Peter Baldwin (professor)

Peter Baldwin (born December 22, 1956)[1] is a professor of history at the New York University and a philanthropist. He was educated at Harvard and Yale. He has written several books about Europe.


A study of the state of trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and Europe from Oxford University Press was published in late 2009, entitled The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike.[2] In 2014 he published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.[3]


Baldwin and his wife Lisbet Rausing co-founded the Arcadia Fund and form its donor board.[4] By March 2013, the Fund had made grant commitments of over $234 million to preserve endangered culture and nature. As of December 2015, the Fund has made grant commitments of over $363 million to charities and scholarly institutions globally that preserve cultural heritage and the environment and promote open access.[5] Arcadia-funded projects include the Endangered Languages Documentation program at SOAS,[6] the Endangered Archive Program at the British Library[7] and Fauna & Flora International's Halcyon Land and Sea fund. Baldwin and Rausing are listed as one of the biggest benefactors to the Wikimedia Foundation.[8]



  1. Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. "FacultyHistory: Peter Baldwin". University of California. 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  3. ""The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle"".
  4. "About Arcadia". Arcadia Fund.
  5. "Arcadia Fund".
  6. Endangered Languages Documentation Retrieved December 4, 2015
  7. Endangered Archive Program Retrieved December 4, 2015
  8. Wikipedia 15 Contributors Retrieved January 15, 2016.

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