Dr. Stephen Zunes to Give Wallenberg Lecture on U.S. Middle East Policy

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Dr. Stephen Zunes

Dr. Stephen Zunes

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Dr. Stephen Zunes, one of the country’s leading scholars on U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action, will deliver Gustavus Adolphus College’s annual Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Nobel Hall of Science’s Wallenberg Auditorium. Zunes’ lecture is titled “The United States and the Middle East: Intervention, Reaction, and Hope for Change” and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, a contributing editor of Tikkun, and co-chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

Dr. Zunes is the author of scores of articles for scholarly and general readership on Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, international terrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, strategic nonviolent action, and human rights. He is also the author of the highly-acclaimed book Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism. He has made frequent visits to the Middle East and other conflict regions, where he has met with top government officials, academics, journalists, and opposition leaders.

Dr. Zunes received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, his master’s degree from Temple University, and his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. He previously served on the faculty of Ithaca College, the University of Puget Sound, and Whitman College.

The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture was established at Gustavus in 1983 and honors the heroism and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg whose support of persecuted Jews during World War II saved the lives of many. The lecture is sponsored by the Peace Studies Program at Gustavus.

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