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“Un ‘think tank’ au service du Likoud,” Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2003 (French, English, German, and Spanish editions)

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Un ‘think tank’ au service du Likoud,” Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2003 (French, English, German, and Spanish editions)

“Pro-Israel Hawks and the Second Gulf War,” Middle East Report Online, Apr. 6, 2003; reprinted in Kenneth Brown (ed.), L’Irak de la crise au chaos, (Paris: Ibis Press, 2004), 126-30

“Israeli Election Campaign Avoids the Issues,” Middle East Report Online, Jan. 14, 2003
“Neo-Conservatives in the U.S. Threaten Academic Freedom,” ISIM Newsletter (Jan. 2003)
“Who’s Watching the Watchers?” History News Network, Sept. 30, 2002.
“Letter from the President,” MESA Newsletter 24 (No. 2, May 2002).
“Another Bloody Passover,” AlterNet, Mar. 27, 2002
“An Obligation to Question Prevailing Wisdom,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 30, 2001 (syndicated).

“The Reasons for Hate,” Stanford Daily, Oct. 2, 2001; Jordan Times, Oct. 23, 2001

“Late Capitalist Crisis, Middle East Oil, and Political Islam,” Between the Lines 1 (no. 6, April 2001): 25-32
“Camp David II,” Middle East Report Online, July 26, 2000; reprinted in Peacework, September 2000
“Israel’s Cabinet Crisis and the Political Economy of Peace,” Middle East Report Online, June 19, 2000
“The Oslo Process‑Back on Track?” Middle East Report Online, Oct.7, 1999; Arabic version in al-Safir (Beirut), Oct. 13, 1999
“Assessing Israel’s New Government,” Middle East Report Online, July 10, 1999
“Interpreting Israel's 1999 Election Campaign,”Middle East Report Online, Apr. 16, 1999
“The Demise of the Oslo Process,” Middle East Report Online, Mar. 11, 1999
“Don't Ignore World Opinion,” Stanford Daily, Mar. 11, 1998
"Albright's Approach Is Misguided," Stanford Daily, September 24, 1997
"What Happened to the 'Peace Process'?" Peaceworks (October 1996):1-3
"Liberated Ramallah," MERIP Newsletter (Spring 1996):3-4
"Israel, Post-Occupation," Mediterraneans no. 6 (Summer/Fall 1994):226-30
"Will There Be Peace After the Handshake?" Found Object no. 3 (Spring 1994):75-80
"Palestinian State Offers Best Chance for Lasting Peace," San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 19, 1993
“The Clinton Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process,” (Palestinian Centre for Peace & Democracy: Published Lecture Series No. 1, Feb. 1993):1-18
“Peace, Peace, and There is No Peace,” City Lights Review no. 5 (1992):222-27
"U.S.-Israeli Conflict: Is it Real?" Palestine Focus no. 49/50 (Summer 1992):5-6
"The Arab States Face the Peace Conference," Peaceworks (November 1991):8-10
"Expertise and the Media in the Gulf War," Radical Historians Newsletter no. 63-64 (May 1991):1, 9
"Origins of the Gulf War," (unedited text of a lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 1990) Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, no. 3 (February 1991)
"For What Reason is the United States in the Persian Gulf?" Stanford Daily, October 8, 1990
"Who Controls Oil Prices: “Reason for War?" Peaceworks (September 1990)
"America in the Gulf: Sheiks Rattle and Roll," LA Weekly (Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 1990)
"Making Sense of the Middle East," Stanford Magazine, Part I (Spring 1986):26-31; Part II (Summer 1986):20-27
"Camp David’s Leftist Opponents Win Court Victory," Guardian, June 11, 1986 (Ben Rose)
"Achille Lauro Spotlights Mubarak’s Many Woes," Guardian, Feb. 5, 1986
“Israeli Strategy in the ‘Peace Process,’” Mideast Monitor, December 1985
"Marching Toward Civil War," MERIP Reports, no. 137 (October‑December 1985):3-6
"The Cold Peace," MERIP Reports, no. 129 (January 1985):3-9
"Criticism and Defeat: Introduction to George Hawi," MERIP Reports, no. 118 (October 1983):16-18
"Sadat Foes Denounce Camp David," Guardian, Apr. 1, 1981 (Ben Rose)
"Sadat to Muzzle Press?" Mar. 19, 1981 (Ben Rose)
"Sadat's Facade is Crumbling," In These Times, February 4-10, 1981 (Ben Rose)
"Sadat's Economic Plan under Fire," Guardian, Jan. 7, 1981 (Ben Rose)
"Challenge from Israel's Military," MERIP Reports, no. 92 (Nov.‑Dec. 1980):6-9
“Sadat Throttles His Critics as Economy Worsens,” Guardian, Oct. 29, 1980 (Ben Rose)
“Sadat Consolidates Power,” Guardian, May 28, 1980 (James Buxton)
“Internal Opposition Shakes Sadat's Regime,” Guardian, April 16, 1980 (J.B.)
“New Cold War No Antidote for Spiritual Crisis,” The Michigan Daily, Jan. 31, 1980
“Egypt's Islamic Movement Grows,” Guardian, Jan. 16, 1980 (J.B.)
“Sadat's Open Door: A Blind Alley,” Guardian, Jan. 9, 1980 (J.B. & Z.L.)
“Menachem Begin's Inflexibility,” Michigan Daily, Oct. 24, 1978
“Likud's New Economic Policy,” MERIP Reports, no. 65 (March 1978):15-19
Book Reviews in:
American Historical Review, Arab Studies Quarterly, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, The European Legacy: Journal of the History of European Ideas, H-Levant, Holy Land Studies, International Journal of Comparative Religion, International Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Jacobin, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Islamic Studies, Journal of Palestine Studies, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Labour/Travail, Labor: Studies in Working Class History, Middle East Journal, MESA Bulletin, Middle East Report, The Nation, Radical History Review, Review of Middle East Studies, San Francisco Chronicle, Shofar, al-Waqa‘i’ al-tarikhiyya
From 1988 to 1995, thirty-one installments of a review essay column, “Editor's Bookshelf,” appeared in Middle East Report.
Instructor, Middle East Political Economy Institute, George Mason University, June 9-13, 2017

