CURRICULUM VITAE

Hisham H. Ahmed

 

 Professor - Department of Politics

Saint Mary’s College of California

P.O. Box 5096, Moraga CA 94575

Tel: 925 878-1427

Email: dr.hhahmed@gmail.com

hha1@stmarys-ca.edu 




CAREER OBJECTIVE

 

To enhance international understanding through teaching and research.

 

EDUCATION


Ph.D. Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara, November 1988.

 

M.A. Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara, June 1986.

 

B.A. Political Science, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, May 1985.

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION


American Foreign Policy and Palestinian Self-Determination: 1917-1948

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Anderson

 

AREAS OF TEACHING COMPETENCE

 

International Relations: American foreign policy, East/West relations, NATO, political economy and international law.

 

Comparative Politics: comparative foreign policy, politics of the third world, Middle East politics.

 

Political Theory: Classical, medieval and contemporary thinkers.

 

American Government: Introduction to American government, the presidency, political thought, state and local government.

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE


Fall 2006-Present, Associate Professor of Politics, Saint Mary’s College of California

Taught International Relations; Comparative Politics and Middle East Politics


Spring 1994-Spring 2006, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of History and Political Science, Birzeit University, (Associate since spring 2000)

Taught undergraduate courses: Introduction to International Relations; Introduction to Comparative Politics; Arab Political Thought; Inter-Arab Relations; Arab Political Systems; The Question of Palestine on the World Stage; American Foreign Policy and War in the Gulf

 

Fall 1995-2003, Professor of International Studies, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, Birzeit University

Taught graduate courses: Theories of International Relations; Comparative Foreign Policy; Arab-Israeli Negotiations and Globalization.   


Fall 2000-Present, Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Birzeit University

Taught a variety of graduate courses: The Arab World and the West, The Arab World in World Affairs, Globalism, World Zionism and Inter-Arab Relations


Spring-Fall 1998, Visiting Professor, Swedish Gothenburg College, Jerusalem

Taught Arab-Israeli Conflict and Palestinian Society and Culture

 

1994-1996, Professor of Cultural Studies, Birzeit University


July 1994-June 1996, Research Fellow, Institute of Current World Affairs, Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Conducted oral history research on Palestinian society and published a monthly newsletter on relevant topics.

 

Fall 1995, Visiting Professor, Bethlehem University.

Taught cultural studies courses.

 

May 1994-Dec. 1994, Research Fellow, Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC).

Conducted research on the impact of Israeli settlements on Jerusalem.

 

July 1993-April 1994, Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Research Fellow, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA), Jerusalem.

Conducted research on the Islamic movement in Palestinian society and on Palestinian-Israeli national security; supervised Palestinian research team for strategic security studies; advised various independent research projects; chaired round table discussions on all aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

 

Fall 1993, Visiting Professor, Palestinian School of Law, Jerusalem.

Taught course on legal concepts.    

 

Fall 1991-Spring 1993, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Taught American Government and Politics, Middle East Politics and International Relations.

 

Fall 1989-Spring 1991, Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.

Taught American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, World Prospects and Issues, Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Presidency and Dynamics of World Politics.

Fall 1987-Winter 1989, Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara,   International Law; Introduction to Political Theory, American Foreign Policy and International Relations.

October 1986-January 1987, Research Assistant, “Islamic Medieval Thought,” Black Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  


PUBLICATIONS (Selected)

 

Books


“Palestinian Resistance and ‘Suicide Bombing’: Causes and Consequences,” in Tore Bjorgo, ed., Root Causes of Terrorism: Myths, Reality and Ways Forward. London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 87-102.

 

“The Evolution of Hamas in Palestinian Society: Domestic, Regional and International Determinants,” in L. Sergio Germani and D R Kaarthikeyan, eds., Pathways Out of Terrorism and Insurgency: The Dynamics of Terrorist Violence and Peace Processes. Elgin, IL: New Down Press, 2005, pp. 70-88.


Ibrahim Abu-Lughod: Resistance, Exile and Return. Birzeit, Palestine: Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, 2003, 143 pages.

 

“Palestinian Resistance and ‘Suicide Bombing’: Causes and Consequences,” in Tore Bjorgo, ed., Proceedings of Root Causes of Terrorism: Expert Meeting Conference, June 9-11, 2003. Oslo, Norway: Institute of International Affairs, 2003, pp. 123-137.

