Stephen Balkaran, is currently serves as an Instructor in the Department of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University, where he initiated, developed and coordinate a Civil Rights Project. (2006-Pres) He also served as an Instructor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University (2011-2015). The University of Connecticut-TRI CAMPUS (2005-06), Post University (2003-04) and Capital Community College (1999-03). He has also served as research Fellow for, The Human Rights Research Fund at Yale University working under Black Panther and Yale Professor of African-American Studies, Mrs. Kathleen Cleaver.
He has authored 5 books: Before We Were Called Hispanics: Conversations on the Politics, Race, Immigration Reform, Re-Tracing the Civil Rights Movement, The Continuing Significance of Race. An American Dilemma and Broken Promises, Broken Dreams, Disparities and Disappointments: Civil Rights in the 21st Century. He has also authored over 70 articles in Academic Journals, Magazines and OP-EDs on Race Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, American Foreign policy, and Public Policy. He has also given over 75 speeches on his research, publications and books throughout the United States.
Before launching his academic career, Mr. Balkaran worked for the African National Congress (Nelson Mandela’s ruling party in South Africa) in partnership with the University of Connecticut. He was also a Research Associate for the United Nations in New York, and was a former aide to the CT Secretary of State.
Mr. Balkaran’s educational background spans from the Presentation College in Trinidad, The University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mr. Balkaran currently resides in Hartford, CT. USA and is a Native of Trinidad & Tobago.