Steering Committing, Political Economy Project, 2016 -

Middle East Studies Association, Committee for Academic Freedom, 2016 -

Chair, Roger Owen Book Award Committee, Middle East Studies Association, 2013

Fellowship Committee, Palestinian American Research Center, 2009

Fellowship Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 1992; chair, 2006

International Advisory Council, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, 2006-

President, Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), 2001-02

Board of Directors, MESA, 1993-96, 2000-03

Selection Committee, Center for Arabic Study Abroad, 2004-05

Board of Directors, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), 1987-88, 1991-97

Chair, MESA Nominations Committee, 1992

Nominations Committee, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, 1990-92

MESA Program Committee, 1984 Annual Meeting

Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures, Editor, 2004-

Middle East Report, Editorial Committee, 1981‑97, 2003-06 (Chair 1987; Reviews Editor, 1988-95); Contributing Editor, 1999-2003, 2007-

International Labor and Working Class History, Consulting Editor 2010-11, 2017--, Editorial Committee, 2012-16

Jama‘a: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Middle East, Editorial Board, 2008-

Cairo Papers in Social Science, Editorial Board, 2006-

H-Mideast-Politics, Advisory Board, 2005-14

Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Advisory Board, 1990-2001
Referee for: Citizenship Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of North African Studies, Middle East Journal, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, AUC Press, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, Stanford University Press, State University of New York Press, University of California Press, University of Texas Press, John T. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, Australian Research Council, and others
“New Directions in Middle East Political Economy,” Stanford University, Feb. 19-21, 2016
“The Middle East, North Africa, and the World, 1907-2008,” Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, Feb. 27, 2015
Middle East and Central Asia Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, 2012-14, 2015-16
“Humanitarian Intervention in the Middle East,” Stanford Humanities Center, Feb. 22, 2013
Co-Director, (with Frédéric Vairel), Workshop on “Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa: Shouldn’t we go a step further?” 10th Mediterranean Research Meeting, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Montecatini Terme, Italy, Mar. 25-28, 2009
Co-organizer (with ‘Amr al-Shobaki), “Islamists and Democrats,” American University in Cairo, Mar. 14-16, 2008
Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on Comparative Settler Colonialism, Stanford University, 2002-04
Co-organizer (with Ahmad Dallal), “Islam and Globalization, Islam and Localization,” Stanford University, Apr. 19, 2003
California Middle East Social and Cultural History Association, 1999-2004
Co-organizer (with Paul Lubeck), “Globalization, Political Islam, and Urban Social Movements,” University of California, Berkeley, Mar. 6‑8, 1998
“Approaches to Research on Palestine and the Palestinians,” New Directions in Palestine Studies, Brown University, Mar. 4-5, 2016.
“Limits and Possibilities of Democracy in Tunisia and Egypt,” John Harvard Seminar, Centre for Research on the Arts, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, Cambridge University, July 2-3, 2015.
“Arab Workers and the Popular Uprisings of 2011,” Historical Materialism Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Nov. 7-10, 2013.
“Civil Society, Social Movements, and the Arab Uprisings of 2011,” conference on Civic Participation and Citizenship: New Spaces of Civil Society Activism in the Arab World, The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University in Beirut, May 23-24, 2013.
“Young Arab Intellectuals, the Arab Offices, and the Partition of Palestine,” workshop on “Partitions: Towards Transnational History of Twentieth Century Territorial Separatism,” Stanford University, April 18-19, 2013
“Egyptian Workers in the Liberal Age and Beyond,” Princeton University, conference on “Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: New Directions in Middle East Intellectual History,” Oct. 4-6, 2012.
“What have workers gained from Egypt’s January 25 “revolution”? Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Annual Symposium, Mar. 22-23, 2012; Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden, conference on “Arab Uprisings: Contesting Narratives, Locating Power,” April 26-28, 2012.
