House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1993

The Failure of Politics, The Future of Violence, The Future of War Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1999

Understanding Global Violence, Second World Congress on Violence and Human

Coexistence, Dublin, Ireland, 1997.

The Globalization of Violence, the Violence of Globalization, Oxford On-Line, 2002

Urban Peacebuilding, United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization, Culture of Peace Program, Paris, 1994

The Politics of the Environment, UN Conference on the Environment, Stockholm, 1972

The UN & the US, Can They Coexist, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1999

The Violence Prevention Peace Promotion Strategy, 2002

Three Lessons from Crime Prevention in the Large Cities of the World, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria, 2006

To Save Future Generations, The UN in the 21st Century, Roosevelt, Chicago, 2001

You and the Universe, 2004

UNESCO Culture of Peace Program

UN Crime Division

UN Crime Commission

United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders

United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization

Urban Indicators Conference, OECD, 1982

Urban Security in the Mega Non Cities, Organization of American States, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1999

Urban Security in the Mega Cities, UN Habitat Conference, Istanbul, 1998

Urban Violence or Urban Peace, Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, 1999

U.S. Congress

World Congress of Criminology (2004, 2006, 2008)

World Health Organization


Australian Broadcasting System, Chicago Public Radio, Columbia Broadcasting Company, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Folha De S. Paulo                

(Full Page), Gannet Radio, International Development Bank, National Public Television, National Public Radio, Pacific Radio, South African National

Radio, Who’s Who Worldwide, 1992-1993, 2006, 2010


Challenges and Choices for Cities, 2011

The Impact of Market Socialism on One Shanghai Neighborhood, 2011

Partner in Creation: The Life and Paintings of Jesse Reichek, 2012

TRAVEL (Selected)

Austria, Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Dominican Republic, Dominica, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece,

Grenada, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia. 

Most visits were for the purpose of speaking at a United Nations, government, non-government or scholarly conference or for research purposes.


Barry Weisberg is widowed with five adult children and five grandchildren.

Available Upon Request

Materials from the Violence Prevention Peace Promotion Strategy (VPPPS)

Materials from the Chicago Build the Peace Committee,

Quotations from Confidential Student Evaluations of Barry Weisberg