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 twenty-nine papers, to quote the introduction by then-CASAR Director Robert Myers, “trace the complex interconnections between the collapsing categories of East and West at a pivotal moment in contemporary history." This book is the result of the proceedings of the Third International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.
Kamal Salibi is primarily renowned for his monumental contributions to the history of Lebanon. Yet his scholarly legacy extends well beyond Lebanon to topics that span the Middle East from biblical to contemporary times. This collection of twenty-three papers, written in Dr. Salibi's honor and memory, similarly covers a range of subjects that touch upon his interests. They include aspects of ancient, medieval, and modern Arabic/Islamic and Middle Eastern history, literature, and art, and are arranged in four sections: (a) Kamal Salibi as Teacher and Historian; (b) Lebanese, Ottoman, and Arab History; (c) Islamic Studies; and (d) Syriac Studies.
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.
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 4th international conference of The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut. Its twenty-two articles explore various forms of transnational communication and politics as articulated through performance art, hip-hop, music videos, poetry, and literature. They address the mutually dependent relationship between the US and the Arab world, and how American activity in the region is viewed from the perspective of the Arab world.