“Workers and the Egyptian Revolution: The Prehistory,” Table Ronde sur l’Egypte, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, Jan. 12, 2012.
“Workers and Egypt’s January 25th Uprising/Revolution: Shifting the Discussion from ‘Autocracy/Democracy’ to Political Economy and Equity,” workshop on Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions: Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism, George Mason University, May 13-14, 2011.
“Workers and Egypt’s January 25th Uprising/Revolution” Historical Materialism Conference, New School University, New York, May 6-8, 2011.
“Politics and the Study of Egyptian Jews,” workshop on Muslims and Jews Together: Seeing from Without; Seeing from Within, University of California, Berkeley, April 28-30, 2010
“Egyptian Workers, 2004-08: A New Kind of Social Movement on the Margins of the Neo-Liberal Order?” 10th Mediterranean Research Meeting, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Montecatini Terme, Italy, Mar. 25-28, 2009
“Neo-Liberal Structural Adjustment, Political Participation and Political Mobilization in Egypt,” workshop on “Dynamics of Change in the Arab World: Globalization and the Re-structuring of State Power,” The International Affairs Institute, Rome and The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm; Rome, Feb. 23-24, 2007; Stockholm Sept. 12, 2008
“Rethinking Arab Resistance,” Cairo Papers in Social Science Thirtieth Anniversary Symposium on 30 Years of Political and Social Protest in Egypt, American University in Cairo, Apr. 21, 2007.
“Non-Traditional Historical Sources,” round-table discussion at conference on “Art and History,” Cairo University and the Higher Council for Culture, Cairo, Feb. 28, 2007 (in Arabic)
“Imperial Projects and the Politics of Knowledge: “Knowledge” and Magical Beliefs about the Contemporary Middle East,” Stanford Humanities Center Conference and Reunion on Knowledge and Belief, Oct. 14-15, 2005

“Egyptian Textile Workers: From Craft Artisans Facing European Competition to Proletarians Contending with the State,” conference on Comparative History of Textile Workers, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, Nov. 11-13, 2004

“Political Islam and the New Global Economy: The Political Economy of Islamist Social Movements in Egypt and Turkey,” conference on French and US Approaches to Understanding Islam, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Sept. 12-14, 2004

“The Rise, Decline, and Resurrection of Middle East Area Studies: Imperial Projects and the Production of Knowledge,” Conference on Creative Destruction: Area Knowledge and the New Geographies of Empire, City University of New York Graduate Center, Apr. 15-17, 2004

“Benny Morris, “The New Israeli History, and the Limits of the Zionist Peace Movement,” Fourth Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, European University Institute, Florence and Montecatini Terme, Mar. 19-23, 2003

“Is There a Crisis in Middle East Academic Publishing?” introduction to special session at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, Nov. 23-26, 2002

“The Rise and Decline of the Left Nationalist/Marxist Historical Paradigm in the Arab Middle East,” workshop on Twentieth Century Historians and Historiography of the Middle East, Boğaziçi University, May 23-26, 2002

“The New Neo-liberal Order, Urban Workers, and the Islamic Current in Egypt,” conference on Globalization, State Capacity, and Islamic Movements, Center for Global and Regional Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, Mar. 7-10, 2002

“The New History and the Israeli Peace Movement: Limits of Historical Method and Politics,” Workshop on the New History and Israeli Public Culture, University of California, Santa Barbara, Feb. 2, 2002

“Imposed Normalization and Cultural Transgression: Cultural Politics in Egypt and Israel since the 1979 Peace Treaty,” Conference on Islam, Judaism, and the Political Role of Religions in the Middle East, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, Nov. 27-29, 2000

“Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community in Egypt, 1939 to the Present,” conference on “The Formation of Prejudice and Stereotypes in the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University Berlin, Sept. 6-8, 2000

“Late Capitalist Crisis, Middle East Oil, and Political Islam,” California Middle East Social and Cultural History Association,” UC Berkeley, Apr. 22, 2000