             

“The Rise of Sharonism during the Aqsa Intifada: Causes and Ramifications,” in The Impact of the Israeli Elections on the Local, Regional and International Levels: A Preliminary Analysis of the Elections of the Sixteenth Knesset, January 28, 2003. Birzeit, Palestine: Ibrahim Abu-Lugod Institute of International Studies, 2003, pp. 53-59. 

 

“Building the Palestinian State: Domestic Demand or International Necessity,” in Liberation, Democratic Change and Building the State in the Third World (in Arabic). Ramallah, Palestine: Muwaten, 1998, pp. 37-66.

 

Does the Solution Lie in the United States? (in Arabic). Bethlehem, Palestine: 1997.

 

“The Islamic Movement and the Future of the Opposition: Towards Collapse,” (pamphlet in Arabic). Nablus, Palestine: Center for Palestinian Studies, April, 1996, pp. 20-28.

 

“Roots of Denial: American Stand on Palestinian Self-Determination from the Balfour Declaration to World War Two,” in Michael W. Suleiman, ed., U.S. Policy on Palestine from Wilson to Clinton (In Arabic). Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 1996, pp. 43-82.

 

“Roots of Denial: American Stand on Palestinian Self-Determination from the Balfour Declaration to World War Two,” in Michael W. Suleiman, ed., U.S. Policy on Palestine from Wilson to Clinton. AAUG Press, 1995, pp. 27-57.

 

“Realism Misperceived: Arab American Discourse and the Question of Palestine,” in Annelies Moors, Tione van Teefeelen, et al, eds., Discourse and Palestine: Power, Text and Context. The Netherlands: Het Spinhuis, 1995, pp. 237-256.

 

From Religious Salvation to Political Transformation: the Rise of Hamas in Palestinian Society. Jerusalem: PASSIA, 1994, 172 pages.

 

 

Journal Articles  

 

“Hamas under the Spotlight,” against The Current, January/February, 2008.  pp. 25-30.

 

“The High Stakes of Unity, ” (Interview)Against The Current, May/June, 2007, pp. 8-9.

 

“The Consequences of Chias,” The Magazine of Saint Mary’s College of California, Vol. 27, No. 3, Spring, 2007, pp. 19-21.

 

“External Islamist influence: Encouraging al-Qaeda,” (interview) Bitterlemons, Ed. 17, May 1, 2006.

 

“The new Hamas government and the conflict: A new reality,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 13, March 27, 2006.

 

“The legal status of Gaza: Gaza remains occupied,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 30, August 22, 2005.

 

“No "concessions" intended,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 28, August 8, 2005.

 

“Violence is unavoidable for as long as the occupation continues,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 47, December 27, 2004.

 

“Lessons from South Africa,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 38, October 25,2004.

 

“Die Al-Aqsa-Intifada und Genfer Abkommen,” Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, May 10, 2004, pp. 38-44.

 

“Bold steps required,” Bitterlemons, Vol. 2, Ed.17, May 6, 2004.

 

“Ariel Sharon and the Fate of Local, Regional and International Peace,” Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2003, pp. 93-98.

 

“Meddling and Mismanagement,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 33, September 1, 2003.

 

“The Rise of ‘Sharonism’ through the Aqsa Intifada,” Bitterlemons, Ed. 5, February 3, 2003.

 

“The Particularity of the Establishment of the Palestinian Elite,” (commentary in Arabic), Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute of International Studies, 2003, pp. 53-54.

 

“Building the Palestinian State: Domestic Demand or International Necessity,” (in Arabic) Palestine Policy. Winter 1998, Vol. 5, No. 17, pp. 215-217.

“The Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Jordan’s Economic Infra-Structure: A Study of the Responses of 207 Displaced Palestinian and Jordanian Workers,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Fall 1993, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 33-61.

“Consequences of Displacement after the Gulf Crisis: a Study of the Responses of 207 Displaced Palestinian and Jordanian Workers,” Digest of Middle East Studies. Winter 1993, Vol. 2, No.1, pp.51-62.

