Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities in the department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His books include Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence (Duke, 2012), Upward Mobility and the Common Good (Princeton, 2007), Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999), The Servant’s Hand: English Fiction from Below (1986), and Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture (1993). He has edited Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics (1990) and The Phantom Public Sphere (1993) and co-edited Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation (1998) and (with David Palumbo-Lin and Nirvana Tanoukhi) Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World (Duke UP, 2011). His essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, n+1, The Nation, Public Books, and the LA Review of Books. He is also the director of a documentary entitled “Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists,” available on Amazon.