“Egypt and Israel Since the 1979 Peace Treaty: Cultural Politics in a Regime of Imposed Normalization,” Workshop on Rethinking Muslims and Jews: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, National Resource Center on the Middle East, The Jewish Studies Initiative, and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Feb. 25, 2000

“Peasants, Workers, and the Pedagogical Project of Egyptian Nationalist Modernity,” International Workshop on Modernity in the Middle East: History and Discourse, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 2, 1999

“Subaltern Experiences and Discourses of Modernity in Egypt," Empires and Cultures Workshop, Stanford University, May 15, 1999

"The Egyptian Nation and National Economic Development: A View from the Textile Mill Floor," Conference on Nation and Cultural Perceptions of Identity, UCLA, Mar. 5-6, 1999

"Late Capitalism and the Reformation of the Working Class and the Peasantry in the Middle East," Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Chicago, December 3-6, 1998 and Conference on New Approaches to the Study of Ottoman and Arab Societies, Boğaziçi University, May 27-30, 1999

“The Islamic Current in the Egyptian Trade Union Movement,” Conference on Globalization, Political Islam, and Urban Social Movements, University of California, Berkeley, Mar. 6‑8, 1998

"The Jewish Business Elite in Twentieth Century Egypt: Pillars of the National Economy or Compradors?" Conference on Muslim Arab Civilization: The Non-Muslim Dimensions, Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, Amman, Jordan, Aug. 16-19, 1997 and International Conference on the Jews in Modern Egypt, International Association of Jews from Egypt and Columbia University Middle East Institute, Columbia University, Dec. 3-4, 1997

"Peace after the Handshake: A Neoliberal, Repressive Palestinian-Israeli Peace in the Shadow of Uncontested U.S. Regional Hegemony," Workshop on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution at Home and Abroad, University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies, Feb. 27-28, 1997

"Egyptian Jewish Identities: Communalisms, Nationalisms, Nostalgias," Workshop on Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab World, University of Colorado, Boulder, Sept. 21-24, 1994

"Egyptian Jewry between Two Homelands," Conference on Jewish Nationalism in the Lands of Islam, Weizmann Institute for Research on Zionism, Tel Aviv University and Herzl Institute for Studies of Zionism, Haifa University, July 1-2, 1993

"Arms Transfers, Prospects for Democratic Development, and the New Structure of U.S. Hegemony in the Gulf," Conference on Long Term Consequences of the War in the Persian Gulf, University of Colorado, Boulder, Oct. 8-11, 1992

"The Working Class in Modern Egyptian Zajal," Workshop on the Transmission of Culture in Arab and Islamic Societies, Tel Aviv University and Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dec. 1991

"Non-Citizen Palestinian Labor in the Israeli Economy," Conference on Global Economies, Local Ethnicities: Culture and the Crisis of the National, Stanford University, Nov. 7-9, 1991

"Exile and Political Activism: The Egyptian-Jewish Communist Emigrés in Paris," Annual Meeting, Middle East Studies Association, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1991

"Will the Real Egyptian Working Class Please Stand Up?" Workshop on Middle Eastern Labor and Working Class History: Concepts and Approaches, Harvard University, April 11-12, 1990

"Communists against the Working Class? The Communist Intelligentsia and Working Class Opposition in Nasserist Egypt," UC Conference on Comparative Labor History, University of California, Santa Cruz, April 22, 1989

"The Arabists of Hashomer Hatza‘ir (MAPAM): Power/Knowledge and Left Zionist Politics," Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Los Angeles, Nov. 1988

"Why Doesn't the United States Promote a Peaceful Resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?" Frank Church Conference on Public Policy, Boise State University, Boise IA, Sept. 1988

"Israeli Strategy in the ‘Peace Process’ in Historical Perspective," Annual Convention of the Association of Arab‑American University Graduates, Chicago, IL, Nov. 1985

"Israel: The Political Economy of a Garrison State and its Future," Annual Symposium, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, April 1985

"State Formation, 'Socialism' and the Working Class in Egypt and Algeria," Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 1984

"Islamic Responses to the Penetration of Capitalism in the Middle East," Annual Symposium, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, April 1983

"The Post‑War Communist Movement in Egypt: Notes Toward a Preliminary Assessment," Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Ann Arbor, MI, April 1983

"Nationalism, Marxism and the Shubra al‑Khayma Textile Workers," Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Seattle, WA, Nov. 1981


Oil and Empire, 1871-1929,” Northwestern University, Apr. 3, 2017

Workers and Thieves,” UCLA, Jan. 25, 2016; New York University, Mar. 3, 2016; Texas Christian University, Apr. 7, 2016; University of Mississippi, Apr. 11, 2016; UC Santa Barbara, Apr. 15, 2016; University of Oregon, Apr. 18, 2016; Portland State University, May 31, 2016; University of Chicago, Mar. 31, 2017; Evanston, IL Public Library, Apr. 3, 2017.

