Sorry to be so long with this; I am still scrambling to get the money, which I think I can do. So all looks fine.

Below is a blurb I use, plus my full c.v.

Some of my writings are posted at I'll try to get a more detailed hyperlink.

As for my subject, I was planning to ask you what I should talk about. For now, why don't you just say I will speak on the international dimension of the fatherhood crisis. In the bio you can stress my role as spokesman for MFCI, which is technically the largest fatherhood organization in the world, isn't it?



Stephen Baskerville is a political scientist at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is the author numerous articles and book reviews on fatherhood and the politics of the family. In March 1999 he conceived and organized a conference on The Politics of Fatherhood hosted by the Howard University Department of Political Science and School of Divinity and sponsored by the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership. He is an advisor to the American Coalition for Fathers and Children and the Men’s Health Network and is spokesman for Men, Fathers, and Children, International, a coalition of 12 fatherhood organizations from 9 countries. He also serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization.


Department of Political Science, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059

Tel: 703-560-5138 (h) 202-806-7267 (w) 202-265-3527 (fax)



Lecturer IV, Department of Political Science, Howard University, 1997-present.

Chair (1996-97) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and European Studies, Palacky University, 771 80 Olomouc, Czech Republic, 1992-97.

Lecturer in Political Science, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, 1987-1992.


As Chairman, I redesigned the curriculum of the Department of Politics and European Studies into a modern political science department and developed outreach programs with other departments in Europe and North America.

Vice-President, Foundation for Czechoslovak Exile Politics: an archive of documents from exiles under communism. Supported by the Higher Education Assistance Program (HESP) and the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. I wrote the HESP grant application.

Organizer and Host, first international Conference on European Studies in the Czech Republic, Department of European Studies, Palacky University. November 18-19, 1996. Sponsored by TEMPUS, a program of the European Union. I also helped organize two international student conferences in Kosice, Slovakia in 1992 and 1993, sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

Instructor and Organizer, Center for Education in Constitutionalism (with Charles University, Prague): a program for training secondary school teachers in civic education sponsored by Pew/American Council of Learned Societies (1995-97).

Academic Coordinator, Civic Education Project: I supervised and evaluated eight visiting lecturers in universities in the Czech Republic (1992-93).

Founder and Director, Seminar in Political Thought: a post-graduate research seminar rotating between Palacky, Masaryk (Brno), and Comenius (Bratislava) universities. Funded by the East-East Institute of the Open Society Fund (1993-95). I wrote the grant application.

Author, US Government 101: a textbook for teaching US government to students of central and eastern Europe. For the CEC, above.

Trainer and Organizer, Junior Faculty Training Program: created by the Jan Hus Educational Foundation and the Civic Education Project for training post-graduate students as university lecturers (1995-97).

Creator of three departmental libraries (Politics and European Studies, History, and Anglo-American Studies) with grants totaling $30,000 from HESP. I was responsible for the grants, budgets, and administration.


PhD, Political Science/History, London School of Economics.

BA, International Relations, The American University, School of International Service.


US Government* (*incl. postgrad.), European Politics, Modern Political Thought*, American Political Thought*, Contemporary Political Theory, Socialism and Anarchism, Political Ideologies, Tudor-Stuart England*, Anglo-American Intellectual History, Modern European History, Comparative Political Parties, British Politics, US Legislative Process, Research Methods in Political Science*, International Relations, Theories of International Relations*



"The Fix Is In," DadMag.Com, September 2000.

"The Criminalization of Fatherhood," Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, July-August 2000. Also published in Media Bypass, vol. 8, no. 8 (August 2000).

"The Government’s War on Fathers," Insight on the News, 26 June 2000. Also published in the Newsletter of the Women’s Freedom Network, May-June 2000.

"Are Family Courts Unfair to Fathers? Yes, They Are Criminalizing Honest Fathers," Insight on the News, 1 May 2000.

"Beating Up on ‘Deadbeat Dads,’" The American Spectator, 20 August 1999.

"Is Court-Ordered Child Support Causing More Harm than Good?" Insight on the News, 2 August 1999.

"The Politics of Fatherhood," The Liberator, May-June 1999, from a paper presented at "The Politics of Fatherhood" conference, Howard University, March 1999.

"A Philosophy for the Fathers’ Movement," The Liberator, May-June 1999.

"Why is Daddy in Jail?" The Washington Times, op-ed column, 15 May 1999.

"The Father Problem," The Weekly Standard, 8 February 1999.

"Why is Daddy in Jail?" The Women’s Quarterly, Winter 1999.

"What God Hath Joined Together…," The Washington Diocese (newspaper of the Washington National Cathedral), April 1998.

Reviews, review essays, and reprints in The Liberator, Fathering Magazine, Everyman, Fathers and Families, March 1998 – present.

"Totalitarianism and all that Jazz: An Interview with Josef Jarab, New Rector of the Central European University", International Educator, Autumn 1998.

"The Open Society through Education: The Central European University", International Educator (cover article), Winter 1998.

"East-Central Europe: The Future of American Higher Education?" Academe, November-December 1997.

