Lecture by Professor Nasser Aruri at the Kenyon Institute – Wed, 1st Dec, 6pm
Dr. Naseer Aruri is Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trans-Arab Research Institute (Boston),.), and a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Institute for Criminal Investigations (The Hague). He is a member of the Independent Palestinian Commission for the Protection of Citizens Rights (Ramallah) since its inception in January l994, a Founding Member of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, Cairo and Geneva in 1982, and a member of the editorial board of Third World Quarterly (London). He was also a member of the Boardof Directors of the New York-based Human Rights Watch/Middle East, 1990-1992, and a three – term member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA(1984-1990).
Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, he holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and he served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1965-1998).
He lectured at more than 250 universities in North America and widely throughout the world on the Middle East and human rights, including the Keynote address on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights at the invitation of the United Nations Staff Union – U.N. Headquarters, New York, December 9, 1988, among others.
His many publications include The Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Occupation (1970), Enemy of the Sun : Poems of Palestinian Resistance, with Edmund Ghareeb (1970), Occupation : Israel Over Palestine (1983), The Obstruction of Peace : The U.S., Israel and the Palestinians (1995), and Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return ( Pluto, 2001). His book Dishonest Broker: the U.S. Role in Israel and Palestine, was published (March, 2003) by South End Press in Cambridge, MA. An Italian edition was published in Bologna in April 2006, and a Spanish edition was also published in Buenos Aires in June, 2006. He published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines, which appear in various languages. He is the co-author (with the late Professor Samih Farsoun) of Palestine and the Palestinians: A Social and Political History. Second Edition, Westview Press (2006).