 

Iraq's Conduct of the Gulf Crisis: A Critical Assessment,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Winter/Spring 1991, Vol. 13, Nos. 1-2, pp. 11-35.

“Palestinian State-Formation: Means and Ends,” American-Arab Affairs, Summer 1990, No. 33, pp. 10-34.

“Medicine as a Political Weapon: Interview with Dr. Martin Rubenberg,” American-Arab Affairs, Spring 1990, No. 32, pp. 71-80.

“From the Balfour Declaration to World War II: The U.S. Stance on Palestinian Self-Determination,” Arab Studies Quarterly, Winter/Spring 1990, Vol. 12, Nos. 1-2, pp. 9-41.

Israel's Nuclear Option: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications,” American-Arab Affairs, Winter 1989-90, No. 31, pp. 70-86.

“A textbook for undergraduates in the U.S.”,Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, September 25, 1989, pp. 8-9, 15.

“International Law and Solutions to the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” (discussion remarks), Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Chicago: April 5-8, 1989, p. 137.

“History of International Law,” (discussion remarks), Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC: April 20-23, 1988, pp. 39-40, and “Self-Determination: The Case of Palestine,” p. 350.

Book Reviews

Review of The Palestinians: New Directions, Michael C. Hudson, (Washington, D.C.: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 1990), Digest of Middle East Studies. Spring 1992, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 77-79.

Review of Basque Violence: Metaphor and Sacrament, Joseba Zulaika, (Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1988), Conflict Quarterly, Winter 1990, pp. 49-52.

Review of Israeli National Security Policy: Political Actors and Perspectives, Bernard Reich and  Gershon R. Kieval, eds., (New York: Greenwood Press, 1988), Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, December 1989, pp. 246-247.

Review of Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1948-51, Ilan Pappe, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988), Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 1, July 1989, pp. 83-84.

Review article of Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1948-51, Ilan Pappe, American-Arab Affairs, Spring 1989, pp. 97-100.

Review of Secrets of the Bible People, Kamal Salibi, (Brooklyn, NY: Interlink Books, 1988), Journal of Palestine Studies, Spring 1989, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, pp. 150-152.

Newspaper/ Magazine Articles

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Sharonite Apartheid Wall,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, January 16, 2004, p. 18.

“The Elections Reflected Reality: There’s a Retreat for the PLO Factions,” (interview in Arabic)Media Monitor, January 12, 2004, p. 4.

“The Geneva Accords: Sharon’s Siege or Rescue?!” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, December 20, 2003, p. 18.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Geneva Accords,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, November 29, 2003, p. 10.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Symbolism of Palestinian Struggle,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, November 11, 2003, p. 12.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Outburst of Initiatives,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, October 27, 2003, p. 12.

“Palestinian Policy Towards the Probable American War on Iraq: Suggested Insights,” (in Arabic) Qadaya Filistiniyya (Palestinian Issues), March 5, 2003, p. 5.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Collapse of Sharonite Strategy,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, July 13, 2001, p. 10.

“The Man Dies But His Memory Doesn’t,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, May 26, 2001, p. 20.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Regional Balance of Power,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, May 2, 2001, p. 10.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Impact of the Siege,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, February 20, 2001, p. 18.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Bias of the American Stance,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, April 10, 2001, p. 22.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Bogey Sharon,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, February 23, 2001, p. 18.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Ramifications of the Arab Political System,” (in Arabic) Palestine Today Weekly, February 17, 2001, p. 4.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Necessities of Planning,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, January 10, 2001, p. 18.

“The Current Negotiations,” (interview) Palestine Report, December 20, 2000, www.jmcc.org.

“The Aqsa Intifada and the Nightmares of Political Settlements,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, December 10, 2000, p. 14.

“The Aqsa Intifada: Between the Choices of Negotiating, Demonstrating and Resistance,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, November 29, 2000, p. 15.

“The Aqsa Intifada as a Strategy for Independence: Capabilities, Means and Ends,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, November 17, 2000, p. 18.

“Stumbling and Slipping: Barak exceeds the Right in Israel,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, November 5, 2000, p. 18.

 “Characteristics of the Outgoing Century and Expectations of the New One,” (interview in Arabic) Palestine Today Weekly, January 1, 2000, p. 22-23.