“Middle East Studies and the Liberal Arts,” Keynote Address, Northwest Five College Consortium, Lewis and Clark University, Feb. 20, 2015.

“Workers and Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia,” Institut de recherches sur le Maghreb contemporain, Tunis, Dec. 16, 2014
“Formation of the Modern Middle East,” Portland State University, Institute for Summer Educators, June 27, 2014.
“High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle Against the Israeli Occupation in the West Bank,” SOAS, London, Nov. 12, 2013; University of Massachusetts/Mt. Holyoke College, Oct. 9-10, 2014; London School of Economics, Nov. 4, 2014; Case Western Reserve University/Kent State University, Mar. 2-3, 2015.
“Workers and the Arab Uprisings of 2011,” University of Michigan, Rackham Centennial Lecture, Oct. 18, 2012; American University of Beirut, Mar. 18, 2013.
“Where does democracy come from? Popular Movements, Civil Society, and Parliaments in Egypt,” Stice Lectureship, University of Washington, Mar. 5-9, 2012.
“Whither the Egyptian Revolution?” UCLA, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, Feb. 13, 2012.
“The Popular Uprising and Parliamentary Elections in Egypt,” Cambridge Forum, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 23, 2012.
“Workers and the Arab Uprisings: Shifting the Discussion from Social Media and Autocracy/Democracy to Political Economy and Equity,” Kylan Jones-Huffman lecture, George Washington University, Jan. 19, 2012.
“Was there a Revolution in Egypt?” Mada al-Carmel Arab Center for Applied Social Research, Haifa, July 27, 2011
“On the Revolution in Egypt,” UCLA, Feb. 15, 2011, UC, Santa Cruz, Feb. 23, 2011
“Neoliberal Economic Restructuring and the Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt,” George Mason University, Oct. 25, 2010


“Social Movements, the New Internationalism, and the Struggle against Israel’s Separation Barrier in the West Bank,” Georgetown University, Oct. 22, 2010

“Workers’ Rights and the Neoliberal Order in Egypt,” Cornell University Law School, Mar. 16, 2010.
“Process without Peace: Why is there no Palestinian-Israeli Peace after Twenty Years of ‘Peace Process’”? Brown University, April 30, 2009.
“Egyptian Workers, 2004-08: A Social Movement on the Margin of the Global Neo-Liberal Economic Order,” New York University, Nov. 10, 2008.
“The New Global Economy and the Political Economy of Islamic Social Movements,” University of Oslo, Sept. 15, 2008
“United States Policy in the Middle East,” Egypt, Foreign Ministry, Diplomatic Studies Institute, May 27, 2008.
“The Working Class, Democracy, and the Transition to the Neo-Liberal Economic Order in Egypt,” Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Mar. 6, 2008; University of California, Berkeley, Oct. 2, 2008.
“Researching Subaltern Subjects in Modern Egypt,” Center for Middle East and North African Studies, University of Michigan, Apr. 7, 2006; Central European University, November 27, 2006.
“The New Global Economy and the Political Economy of Islamic Social Movements,” American University in Cairo, Oct. 19, 2004; Dutch Flemish Institute in Cairo, Dec. 2, 2004; Al-Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Jan. 16, 2005; “Center for Arab and Middle East Studies, American University in Beirut, May 17, 2006.
“Egyptian Textile Workers: From Craft Artisans Facing European Competition to Proletarians Contending with the State,” Yale University, Nov. 17, 2005.
“The United Nations, the United States, and Democracy in the Middle East,” keynote address to the Cairo International Model United Nations, American University in Cairo, March 8, 2005.
“The Rise, Decline, and Resurrection of Middle East Area Studies: Imperial Projects and the Production of Knowledge,” American University in Cairo, Dean’s Seminar, Feb. 18, 2005.
“The Cultural and Political Debate over U.S. Middle East Policy,” al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies,” Cairo, Dec. 27, 2003.
“The Bush Doctrine and the Failure of U.S. Policy in Iraq,” American University in Cairo, Dec. 16, 2003, Commonwealth Club (San Francisco), Feb. 11, 2004.
“Scholars, Neo-Conservative Pundits, and U.S. Middle East Policy,” Indiana University, Apr. 28, 2003
“On Orientalism,” University of Pennsylvania, Mar. 31, 2003
“The Rise and Decline of the Left Nationalist/Marxist Historical Paradigm in the Arab Middle East,” American University in Cairo, Dec. 18, 2002.
“Why the United States Supports Israel in the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” American University in Cairo, Dec. 18, 2002.
“Israeli-Palestinian Peace – What’s Iraq got to do with it?” Pomona College, Oct. 31, 2002.
“Why the Oslo ‘Peace Process’ Failed,” University of Arkansas, March 11, 2002; Duke University, Sept. 18, 2002.
“Israel and Palestine: The Search for Justice and Security,” University of California, Santa Cruz, Jan. 28, 2002.
“Behind the Headlines: Historical Scope of American Involvement in the Middle East and West Asia,” Oregon State University, Oct. 28, 2001.
“What Happened to the Peace Process?” San Diego State University, Glickman-Galinson Symposium on Modern Israel, May 6, 2001.
“Gamal Abdel Nasser,” 20th Century Lives Series, Stanford University, Department of History, April 2001
“Late Capitalist Crisis, Middle East Oil, and Political Islam,” Birzeit University, Mar. 28, 2001.
“Imposed Normalization and Cultural Transgression: Cultural Politics in Egypt and Israel since the 1979 Peace Treaty,” Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Mar. 27, 2001.
“Peasants Workers, and the Pedagogical Project of Egyptian Nationalist Modernity,” Tel Aviv University, Mar. 22, 2001, University of California, Berkeley, Oct. 11, 2001, American University of Cairo, Dec. 16, 2002.
“History and Cultural Studies: Egyptian Jews Between Two Homelands,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mar. 21, 2001.
“The New Intifada and the Oslo Process: What Went Wrong?” University of Oregon, Nov. 13, 2000.
“The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry,” Miller Committee Lecture, University of Illinois, Mar. 29, 2000.
“The Oslo Process and U.S. Policy in the Middle East,” Hebron University, Nov. 28, 1999.
“What Happened to the Oslo Process?” University of Oregon, May 8, 1999.
"The Dispersion of Egyptian Jewry," University of California, Santa Cruz, May 19, 1998.
"The Death of the Middle East Peace Process and the Threat of War with Iraq," University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 26, 1998.
"Late Capitalism and the Reformation of the Working Class and the Peasantry in the Middle East," Brown University, Jan. 30, 1998.
"The Politics of Culture in Egypt," University of Chicago, July 25, 1997.
"Is There an Arab-Israeli Peace Process?" Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, Oct. 16, 1995

