Barry N. Stein

Barry N. Stein
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Political Science


Barry N. Stein is a Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also on the faculty of the Center for Integrative Studies Social Science.

Professor Stein joined the faculty in 1968. He teaches courses on American Foreign Policy, International Organization and Cooperation, War and Revolution, and, Global Diversity and Interdependence. Since 1975 he has taught a course on “Refugees, Displaced Persons, Exiles,” which is the oldest such course in the world.

Stein’s research centers on issues of forced migration, refugees, and humanitarian assistance during conflict. In the early 1980s, he was instrumental in the establishment of and served as a Senior Associate at the Refugee Policy Group in Washington, D.C.