“Even If There Was a Withdrawal: Lebanon Will Continue to be in Conflict,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, April 14, 2000, p. 18.

“The Refugee Camp on Land Day: Between the Memory of Pain and The Hope of Tomorrow,” (in Arabic) Al-Quds Newspaper, March 30, 2000, p. 17.

“Refugee Camps and the Upcoming Local Elections,” (in Arabic) Al-Ayyam Newspaper, March 20, 1997, p. 10.

“The Necessity of Inner Building in Palestinian Society,” (Interview in Arabic) Bethlehem in the Year 2000, Palestinian Weekly, August 25, 1993.

“The Question of Palestine and the Role of Arab American Institutions,” Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, July 27, 1992, pp. 8-9.

“Autonomy for Palestinians?” Middle East Realities, Vol. 1, Issue 1, August 1992, pp. 1-4.

“Intifada in Palestinian Political Thought Needed,” Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, June 24, 1991, p. 5.

“War in the Gulf: Causes and Consequences,” (two-part article), The Beacon, FIU Student Newspaper,January 22, 1991, p. 13 and January 29, 1991, p. 9.

“The Intifada from a Historical Perspective,” Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, December 3, 1990, p. 11.

“Drum Solo,” (Translation of poem by Nizar Qabbani), Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, April 16, 1990, p. 11.

“Unabating Continuity: U.S. Negation of Palestinian Self-Determination,” The Return, February 1990, pp. 36-39.

“Blind Men and Elephants,” The Braille Monitor, February 1990, pp. 140-141.

Translation of the introduction to The Trilogy of the Children of the Stones, by Nizar Qabbani, The Return, January 1990, pp. 42-43.

“An Interview with Ellen Nassab,” The Link, Vol. 22, No. 3, July/August 1989, pp. 1-9.

“Anti-Palestinianism in the United States,”Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, May 8, 1989, p. 16.

“The History Behind the Intifada,” The Return, April 1989, pp. 32-35.

“Blindness as a Sudden, Unexpected Encounter: Physical Pain or Trauma of Societal Misperception,” Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, August 7, 1988, pp. 9 & 13.

“’I Smell a Rat’: Why Are Palestinians Misperceived?” Daily Nexus, University of California Santa Barbara, May 24, 1988, p. 10.

“Denial of Palestinian Rights Revisited,” (three-part article), Daily Nexus, University of California Santa Barbara, February 25, p. 13; February 26, pp. 8-9; February 29, 1988, pp. 8-9.

 

“The Vitality of Collective Action,” The Magnifier, Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, California, May 1986; reprinted in The Spokesman, a monthly publication of the National Federation of the Blind of California, October 1986.

“Palestinian Institutions Must Develop Critical Strategies,” Al-Fajr Jerusalem Palestinian Weekly, June 6, 1986, p. 6.

“Is Israel Withdrawing from Lebanon?” The Daily Vidette, Illinois State University, February 14, 1985.

“Voters Mirror Israel's Instability,” The Daily Vidette, Illinois State University, November 1984.

FEATURE ARTICLES (Selected)

“Unencumbered Vision,” by Matt Krupnick , Contra Costa Times, October 9, 2006, pp. 3 & 4.

“Ahmed’s Wall,” by John Donnelly, The Miami Herald, January 3, 1996, pp. 1E & 3E.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION (Selected)

“Impact of the War on the Palestinians,” in “Crisis in the Middle East: From Mesopotamia to the Holy Land,” (Teach-in), Saint Mary’s College of California, September 6 2006.

“Hamas and Al-Qa’ida: The Unlikely Marriage,” in “Al-Qa’ida and its Network: The Strengths of Five Relationships,” The National Counter Terrorism Center and Centra Technology, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2005.

“Palestinian Resistance and ‘Suicide Bombing’: Causes and Consequences,” in “Root Causes of Terrorism: Expert Meeting Conference,” Oslo, Norway, June 9-11, 2003.

“The Evolution of Hamas in Palestinian Society: Domestic, Regional and International Determinants,” in “Pathways Out of Terrorism and Insurgency: Comparative Analysis of Peace Processes Conference,” Rome, Italy, April 10-12, 2003.

“Islam and the West,” in “Islam and Human Rights,” The National Palace Hotel, Jerusalem, November 18, 1994. 

