Beau Grosscup (George Charles Grosscup III) is a CSU Chico professor emeritus who taught International Political Economy in the Political Science Department. His coursework included Intro to International Relations, US Foreign Policy, Politics of Terrorism, Political Economy of Post-Industrial Societies and The Status of Women in Global Patriarchy. His publications include The Newest Explosions of Terrorism: Latest Sites of Terrorism in the 90s and Beyond (New Horizon Press, 1988,), now in its 4th edition, and Strategic Terror: the politics and ethics of aerial bombardment, (Zed Books, 2006) an analysis of strategic bombing theory (Shock and Awe) that focuses on the current state terrorism of the 'bombing nations' (US, Britain, Israel and Russia). He holds a PH.D. in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His research is on contemporary terrorism (most recently Cluster Munitions and State Terror, Monthly Review Press) and militarization of North American society. For 19 years he co-hosted The Peace and Social Justice Program, on KZFR community radio using political humor and class, gender and race analysis to inform listeners of the world in which we live. He is a frequent participant in various media including MSNBC, Pacifica Radio, Iranian Radio, Institute for Public Accuracy, NPR and Fox Cable Bill O'Reilly Show. Students were mixed about him. Those comfortable with their understanding of the world or not interested in a variety of viewpoints found him arrogant, abrasive and threatening, much like the local newspaper who labelled him 'more dangerous than Saddam Hussein.' Those looking to be pushed intellectually and who recognized he cares as much, if not more, about their intellectual development than they do, appreciated him. He was a member of the Chico Peace and Justice Center Board of Directors, former president of the Chico Chapter of the California Faculty Association, the CSU faculty union, Eagle Boy Scout, plays French Horn and sang in the Presbyterian church choir. He is the proud father of Cooper Grant Grosscup. Now retired from 40 years of teaching, he says, he is just getting started.
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