"Political Islam: What is it? Where is it headed? How should we view it?" Hiram College, Oct. 30, 1995

"Marxism and Modernity in the Middle East," Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Apr. 22, 1994.
"The Clinton Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process," Foreign Ministry of Egypt, Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Cairo, May 25, 1993.
"Exile and Identity: The Formation of the Egyptian Jewish Diaspora," Cultural Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University, Mar. 28, 1993.
“The Clinton Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process,” Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy, Ramallah, Feb. 6, 1993.
“The Jews of Egypt, 1948-1957: Between Egyptianism and Zionism,” University of Denver, Apr. 13, 1992.
“Origins of the Gulf War,” University of Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 1990.

PUBLIC TALKS (some, multiple appearances)
Alliance for Arab-Israeli Peace (Palo Alto), American Friends Service Committee (Berkeley), Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Bay Area Global Education Project, Bay Area Socially Responsible Professionals (San Francisco), Beyond War (Palo Alto), Black Oak Books (Berkeley), CAFÉ Club (San Francisco), Cairo Democrats, Coalition of Women for Peace (Tel Aviv), Community United Church of Christ (San Carlos), Commonwealth Club (San Francisco), Congregation Shir Ami (Castro Valley), Concord-Lawrence Peace Pilgrimage 1989, Covenant Presbyterian Church (Palo Alto), The Fellowship Forum (Palo Alto), First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, First Unitarian Church of San Jose, California State University at Fresno, Global Education Marin, Global Options (San Francisco), Ha-Gada ha-Smalit (Tel Aviv), Havurah Shalom Synagogue (Portland), The Independent Institute (Oakland, CA), Institute for Labor Education (Berkeley), Intoto (Palo Alto), Jewish Socialist Group (London), Jewish Voice for Peace (San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Portland, Chicago), Kedem Congregation (Palo Alto), Ivri-Nasawi (Berkeley and Los Angeles), Kepplers's Bookstore (Menlo Park, CA), Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, La Pena Cultural Center (Berkeley), Left Forum (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv), Livermore Valley Peace Committee, Lowell High School (San Francisco), Marin Center for Peace and Justice, Mendocino Coast Jewish Community, Middle East Children's Alliance, Mill Valley Community Center, Middle East Peace Project (Sacramento), Mill Valley Committee to Understand the Crisis, Montclair Presbyterian Church, Monterey Bay World Affairs Council, Morning Forum of Los Altos, Mountain View High School, National Lawyers Guild (San Francisco), New College (San Francisco), New Jewish Agenda and Ecumenical Peace Council of Santa Clara County (Presbyterian Church of Sunnyvale), Palestine Aid Society (San Francisco), Palestine Solidarity Committee (San Francisco, several), Palo Alto High School, Peninsula Jewish Community Center (Belmont), Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Petaluma Peace Group, Pleasanton Presbyterian Church, Princeton Alumni Club (San Francisco), Printer's Inc. Bookstore (Palo Alto), Redwood City Unitarian Church, Rotary Club (Palo Alto, Redwood City, Woodside), San Francisco Bar Association Human Rights Committee, San Francisco Chronicle editorial staff, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Long Beach), San Jose Democratic Club, San Jose Unitarian Universalist Church, San Mateo Peace Action, Sons in Retirement (Palo Alto), St. Jude’s Episcopal Church (Cupertino, CA), Stanford Alumni Club (Denver, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco), Temple Emanu-El (San Francisco), U.S. Peace Council (Palo Alto), West Marin Alliance, West Side Jewish Community Center (Los Angeles), World Affairs Council of Northern California

