SPME’s Case Western Reserve University Conference Proceedings to Be Edited by Philip Carl Salzman, Donna Robinson Divine, Efraim Karsh and Published in Israel Affairs and Routledge Press in Spring 2007

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Post Colonial Theory and the Arab Israeli Conflict will be the title of the proceedings of the SPME/Case Western Reserve University Conference on Postcolonial Theory and the Middle East held at the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies.The will published by both Israel Affairs and Routledge Press in Spring 2007, announced conference chair, Philip Carl Salzman, Professor of Anthropology, McGill University. Efraim Karsh, Chair of Mediterranean Studies at Kings College, University of London with edit the volumes.

SPME wishes to publicly extend its gratitude not only to Professors Salzman and Karsh, but to Rabbi Professor Peter J.Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Chair of Jewish Studies, Chair of the Department of Religion and Director of the Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies who hosted the conference and secured important funds from CWRU and the Cleveland UJC to make this project possible for SPME. SPME also wishes to thank The Divine Family Foundation and an anonymous donor for making this conference and these volumes possible.

The following authors are slated to contribute to this volume:
Jonathan Adelman, University of Denver;
Andrew Bostom, Brown University;
Phyllis Chesler; City University of New York;
David Cook, Rice University;
Peter Haas, Case Western Reserve University;
William Irons, Northwestern University;
Efraim Karsh, King College, University of London;
Irfan Khawaja, John Jay College, CUNY;
Richard Landes, Boston University;
Herbert Lewis, University of Wisconsin;
Irwin Mansdorf Jerusalem Project for Democracy in the Middle East;
Ed Morgan, University of Toronto School of Law;
Ronald Niezen, McGill University;
Donna Robinson Divine, Smith College;
Philip Carl Salzman, McGill University;
Gideon Shimoni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;
Gerald Steinberg, Bar-Ilan University;
Ilan Troen, Ben Gurion and Brandeis University;
Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University;

Edward S. Beck, Walden University and Alvernia College, Judith S. Jacobson, Columbia University, Ruth Contreras, University of Vienna and Nidra Poller led the discussions and reactions.

SPME’s Case Western Reserve University Conference Proceedings to Be Edited by Philip Carl Salzman, Donna Robinson Divine, Efraim Karsh and Published in Israel Affairs and Routledge Press in Spring 2007

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