Peter Gabel is the former president of New College of California and was a law professor at New College’s public-interest law school for over thirty years. He has been Editor-at-Large of Tikkun magazine for the last thirty years and is now co-chair of the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics. He is also currently president of the Arlene Francis Foundation for Spirit, Art and Politics in Santa Rosa,
He is the author of many articles on law, politics, and social change, and has published three books: The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning (Acada Books 2000); Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics, and Culture (Quid Pro Books 2014); and most recently, The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self (Routledge Press 2018), which was nominated by Routledge Press as Best Non-Fiction Book of 2018.
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from San Francisco State University in 2015 and has been described by Cornel West as “one of the grand prophetic voices in our day and a long-distance runner in the struggle for justice.”