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Sarsar, Saliba G

Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D.

  • Professor

Department: Political Science and Sociology

Office: Bey Hall 240

Phone: 732-571-4474

Email: sarsar@monmouth.edu


Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D., born and raised in Jerusalem, earned a B.A. 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.

Education

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

Research Interests

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

Books

Authored

  • Saliba Sarsar. Peacebuilding in Israeli-Palestinian Relations. New York: Peter Lang, 2020.
  • 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 Rekha Datta. Democracy in Crisis Around the World. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2020.
  • Yael Aronoff, Ilan Peleg, and Saliba Sarsar. Continuity and Change in Political Culture: Israel and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2020.
  • Saliba Sarsar and Carole Monica Burnett. What Jerusalem Means to Us: Muslim Perspectives and Reflections. North Bethesda, MD: Holy Land Books / Noble Book Publishing Incorporated, 2020.
  • 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.

Co-Authored Children’s Books

  • Saliba Sarsar and Rafiqa Othman. The Squirrel and the Eaglet (in Arabic). Israel: Dar Elhuda, 2020.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • American Foreign Policy – PS 385
  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376

2022 Summer B

  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2022 Spring

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376
  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2021 Summer D

2021 Summer B

  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2021 Summer A

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376

2021 Spring

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376
  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2020 Fall

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376
  • International Relations – PS 102
  • Readings and Research in Political Science – PS 499

2020 Summer D

2020 Summer B

  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2020 Summer A

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376

2020 Spring

  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations – PR 462

2019 Fall

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376
  • International Relations – PS 102

2019 Spring

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376
  • Readings and Research in Political Science – PS 499
  • Seminar in Political Science – PS 401

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East (PS 376)
  • International Organizations (PS 382)
  • International Relations (PS 102, PS 281)
  • Introduction to Political Science (PS 101)
  • Islam and Politics (PS 375, RS 375)
  • Palestinian-Israeli Relations (PR 462)
  • Political Science Practicum (PS 595)
  • Readings and Research (PS 599)
  • Readings and Research in Political Science (PS 499)
  • Seminar in Political Science (PS 401)