"Redeveloping Higher Education in East-Central Europe," International Educator, Autumn 1997.

Young People and their Orientation to the Mass Media: An International Study, "Study #21: The Czech Republic" (co-author, Michigan State University, May 1996).


The Criminalization of Fatherhood, Diana Durham-McLoud (co-author), Georgetown University Press, forthcoming.

"The Politics of Early Modern Religious Revolutions," Communion Viatorum, Evangelical Theological Faculty of the University of Prague, forthcoming.

"Puritans, Revisionists, and the English Revolution", Huntington Library Quarterly vol. 61, no. 2 (Winter 2000).

"The New Carpetbaggers: Western Academic Operations in Eastern Europe," Education and Society, May 1997.

"Civic Education, Political Science, and Education Reform in Central Europe", PS: Political Science and Politics, March 1997.

Not Peace but a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (London: Routledge, 1993).

The Church Militant: The Political Ecclesiology of the English Revolution (under consideration, Rowman and Littlefield).

Historical Dictionary of Stuart Britain, ed. R.H. Fritze and W.B. Robison (contributor; London: Greenwood, 1996).

"Protestantism as a Transnational Ideology", History of European Ideas, vol. xviii, no. 6 (November 1994).

"Blood Guilt in the English Revolution", The Seventeenth Century, vol. viii, no. 2 (Autumn 1993).

"The Family in Puritan Political Theology", Journal of Family History, vol. xviii, no. 2 (1993).

"Collective Guilt in the English Revolution", International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. xxxvii, no. 3-4 (December 1996).

"Hussites, Puritans, and the Politics of Religious Revolutions", occasional paper, Centre for Comparative Cultural Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (October 1996).

"Max Weber, Sociology, and the Puritans," International Journal of Comparative Sociology (forthcoming)

"Puritanism and Poverty in the English Revolution", Cahiers Elisabethains (under consideration).

In Preparation: Taken into Custody: The Criminalization of Fathers and Children


"The Politics of Early Modern Religious Revolutions," Twentieth World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Washington, DC, 9-11 August 2000.

"Divorce and Suicide: Problem of Public Health or Human Rights?" The International Fatherhood Conference, National Center for Strategic Non-Profit Planning and Community Leadership (NPCL), New York City, 29-31 May 2000.

"Goals for the Fatherhood Movement," Children’s Rights Council, 12th National Conference, Alexandria, VA, 23-26 September 1999.

"The Responsible Father as Political Activist," The International Fatherhood Conference, NPCL and other sponsors, San Francisco, 1 June 1999.

Co-Director, The Politics of Fatherhood conference hosted by the Department of Political Science and School of Divinity of Howard University, and sponsored by NPCL, 23-24 March 1999.

"Academic Exchanges with Central Europe: The View from the Czech Republic," annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington, DC, 24-29 May 1998.

Director, "The Philosopher in the Post-Totalitarian Political World", Liberty Fund Colloquium, Prague, Czech Republic, 16-19 April 1998.

Discussant, panel on the politics of East-Central Europe, American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington, DC, September 1997.

"The Redevelopment of Higher Education in East-Central Europe", address to the plenary meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Berkeley, California, June 13-15, 1997.


Official Spokesman for Men, Fathers, and Children International, a coalition of 12 fatherhood organizations from 9 countries

Advisory Board, American Coalition of Fathers and Children

Advisory Board, Men’s Health Network

Board of Affiliates, Gendercide Watch

Speaker, National Cry for Children, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, 7 November 1999

Speaker, Fathers Day 2000 March on Washington, 18 June 2000


WTTG Television, Washington, DC (feature interview), 10 February 1999.

"The Armstrong Williams Show" (radio), 2 April 1999.

America’s Voice, "The Armstrong Williams Show" (television), 8 April 1999.

WHUT Television (Howard University Television), Washington, DC, "Evening Exchange,"

19, 20, 21 May 1999.

"Fathers: Movement for Rights as Parents Ready to Take Off," Gannett News Service, 4 May 1999 (feature story).

CNBC Television, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," 20 August 1999.

Court TV, "DC Insider," interview with Fred Graham ("Against the Grain"), 15 October 1999.

America’s Voice, "Take Action America" (2 appearances), December 1999.

Free Congress Foundation, "Endangered Liberties" with Paul Weyrich and Lisa Dean, 13 December 1999.

Free Congress Foundation, "Legal Notebook" with Tom Jipping, 1 February 2000.

America’s Voice, "Take Action America" (2 appearances), March 2000.

"Doug Stephan’s Good Day USA," nationally syndicated (300+ stations) radio, 26 April 2000.

Free Congress Foundation, "New Nation" with Bill Lind, 3 May 2000.

America’s Voice, "Take Action Now," 17 May 2000.

America’s Voice, "Take Action Now," 9 June 2000.

Court TV, "Crier Today," with Katherine Crier, 8 August 2000.

Free Congress Foundation, "Legal Notebook" with Tom Jipping, 19 September 2000.

Fox News Network, "Judith Regan Tonight," (invited)

NBC-TV, John McLaughlin One-on-One (invited)