Irving Louis Horowitz
was the Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science and Chairman and Editorial Director of Transaction Publishers. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires.
In addition to his teaching positions, Professor Horowitz was an advisory staff member of the Latin American Research Center, 1964-1970; consultant to the International Education Division, Ford Foundation, 1959-1960; and a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Scientific Information. He has been Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis; Visiting Professor at Stanford University, University of Wisconsin, Queens University in Canada, and University of California; Fulbright Lecturer in Argentina, Israel, and India; member of the advisory board of the Institute for Scientific Information; external board member of the Radio Marti and Television Marti Programs of the United States Information Agency; Chairman of the Hubert Humphrey Center, Ben Gurion University, Israel; and external board member of the methodology section of the research division, United States General Accounting Office.
He was the author or editor of dozens of books and hundreds of scholarly articles and reviews, and he was a contributor to numerous volumes.