PRESS, RADIO, AND TELEVISION INTERVIEWS (some, multiple appearances)
ABC radio (USA), ABC radio (Australia), Agence France Presse, Agora Gazeta (Warsaw), al-Akhbar (Cairo), al-‘Alam al-Yawm, al-Ahram, Al-Ahram Weekly, Al Hamishmar (Tel Aviv), al-Arabiya, al-Badil (Cairo) Al-Jazeera TV (Arabic and English), Associated Press, AUC Today, Australian Public Radio, BBC radio, BFM Radio (Kuala Lumpur), Cairo Times, CCTV (China), CFRO radio (Vancouver, Canada), Chronicle of Higher Education, CKLN radio (Toronto), Cleveland Plain Dealer, CNBC radio (Singapore), La Croix (Paris), Daily Californian, Daily Star (Cairo), Davar (Tel Aviv), Democracy Now!, Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin), Egypt Today (Cairo), France 24, Radio ARD (Germany), TV ARD, The Guardian (UK), In These Times, al-Ittihad (Haifa), al-Idha‘a wa’l-Televizyon (Cairo), (Cairo), KALW radio (San Francisco), KALX radio (Berkeley), KBOO radio (Portland), KCBS radio (CBS, San Francisco), KCSB (Santa Barbara), KDVS radio (Davis), KFAX radio (Fremont), KFJC radio (Los Altos Hills), KGIL radio, KGIO radio (Los Angeles), KGO TV and radio (San Francisco), KICU TV (San Jose), KNTV (San Jose), KNXT TV (Fresno), KKUP radio (Cupertino), KPFA radio (Berkeley), KPFK radio (Los Angeles), KPIX TV (CBS, San Francisco), KQED radio (San Francisco), KRON TV (San Francisco), KSFR (Santa Fe), KTVU TV (Oakland), KUSP radio (Santa Cruz), KVEN radio (Ventura County), La Tribune (Paris), Marin Independent Journal, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio Network, al-Misri al-Yawm (Cairo), The National (Dubai), National Public Radio, NBC TV Bay Area, New York Times, Nile TV (Cairo), Northern California Jewish Bulletin, Oakland Tribune, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Pacifica Radio Network, Palestine Focus, Peninsula Times-Tribune, Politis (Paris), Radio Australia, Radio China International, Radio France International, Radio Israel (Arabic service), Resonance FM (London), Reuters, Russia Today, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times, Saudi Gazette, Sawt al-Balad, (Nazareth), Singapore Radio, Skye TV News (UK), South African Radio Network, Sud-Deutsche Zeitung, Tiempo (Tel Aviv), Toledo Blade, Village Voice, al-Wafd, Wall Street Journal, Washington Observer, al-Watan (Cairo), WBAI radio (New York), WBEZ radio (Chicago), WBUR radio (Boston), WCBN radio (Ann Arbor), WILL radio (Urbana), WJR radio (Detroit), WNUR radio (Evanston), WORT radio (Madison), Wisconsin public radio network, WPFW (Washington, DC), WRKO radio (Boston), WTIX radio (New Orleans), WZBC (Boston), Zu Haderekh (Tel Aviv).

