Stanford Professor Joel Beinin and USC Professor Sandy Tolan discuss Salaita and Gaza

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Professor Joel Beinin talks about the Salaita Case & Professor Sandy Tolan talks about Gaza
One Land Many Voices welcomes Stanford University Professor Joel Beinin and USC Professor Sandy Tolan to discuss the situation in Gaza since Israel began its bombardment and invasion of the occupied Palestinian enclave and the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne’s decision to rescind its offer of a tenured position for Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita.

Joel Beinin [pictured above] is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982 before coming to teach at Stanford in 1983. In 2002 he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo. Beinin’s research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine, and Israel and on US policy in the Middle East. He has written or edited ten books, most recently Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, 2nd edition (Stanford University Press, 2013), co-edited with Frédéric Vairel and The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt (Solidarity Center, 2010).

Sandy Tolan [pictured below] is a journalist, teacher, and documentary radio
producer. He is associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. Over his career in journalism, he has reported from more than 30 countries, including the Middle East, Latin America, the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and has produced dozens of documentaries for National Public Radio and Public Radio International. His writing has appeared in more than 40 newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and The Nation. Sandy is also author of the critically acclaimed, The Lemon Tree, a true story about the four decade long relationship between a dispossessed Palestinian man and an Israeli Jewish woman who came to live in his confiscated family home. His latest book, Children of the Stone, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2015.
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