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Kenneth Stein

William E. Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern and Israeli Studies
Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

121 Bowden Hall
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404.727.4472

Fax: 404.727.4959


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Professor Stein received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1976. Since coming to Emory in 1977, he founded and developed the International Studies Center, was the first director of the Carter Center (1983-1986), established the Middle East Research Program (1992) and the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (1997). From 1982 to 1996, he was former President Jimmy Carter's advisor on Middle Eastern affairs and remained the Middle East Fellow of the Carter Center until December 2006. His scholarly publications include Mediniut Amitza [Courageous Policy], (Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishing House, 2003); Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin, and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace (New York: Routledge, 1999); Making Peace Among Arabs and Israelis: Lessons from Fifty Years of Negotiating Experience (Washington, United States Institute for Peace, 1991); The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1985), in collaboration with former President Jimmy Carter; and The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939 (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1984, 1985, and 2003). From 1996 through 1999, he wrote the chapter on the "Arab-Israeli Peace Process" in Middle East Contemporary Survey (Westview Press). For the 1999 and 2002 editions of the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, he wrote the entries for "PLO," "1948 Israeli Independence War," "June 1967 War," "1973 October War," "Hamas," and "Intifadah." Stein's scholarly articles have focused on the origins of modern Israel, Palestinian social history, the British Mandate in Palestine, the Arab-Israeli negotiating process, American foreign policy toward the region, and the modern Arab world. Stein writes a monthly column on Middle Eastern issues in addition to serving as a frequent commentator for the print and electronic media. He is a dynamic speaker and recipient of multiple scholarly awards, including Emory's 2002 Marion V. Creekmore Award for his quarter century commitment to the internationalization of Emory College's curriculum.

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