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Saliba Sarsar

Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

Office
Bey Hall, 240
Phone
732-571-4474
Email
sarsar@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
  • Monday: 10am-12:55pm
  • Monday: 4:30-6:00 pm [only on 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, and 12/10]
  • Wednesday: 10am-12:55pm
  • Thursday: 10am-11:30am
 
Courses this Semester
PS 281: International Relations
PS/SO 309: Internship Seminar
PS 376: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
PS 595: Political Science Practicum
Regularly Taught Courses
PS/SO 309: Internship Seminar
PS/RS 375: Islam and Politics
PS 376: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
PS 401: Seminar in Political Science
PS 595: Political Science Practicum
About

Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D., born and raised in Jerusalem, earned a BA in political Science and history interdisciplinary, summa cum laude, from Monmouth, and a doctoral degree in political science, with specialization in Middle East affairs, from Rutgers University. He was featured in The New York Times article, “His Mission: Finding Why People Fight – A Witness to Mideast Conflict Turns to Dialogue and Peace.” He is the recipient of several honors, including the Award of Academic Excellence from the American Task Force on Palestine, the Global Visionary Award and the Stafford Presidential Award of Excellence from Monmouth University, the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation Award.

Research Interests

Palestinian-Israeli relations, Jerusalem, democracy in the Middle East, American foreign policy in the Middle East

Publications
Books

Authored

  • Saliba Sarsar. Jerusalem: The Home in Our Hearts. N. Bethesda, MD: Holy Land Books/Noble Book Publishing Incorporated, 2018

Co-authored

  • Saliba Sarsar and Kenneth Stunkel. World Politics: An Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Lanham, MD: University Press of America / Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 1995.
  • Kenneth Stunkel and Saliba Sarsar. Ideology, Values, and Technology in Political Life. Lanham, MD: University Press of America / Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 1994.

Edited

  • Saliba Sarsar. What Jerusalem Means to Us: Christian Perspectives and Reflections. N. Bethesda, MD: Holy Land Books/Noble Book Publishing Incorporated, 2018.
  • Saliba Sarsar. Palestine and the Quest for Peace. Washington, D.C.: American Task Force on Palestine, 2009.
  • Saliba Sarsar, Education for Leadership and Social Responsibility. West Long Branch: Center for the Study of Public Issues at Monmouth University, 1996.

Co-Edited

  • Saliba Sarsar and Julius Adekunle. Democracy in Africa: Political Changes and Challenges. Durham, NC. Carolina Academic Press, 2012.
  • Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J. and Saliba Sarsar, Patriarch Michel Sabbah: Faithful Witness: On Reconciliation and Peace in the Holy Land. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2009.
  • Hussein Ibish and Saliba Sarsar, Principles and Pragmatism: Key Documents from the American Task Force on Palestine. Washington, D.C.: ATFP, 2006.

Authored Poetry Books

  • Portraits: Poems of the Holy Land. Cambridge, MA: Ilora Press, 2015.
  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem: Forty-Nine Poems. Haifa, Israel: Kul-Shee, 2010.
  • Crosswinds: A Book of Poems. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Poetry Press, 1999.