Courses Currently Taught at Stanford University

Making Palestine Visible (fall 2016)

Thinking About Jews (winter 2017)

The Formation of the Contemporary Middle East (undergraduate lecture)

The American Empire in the Middle East since the Cold War (freshman seminar)

Modern Egypt (undergraduate/graduate colloquium)

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (undergraduate/graduate colloquium)

Making Palestine Visible (undergraduate lecture)

Oil, the New Global Economy and the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings (undergraduate/graduate colloquium)

Economic and Social History of the Modern Middle East (graduate colloquium)

Research Seminar in the Modern Middle East (graduate seminar)

Ph.D. Theses Supervised at Stanford University

Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt, “The End of the Concessionary Regime: Oil and American Power in Iraq, 1958-1972” (2011)

Marwan Hanania, “From Colony to Capital: A Socio-Economic and Political History of Amman, 1878-1958” (2011)

Jennifer Derr, “The Geography of Authority: Environmental Infrastructure, Cash Crop Agriculture, and Property Relations in Southern Egypt, 1868-1931” (2009)

Brant Downes, “The Making of the Modern Ottoman Waterfront: Salonica and Beirut in the Late Nineteenth Century,” (2007)

Max Weiss, “Institutionalizing Sectarianism: Law, Religious Culture, and the Remaking of Shi‘i Lebanon, 1920-1947,” (2007) – Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Prize in Social Sciences, Middle East Studies Association, 2007.

Toby Jones, “The Dogma of Development: Technopolitics and the Making of Modern Saudi Arabia, 1950-80,” (2007).

Shira Robinson, “Occupied Citizens in a Liberal State: Palestinians under Military Rule and the Colonial Formation of Israeli Society, 1948-1966,” (2006) – Ben Halpern Biennial Dissertation Award, 2004-2005, Association for Israel Studies.

Michelle Campos, “Between ‘‘beloved Ottomania’’ and ‘‘the land of Israel’’ in the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine, 1903–1914,” (2005).

Nancy Reynolds, “Commodity Communities: Interweavings of Market Cultures, Consumption Practices, and Social Power in Egypt, 1907-1961,” (2003)

Robert Blecher, “The Medicalization of Sovereignty: Medicine, Public Health and Political Authority in Syria, 1861-1936,” (2002).
Ph.D. Theses Supervised at Other Universities

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, “Practices of Colonization and Interactions on the Frontier: The Kibbutzim of Hashomer Hatzair and the Neighboring Arab Villages on the Edge of the Jezreel Valley (Marj Ibn ‘Amr), 1936-1956” (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv University (2014)

Marie Duboc, “Contester sans organisations: Stratégies de mobilisation, question social et espace de visibilité dans les grèves de l’industrie textile égyptienne, 2004-2010,” École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2012)
MA Theses Supervised at The American University in Cairo

Catherine Baylin, “Quakers in Palestine, 1868-1945” (2010)

Kristen Alff, “The Kurds and Nationalism: The Curtailment of Minority Rights in British Mandate Iraq, 1921-1932” (2008)

Sahra Gemeinder, “Arab Economic Penetration, the Media and Egyptian Society and Culture” (2008)

Marisa Jones, “Holocaust Education in Egyptian Schools” (2008)

Francesca Ricciardone, “Gendering Worker Contestation in Egypt” (2008)

Shuang Wen, “From Brothers to Partners: The Evolution of China’s Foreign Policy towards the Middle East, 1949-2007” (2008)
Participation in Interdepartmental Programs at Stanford University

Islamic Studies Faculty Advisory Committee, 2003-06, 2008-12

Jewish Studies, Faculty Advisory Committee, 1988-06, 2008-

Modern Thought and Literature, Committee in Charge, 1993-99, 2000-01

Feminist Studies Program Committee, 1995-98
Selected Other Stanford University Service

Coordinator, Geballe Research Workshop on Ethnic Minorities, Religious Communities, Rights, and Democracy in the Modern Middle East and Central Asia, 2011-14, 2015-17

Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Council, 2013-14

Chair, Dept. of History Middle East Search Committee, 2008-09, 2010-11

Coordinator, Worlds of Islam, Freshman Humanities sequence, 2005-07

Director of Graduate Study, Dept. of History, 2002-04, 2005-06

Chair, Dept. of History Graduate Admissions Committee, 2000-02, 2012-15

Chair, Dept. of History Modern Islamic History Search Committee, 1998-99

Organizer, Dept. of History, Curriculum in Empires and Cultures Pedagogical Workshop, Sept. 14-18, 1998

Coordinator, Workshop on Empires and Cultures, 1995-97, 1999-2001, 2002-03; co-organizer, annual symposia of May 31, 1996, June 7, 1997, May 20, 2000

Dept. of History, Graduate Admissions Committee, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2010-12

Resident Fellow, Potter House, 1995-99

Dept. of History, Undergraduate Study Committee, 1990-91


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