This volume expresses a range of perspectives through twenty-eight papers organized into seven thematic sections: American's Orient, Gendered Encounters, the Middle East in America, US Power and US Policies, Messianic Encounters, Encounters in Writing and Landscape, and Faces of American Studies. This book results from the proceedings of the First International Conference Sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.
These thirty-four papers, explore the many ways that notions of liberty and justice have informed current and past encounters between American and the Middle East and North Africa. The contributions include various perspectives, including literature, film, foreign policy, education, religion, and human rights. This book is the result of the proceedings of the Second International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.