Dr. Robert Abele holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University and M.A. degrees in Theology and Divinity. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to the U.S. Naval Academy for the study of war and morality (2004), the United States Federal Government Title IV Fellowship for International Studies for the study of Islam (2004), and the Illinois Council of Humanities Scholarship in, for his work on the issues of freedom and democracy (2003).
He is the author of three books: A User's Guide to the USA PATRIOT Act (2005); The Anatomy of a Deception: A Logical and Ethical Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq (2009); and Democracy Gone: A Chronicle of the Last Chapters of the Great American Democratic Experiment (2009). He has also written six articles for the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Global Justice, to be published in The Hague, Netherlands, and numerous articles on politics and U.S. government foreign and domestic policies.
Dedicated to maintaining and enhancing freedom and human rights, he regularly writes and gives public presentations on these as well as other issues pertaining to religion and spirituality in the 21st century.
Dr. Abele is an instructor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College, located in Pleasant Hill, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.