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A member of Haverford College's faculty since 1960, Glickman was the first director and campus co-ordinator of African Studies, part of the four college Consortium on African Studies, headquartered at University of Pennsylvania. While his main area of teaching and research has been comparative politics, over his career he has taught American politics, political theory, international relations and, lately, American foreign policy. Along the way, he served as visiting professor at universities in Tanzania, South Africa, Israel and in several states in the USA. He has authored, and edited and contributed to six books and numerous articles and reviews for a number of scholarly journals in political science and international relations. One book, Political Leaders of Contemporary Africa South of the Sahara, a biographical dictionary, published in 1992 by Greenwood Press, won an award as a Best Reference Book in that year from Choice Magazine, a periodical for college librarians. In 1993 he completed a six year term as editor of Issue--A Journal of Opinion, a publication of the African Studies Association. He is now a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, has served as Secretary of the American Political Science Association, and continues to serve as manuscript reviewer and book reviewer for several publishers and scholarly journals. He also consults for several government agencies and non-governmental organization.

In his spare time, Glickman serves as the President of the Hildegard Institute, a non-profit charitable foundation, which he inherited from his late wife, Sylvia Glickman, an accomplished pianist, composer and music publishing executive. She was also Artist-in Residence, founding Director of the Chamber Music Program and Associate Professor of Music at Haverford, 1967-1987. The Hildegard Institute promotes the music of women composers, past and present. The Institute also supports the Hildegard Chamber Players, an ensemble devoted to performing music by women composers on their eclectic programs.

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