“Autonomy: Its Meaning, Its Evolution: The European, Israeli and Palestinian Viewpoints,” in “Relations between Europe and the Middle East,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, November 6-9, 1993.

“Blindness: Between Myth and Reality,” (panel participant) in “The Psychology of the Blind,” Voluntary Social Services Department, Jerusalem, September 26, 1993.

“Towards a Democratic Society,” in “The First Palestinian Conference on Democracy,” Birzeit University, September 2-5, 1993.

“Ethics and Politics in American Dominance,” (panel chair) and “Peace and the Dilemmas of State Building,” (panel member) in “ Palestine, the Arab World and the Emerging International System: Values, Culture and Politics,” Association of Arab American University Graduates (AAUG), Birzeit University, July 5-9, 1993.

 

“Arab Effectiveness in the United States and the Question of Palestine,” (paper presented) in “Discourse and Palestine,” University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 1992.

 

“The Gulf Crisis: The Arab Angle,” (panel chair) in “American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,” Washington, D.C., August/September, 1991.

“The Politics of Regional Cooperation Among Developing Countries,” (panel discussant) in “International Political Science Association Fifteenth World Congress,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 21-25, 1991.

“Arab Political and Economic Integration: The Case of the Gulf Cooperation Council”, (paper presented) in “American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,” San Francisco, California, August/September, 1990.

“The United States and Palestinian Self- Determination Before the Creation of Israel,” (paper presented) in “Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations,” College Park, Maryland, August 1990.

“American Foreign Policy and Palestinian Self-Determination Prior to 1948,” (panel discussant), and “States, Institutions and National Identity,” (panel discussant) in “New York State Political Science Association Annual Conference,” Albany, New York, April, 1990.

Israel's Nuclear Option,” (paper presented) in “Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting,” Toronto, Canada, November, 1989.

“Nuclear Armament in the Middle East,” (paper presented) in “Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November, 1989.

“Palestinian State Formation,” (paper presented) in “Association of Arab-American University Graduates Annual Convention,” Washington, D.C., November, 1989.

“Leadership Seminar,” University of California, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1986.

 

SEMINARS/ LECTURES/ SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS (Selected)

“Removing the Barriers”, (presentation/guest speaker),Disabilities Awareness, Grand Forks, North Dakota, October, 1992.

“Stability and Security in the Middle East after the Gulf War,” (organizer and moderator) in “Prospects in the Middle East after the Madrid Peace Conference,” international telephone hook-up lecture-series with professors of political science at the University of Baghdad; Kuwait University; Northwestern University, Chicago; Press and Information Counselor, Israeli Consulate, Chicago; the University of North Dakota; the Director of the Jewish Committee on the Middle East, Washington D.C., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November, 1991.

“We Are Disabled But We Are Not Handicapped: Do you Believe It?” (panel organizer/moderator), University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1991.

“Peace and Justice in the Middle East,” (keynote speaker),Unitarian Universalists National Convention, Hollywood, Florida, June 21, 1991.

“United Nations Peacekeeping in the New World Order: The Case of the Middle East,” (panelist), United Nations Association, Miami, Florida, June 9, 1991.

“The Civil Rights of the ‘Enemy’ in Time of War,” (panelist),ACLU Forum, Miami, Florida, April 28, 1991.

“Search for Peace in the Middle East,” (panelist), Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 15-17, 1991.

“Background on the War in the Gulf,” (lecture and discussion), Students for Social Justice, University of Miami, Florida, February 20, 1991.

“The Gulf Crisis,” (lecture and discussion), First United Methodist Church, Coral Gables, Florida, February 11, 1991.

“Nuclear Threat/Nuclear Proliferation: The Future of Israel, Palestine and the Middle East,” (panelist), The Environmental and Peace Education Center, Ft. Myers, Florida, February 9, 1991.

“The Middle East Crisis,” (panelist), Florida International University, North Miami Campus, January 17, 1991.

“The Gulf Crisis after Three Months,” Palestinian Student Association, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, November 2, 1990.

