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Middle East Studies in the News
Title Publication Date
Crisis on Campus: Anti-Israel Forces and the Battle For the Jewish Future [incl. Rabab Abdulhadi, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin] JNS (Jewish News Syndicate) August 17, 2018
Battling on Campus for Israel San Diego Jewish World April 21, 2018
New Course, Conference Studies Where Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Began [incl. Arie Dubnov, Nathan Brown, Sherene Seikaly] The GW Hatchet [George Washington Univ.] March 22, 2018
Service and Experience Focus of Iranian Studies Initiative The UC Santa Barbara Current January 13, 2016
Israel-Hating Professor Hired to Teach Class on Israel at University of Missouri [incl. Sherene Seikaly, Adam Sabra, Steven Salaita] Observer.com June 24, 2015
Academic Apologists for ISIS Blame America [incl. Sherene Seikaly and Adam Sabra] The Washington Times June 15, 2015
Anti-Semitism on Campus: A Clear and Present Danger [incl. George Saliba, Hamid Dabashi, Joseph Massad, Steven Salaita, MESA] Simon Wiesenthal Center June 10, 2015
UC Santa Barbara Professors 'Contextualize' Terror Group ISIS [incl. Sherene Seikaly and Adam Sabra] The College Fix June 1, 2015
UC Santa Barbara Professors Turn History on its Head [on Sherene Seikaly and Adam Sabra] Fousesquawk Blog May 31, 2015
UCSB Professors Give Historical Perspective on ISIS [on Sherene Seikaly and Adam Sabra] The Bottom Line (student newspaper of UC Santa Barbara) May 27, 2015
Revolutionizing the Study of Security Regimes and Global Change [on Paul Amar] The UC Santa Barbara Current May 18, 2015
Programmers at CNES Saw No Reason to Counter Israel Criticism [incl. Gabriel Piterberg, Lisa Hajjar, Saree Makdisi, Richard Falk] The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. December 29, 2014
Messy Politics at the Middle East Studies Association [incl. Juan Cole, Lisa Hajjar, Nathan Brown] The Jerusalem Post December 3, 2014
Hero's Welcome for Hater of Israel at MESA [on Steven Salaita, incl. Lisa Hajjar] Commentary Magazine November 25, 2014
Eight Locals Among Mideast Scholars Calling for Israel Academic Boycott J. (The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California) August 7, 2014
Recognizing Religion in Conflict [on Najeeba Syeed-Miller] The Daily Nexus (student newspaper of UC Santa Barbara) March 5, 2014
University of California Suspends Study Abroad Program in Egypt Los Angeles Times July 8, 2013
Double Standards at University of California [incl. Hatem Bazian] American Thinker May 13, 2013
UCSB Professor in Hot Seat After Boston Marathon Comments [on Richard Falk] KEYT - NPG News of California April 29, 2013
UCSB Conference Will Focus on Muslim Women as Creators of Islamic Knowledge [incl. Kathleen Moore and Khaled Abou El Fadl] News of UC Santa Barbara February 26, 2013
UC Education Abroad Program Offers Arabic Culinary Class in Rioting Cairo The Daily Nexus (student newspaper of the University of California Santa Barbara) February 8, 2012
Professor Debunks Myths Over Egyptian Uprising [incl. Paul Amar, Beshara Doumani] The Sacramento Bee May 12, 2011
Simi Valley UCSB Student Saw Uprising in Egypt Firsthand The Ventura County Star February 12, 2011
The Left is Killing Academic Freedom [incl. Rashid Khalidi, Norman Finkelstein] Moment Magazine September/October 2010
At Guantánamo, a Sociologist Keeps an Eye on Military Trials [on Lisa Hajjar] The Chronicle of Higher Education August 12, 2010
UCSB's Middle East Ensemble Gears Up to Go Global The Santa Barbara Independent May 31, 2010
History Students Granted Federal Funding Studying Arabic The Daily Nexus (student newspaper of the University of California Santa Barbara) May 21, 2010
UCSB Students Get Grant to Study Arabic The Santa Barbara Independent May 16, 2010
British Libel Law Chills U.S. Scholars' Speech, but Change Is Afoot [incl. Robert O. Collins] The Chronicle of Higher Education April 18, 2010
Acclaimed Scholar Dr. Janet Afary Lectures on Modern Iran The Channels Newspaper (student newspaper of Santa Barbara City College) March 10, 2010
UCSB to Offer Middle Eastern Languages This Fall The Santa Barbara Independent July 3, 2009
UCSB's Department of Religious Studies to Offer Three New Languages University of California Santa Barbara (Public Affairs) June 25, 2009
Taking Sides on Professor's E-Mail Comparing Israel and Nazis [on William Robinson, incl. Middle East Studies Association] Inside Higher Ed May 12, 2009
Gaza or Warsaw? UCSB Professor Says Both Are The Same [incl. Sondra Hale] College News May 6, 2009
Santa Barbara Professor Compared Israelis to Nazis [on William Robinson, incl. Saree Makdisi] The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles April 27, 2009
'Peace In the East' to Be Discussed at Moorpark College [incl. Nancy Gallagher, Gitty Amini] The Student Voice (student newspaper of the Ventura County Community College District) March 11, 2009
One-Sided Gaza Debate a Disservice to UCLA [incl. the Center for Near Eastern Studies, Lisa Hajjar] The Daily Bruin February 5, 2009
