Director, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel of Emory University

Dr. Kenneth W. Stein

“American Foreign Policy in the Middle East, 2009 and Beyond”

Friday, May 1, 2009
1 p.m.

Dorsey Chapel • Dorsey Hall • Columbia College Campus
Dr. Kenneth W. Stein

About Dr. Kenneth W. Stein

About Dr. Kenneth W. Stein Dr. Stein is the William E. Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History and Israeli Studies at Emory University. He also directs Emory’s Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and is President of the Center for Israel Education. As the Middle East Fellow of the Carter Center from 1983-2006, he was instrumental in Carter’s post-presidential engagement in the Middle East.

Stein is the author of The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939 and Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace. He has written numerous articles on Arab politics, the history of modern Israel, Palestinian social history and on educating pre-collegiate students about Israel and the Middle East. He is considered one of Emory’s finest teachers.

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Previous lectures in Religious Studies

2008 Susan Jacoby, author of The New York Times best seller, The Age of American Unreason
2007 Dr. Stephen J. Patterson, professor of New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis
2006 Martin Marty, pastor, author and Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School
2005 Ellen O’Grady, artist and social activist
2004 Rev. John Yonker of First Christian Church and Rabbi Yossi Feintuch of Congregation Beth Shalom of Columbia, Mo.
2003 Dr. Shakir Hoomodi, spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Central Missouri
2002 Dr. Linda Lindsey, professor of sociology and coordinator of women’s studies, Maryville University of St. Louis.

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