“The Gulf Crisis: Catalyst for a New International Order?” (organizer of telephone hook-up seminar) Florida International University. Participants: Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of Iraq; Political Science Professor from the University of Kuwait; FIU Faculty from the Political Science and International Relations Departments; and students and the community-at-large. Unique event in that it was the first dialogue held between a Kuwaiti and an Iraqi official in a public forum since the beginning of the Gulf crisis, Miami, Florida, October 4, 1990.

“The Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Secular Humanists of South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February, 1990.

“The Palestinian Intifada: Why Is It Happening?” Santa Barbara Committee for Palestinian Justice, Santa Barbara, California, March, 1989.

Israel, the U.S. and the Palestinian Uprising,” Unitarian Church, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1988.

“Palestinian Universities Under Occupation: Third World Perspectives,” Students for Socialist Action, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1988.

“American Foreign Policy and the Right of Other Peoples to Self-Determination,” Political Theory, Political Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1988.

“Analysis of the Causes of the Palestinian Uprising,” Residence Halls Activities Board, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, April, 1988.

 

“The Politics of Blindness and Palestinianism,” Voice of the Stranger, Religious Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, February, 1988.

“Analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict,” Middle East History Graduate Seminar, History Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, November, 1987.

 

“History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Residence Halls Activities Board, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, February, 1986.

 

“Roots of the Palestinian Problem,” Political Forum, International Students Club, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, November, 1985.

 

“Blindness: What It Is and What It Is Not,” Residence Halls Activities Program, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, March, 1985.

 

“Jordanian-Palestinian Relations: Bonded by History and Cause,” Palestinian Friendship Committee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 1985.

 

“Islam: Social and Religious Context,” Public School District, Bloomington, Illinois, January, 1984.

 

MEDIA POLITICAL ANALYST AND COMMENTATOR (Selected)

A frequent guest-speaker on a variety of radio, satellite, national and local Arabic and English TV Channels, and newspapers, such as CNN, MacNeil-Lehrer Report, BBC World Service, ANN, Aljazeera, Fox News, New York Times, Washington Post,Chicago Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and The Economist.    

Selected as an interlocutor to conduct extensive interviews with all seven Palestinian presidential candidates, including President Mahmoud Abbas, each for an hour and a half, on Palestine TV, January 2005.

“Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century,” PBS TV January 8, 2007.

“The Kidnapping of Journalists in Gaza,”KGO TV August 21, 2006.

“Can the Calm be Preserved?” Kuwait State Radio, July 26, 2005.

“Palestinian-Israeli Relations,” Nile Satellite TV, June 25, 2005.

Sharon's Continued Targeting of Palestinians,” Al-Quds Radio in Gaza, June 11, 2005.

“Continued Israeli Attacks,” Palestine TV, June 7, 2005.

“Hamas,” Dutch TV, May 9, 2005.

“Primary Elections in Fateh,” Voice of Palestine Radio, May 3, 2005.

“Ardugan’s Visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” Tehran Radio, May 1, 2005.

“Putin’s Visit to Palestine,” BBC World Service, April 27, 2005.

“Establishment of a Palestinian State in Gaza,” Egyptian TV, April 24, 2005.

“Changes in the Palestinian Security Apparatuses,” CNN TV, April 24, 2005.

Sharon’s Disengagement Plan From Gaza,” CNN TV, April 20, 2005.

“Non-violent Palestinian Resistance,” Union of Palestinian Radio Channels, April 18, 2005.

“Possibility of Postponing Palestinian Legislative Elections,” Al-Alam Satellite TV, April 16, 2005.

Sharon’s Visit to the United States,”CNN TV, April 12, 2005.

“Domestic Palestinian Security Arrangements,” Iran Radio and TV, April 4, 2005.

“Problems Between Hamas and Fateh,” Islam International Radio in South Africa, March 15, 2005.

“The Upcoming Arab Summit in Algeria,”Algerian TV, March 14, 2005.

“Palestinian National Dialogue in Cairo,”Ajyal Radio in Ramallah, March 14, 2005.

“The Sharm Al-Sheikh Meeting,” Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2005.

“What's After the Sharm Al-Sheikh Meeting,” Bloomberg News Agency, February 7, 2005.

“Latest Developments in Palestine,” Italian TV, February 2, 2005.

“Contemporary Palestinian Affairs,” Al-Jazeera TV, January 16, 2005.

