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Saliba Sarsar

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  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
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Dr. Saliba Sarsar, born and raised in Jerusalem, is Professor of Political Science and Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at Monmouth University.
Sarsar received his elementary and secondary education at Collège de Frères and St. Joseph’s College in the Old City. Following the completion of a B.A. in political science and history interdisciplinary, with summa cum laude, from Monmouth in 1978, he earned a doctoral degree from Rutgers University in political science, with specialization in Middle East affairs.
Sarsar is the author of several articles and commentaries on the Middle East; editor of Palestine and the Quest for Peace (American Task Force on Palestine, 2009); and co-editor (with Hussein Ibish) of Principles and Pragmatism: Key Documents from the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP, 2006) and (with Drew Christiansen) of Patriarch Michel Sabbah—Faithful Witness: On Reconciliation and Peace in the Holy Land (New City Press, 2009). Sarsar is also the author of two books of poetry, titled Crosswinds (Mellen Poetry Press, 1999) and Seven Gates of Jerusalem, a bilingual English/Arabic edition (Kul-Shee, 2010).
Sarsar is active in Arab-Jewish dialogue and peace building, for which he received the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice in 2001. Among his awards are the Global Visionary Award from Monmouth University in 2007, the Stafford Presidential Award of Excellence from Monmouth University in 2006, and the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice in 2001. In April 2003, Sarsar was featured in The New York Times, “His Mission: Finding Why People Fight—A Witness to Mideast Conflict Turns to Dialogue and Peace.”
In addition to the American Task Force on Palestine, Sarsar is a board member of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Water Resources Action Project, Inc., and Jacob Landau Institute.


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