Žarko Puhovski was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, in 1946. After studies in Zagreb (physics and political sciences) and Frankfurt (philosophy) he became assistant professor and then Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Zagreb; he has been retired since 2012. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Visiting professor at the Free University in Berlin, the European University Center for Peace Studies in Stadtschlaining (Austria) and at the University of Klagenfurt. He occasionally lectures at universities in Berlin, London, Oxford, Budapest, Madrid, Bologna, etc. Moreover he is a member of the Transcend Network, of the Advisory Panel of The European Journal of Philosophy and of the Standing Committee on Inter-societal Relations of the Ethikon Institute, Los Angeles. He received the Extraordinary Award for Peace and against Xenophobia from the European Club of Rectors in 1993. He is the author of numerous studies and essays and seven books (Interest and Community, 1975; Context of Culture, 1979; History and Revolution, 1980; Reason and Society, 1989; Socialist Construction of Reality, 1990; Dictionary of Basic Political Terms, 1990; Politics and Economy of Transition, 1993). Numerous articles on these topics and issues connected with the post-communist transition and the post-Yugoslav wars have been printed in English and German. Žarko Puhovski was co-founder of the first alternative political movement in former Yugoslavia in the year 1988, and of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in 1993.