Sharon’s killing of Palestinians during the Swearing-in Ceremony of Mahmoud Abbas,” Channel Two of Voice of Palestine Radio, January 15, 2005.

“Palestinian Elections,”WYPR Radio in Maryland, January 11, 2005.

“Analysis of Palestinian Elections Results,” Al-Jazeera TV, January 11, 2005.

“Palestinian Elections,”Swedish TV, January 9, 2005.

“Palestinian Elections,”ANN TV, January 7, 2005.

“Palestinian Elections and Israeli Complications,” South African Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2005.

“Israeli Settlements,” Voice of Palestine Radio, January 4, 2005.

“The Likud Vote to Invite New Parties to the Government,” Al-Jazeera TV, December 10, 2004.

Palestine After Arafat,” WYPR Radio in Maryland, November 8, 2004.

“The Egyptian Role in Gaza,” Qatar Radio, July 5, 2004.

“The Right of Palestinian Refugees to Return,” Watan TV, April 21, 2004.

“Fateh Revolutionary Council Meeting,” Izis Radio in Bethlehem, March 6, 2004.

“The Palestinian Authority Needs to Pay More Attention to Its People,” (interview in Arabic) Filistin Al Muslima (Muslim Palestine), December, 2003.

“This Year's Christmas Celebration in Bethlehem,”BBC World Service, December 24, 2003.

“The Geneva Accords,” The Swiss TV, November 29, 2003.

“Mahmoud Abbas Reports to the Palestinian Legislative Council,” BBC World Service Radio, September 4, 2003.

“Analysis of the Roadmap,”BBC World Service, June 29, 2003.

“The Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day,” Al-Majd TV, March 29, 2003.

“Developments After the War on Iraq,”Amwaj Radio, March 26, 2003.

“The War on Iraq,” Bethlehem TV, March 19, 2003.

“Israeli-Ugandan Relations,” Al-Sudan TV, January 18, 2003.

“Closure of Universities,” BBC World Service, January 6, 2003.

“Palestinian-Israeli Relations,” Australian TV, December 30, 2002.

“The Invasion of Bethlehem,” Fox News TV, November 22, 2002.

“Formation of the New Israeli Government,” Birzeit University Radio, November 6, 2002.

“The Bombing in Umm Al-Fahem,” NBN TV, September 18, 2002.

“US War on Iraq,” (guest speaker), Islam Online, September 8, 2002.

“The Role of Hamas in Palestinian Politics,” ART TV, July 9, 2002.

“The Popularity of Yasir Arafat,” Canadian National TV, July 7, 2002.

“The Resignation of Jibril Al-Rujub,” Radio Bethlehem 2000, July 7, 2002.

“Analysis of Bush’s Plan,” Australian National Radio, June 25, 2002.

“The Latest Incursion and Ministerial Changes,” German Radio, June 10, 2002.

“The Arrest of Marwan Barghouthi,” Al-Jazeera TV, June 4, 2002.

 

“The Siege of Arafat,” Al-Jazeera TV, May 14, 2002.

 

Bethlehem on the Eve of Easter After the Siege of the Nativity Church,” Fox News Channel TV, May 5, 2002.

 

“Palestinian Institutions of Higher Education Under Siege,” Al-Jazeera TV, April 28, 2002.

 

“Speech as the Representative of the Palestinian Destroyed Towns,” Palestinian Presidential Headquarters, broadcast on Palestine TV, March 3, 2002.

“The Palestinian Federation of the Blind: Why and Where Is It Going?” Israeli Radio, Arabic service, January 16, 1994.

 

“The PLO-Israeli Mutual Recognition Agreement,” Blue Danube Radio Station, Vienna, Austria, September 13, 1993.

 

“Prospects of Peace in the Middle East,” WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 17, 1991.

 

 “James Baker’s Diplomatic Mission to the Middle East of March 1991,” (panel discussion with Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Tel Aviv; Shlomo Gazit, former Chief, Israeli Military Intelligence and Ziad Abu Amr, Professor of Political Science at Birzeit University), MacNeil-Lehrer Report: PBS Television, March 13, 1991.

 

“Commentary on Arab-American Situation,” WPLG Channel 10 TV (ABC affiliate), Miami, Florida, February 6, 1991.

 

“The Gulf War,” WLRN Radio, Miami, Florida, February 4, 1991.

 

“Background and Implications of the Gulf Crisis,” WPLG Channel 10 TV (ABC affiliate), Miami, Florida, January 17, 1991.

 

“Arab-Americans and FBI Surveillance,” WCIX Channel 6 TV (CBS affiliate), Miami, Florida, January 15, 1991.

 

“Analysis of the Implications of UN Security Council Resolution 678 Authorizing the Use of Force Against Iraq,” WIOD Radio, Miami, Florida, November 29, 1990.

 

“U.S. Dependency on Foreign Oil,” Focus on South Florida panel discussion, WBFS-TV, Miami, Florida, November 25, 1990.

 

“Arabs in America in Light of the Gulf Crisis,” (panel discussion), WALE Radio, Providence, Rhode Island, November 17, 1990.

 

“Mandela's Visit to Miami,” WLVY Radio (Haitian), Miami, Florida, May 19, 1990.

 

“Days of Rage: A Panel Discussion of the PBS Broadcast,” WNWS Radio, Miami, Florida, September 7, 1989.

 

“Does Israel Have the Bomb?” Interview on Arabic Hour, WCLU-TV, Chicago, Illinois, April 6, 1989.

 

“Interview of Edward Said,” KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, California, January 1989.

 

“The Palestinian Uprising: Impact and Implications,” KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, California, October 1988.

 

“Palestinian Life under Occupation,” KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, California, November 1987; re-broadcast August 1988 and December 1988.

 

“The Palestinian Teachers' Strike: Causes and Effects,” Israeli TV Arabic Language Broadcast, Jerusalem, August 1981.

 

For a more comprehensive list, refer to detailed CV.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS. FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (Selected)

 

- Institute of Current World Affairs, The Crane-Rogers Foundation, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1994-June 1996.

 

-Fulbright Research Fellow Grant, July 1993-April 1994.

 

-Faculty Instructional Development Committee Grant for Research Project on “Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Jordan's Economic Infrastructure,” University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November, 1991.

 

-Faculty Research Grant, Office of Research and Program Development for Research Project on “Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Jordan's Economic Infrastructure,” University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November, 1991.

 

-Project Grant, Instructional Development Office, for phone hook-up lecture series on the Middle East, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November, 1991.

 

-Humanities/Social Sciences Research Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1987.

 

-Regents’ Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, June, 1986.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS (Selected)

 

-Robert G. Wesson Prize for the best graduate paper in comparative government and/or international relations, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, May, 1987.

 

-Distinguished Scholar, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, May, 1985.

 

-Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (Political Science), Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, Spring, 1984.

 

 

UNIVERSITY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (Selected)

 

-Member, Political Science Graduate Students Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1985-88.

 

-President, International Students Club, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985-86, (organizer and moderator), “Political Forum,” a weekly series of lectures on topics such as Protectionism, Chicano poetry, International law and terrorism, Roots of the Palestinian problem, Palestinian education on the West Bank, Libya between the superpowers, SDI (Strategic Disengagement and Independence: Star Wars), the Green Party in Germany, EEC-Comecon relations: prospects and history, Non-violence as an option for solving the Middle East conflict, Downfall of the Marcos regime.

 

-Active member, Global Review, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1983-85, weekly lecture series. Topics included World hunger, Apartheid racism, the United States and Nicaragua, Cuba from Batista to Castro, Political transformation in El Salvador.

-Member, Middle East Students Association, Normal, Illinois State University, 1983-85.

 

AFFILIATIONS (Selected)

-Vice President, Arab American University Graduates, AAUG, 1992.

-Board Member, AAUG, 1992-1993.

-American Society of International Law.

- Middle East Studies Association.

- Academy of Political Science.

-American Political Science Association.

-Founding Member, Arab Human Rights Organization-USA, November, 1989 and Legal Coordinator, March, 1990.  

-Co-founder and Secretary, American Arab Business and Professional Coalition, (AABPC), March 1990-June 1993.

-Co-founder and Research Program Committee Chair, Alternatives: Arab Council for Change, October 1990.

-Alumni Association, University of California, Santa Barbara. 

 

 

REFERENCES

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