Major To Close Due To Budget [incl. Lisa Hajjar] The Daily Nexus (University of California, Santa Barbara) February 3, 2009
University Need to Adhere to Fact-Based Perspectives Daily Nexus (student newspaper of the University of California, Santa Barbara) February 2, 2009
UCLA: Symposium of Hate and Lies [incl. Lisa Hajjar, UC Santa Barbara, Saree Makdisi, Gabriel Piterberg] CaliforniaRepublic.org January 28, 2009
Scholars Say Attack on Gaza an Abuse of Human Rights [incl. Saree Makdisi, Richard Falk, Gabriel Piterberg] UCLA Today January 22, 2009
The Wahhabi Jihad for Young American Minds [incl. Edward Said] inFocus (Jewish Policy Center) Winter 2008
Foreign Courts Take Aim at Our Free Speech [incl. "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge University Press, Khalid bin Mahfouz] The Wall Street Journal July 14, 2008
Speaker Diversifies Argument on Islam Daily Nexus (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) April 23, 2008
Free Speech Vs. Lawsuit Terrorism Investor's Business Daily April 14, 2008
Terrorizing Publishing [incl. Khalid bin Mahfouz, Robert O. Collins, "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge Univ. Press] The New York Sun April 10, 2008
How an International Approach Can Help Your Degree [incl. Middle East studies, languages] U.S. News & World Report March 26, 2008
The Fifth Column [on Middle East studies, Title VI, Saudi funding; refs. John Esposito, Hamid Algar] The Conservative Jedi Blog January 23, 2008
UCSB Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies [on the University of California, Santa Barbara] University of California, Santa Barbara, Public Affairs December 3, 2007
A SLAPP Against Freedom [incl. Robert O. Collins, "Alms for Jihad," Khalid bin Mahfouz, Cambridge University Press] City Journal Autumn 2007
ALA to Libraries: Keep Alms for Jihad, Pulped in the UK [on Khalid bin Mahfouz, "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins, Cambridge University Press] Library Journal August 23, 2007
No Apologies: CUP Authors To Seek U.S. Publishing Deal for Banned Book [on Khalid bin Mahfouz, "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins, Cambridge University Press] Library Journal August 21, 2007
The Libel Tourist Strikes Again [on Khalid Bin Mahfouz, Cambridge U. Press, "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins, et al.] The Weekly Standard August 20, 2007
Saudi Intimidation [on "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins, Cambridge University Press, Khaled Bin Mahfouz] The Spine [TNR Blog] August 17, 2007
Censorship: A New Weapon for Terrorism [on "Alms for Jihad," Khaled Bin Mahfouz, Cambridge University Press, Robert O. Collins] Family Security Matters August 16, 2007
Protect the American Media--Whether They Deserve It or Not [on Khalid bin Mahfouz, Cambridge University Press, Robert O. Collins, "Alms for Jihad," et al.] Human Events August 14, 2007
Don't Let Them Terrorize Our Freedoms [on Khalid bin Mahfouz, Cambridge U. Press, "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins] Townhall.com August 10, 2007
Muslims Silence Critics [incl. Cambridge U. Press, "Alms for Jihad," Khalid Bin Mahfouz, Robert Collins] FrontPage Magazine August 6, 2007
The Fly in the Bin Mahfouz Ointment [re Cambridge U. Press, "Alms for Jihad," Robert Collins, et al.] FrontPage Magazine August 6, 2007
One Way Multiculturalism [on Mahfouz, Cambridge U. Press, "Alms for Jihad," Robert Collins, et al.] The New York Sun August 6, 2007
1st Amendment on Trial: Saudi Billionaire's Lawsuit Leads to Book's Destruction [on "Alms for Jihad," Robert O. Collins, J. Millard Burr, Cambridge U. Press] WorldNetDaily August 4, 2007
U.S. Publisher Condemns Cambridge University Press [re Khalid Bin Mahfouz, "Alms for Jihad," Robert Collins, et al.] Press Release, Bonus Books August 2, 2007
How One Wealthy Jihad Supporter Is Using UK Courts to Kill American Free Speech [audio interview with Rachel Ehrenfeld on Khalid bin Mafouz's suit against Cambridge U. Press's title, "Alms for Jihad," et al.] Hot Air August 2, 2007
Libel Suit Leads to Destruction of Books [by Cambridge U. Press; Khalid Bin Mahfouz, Robert O. Collins, et al.] The New York Sun August 2, 2007
University Press Pays-Out after Book Libels Sheikh Cambridge Evening News (U.K.) August 1, 2007
Cambridge U. Press Seeks to Destroy All Copies of Book on Terrorism to Settle Libel Lawsuit by Saudi Businessman [on Robert O. Collins, et al.] The Chronicle of Higher Education August 1, 2007
Letter from Cambridge U. Press to Khalid Bin Mahfouz re Settlement for "Alms for Jihad" [co-author Robert O. Collins] Press Intellectual Property Director, Cambridge University Press July 30, 2007
Attention Authors: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...[on Khalid bin Mafouz's lawsuit against Cambridge U. Press; incl. Robert O. Collins] History on Trial Blog July 24, 2007
Campus Model Arab League Earns Honors [on UC Santa Barbara, Juan Campo] Daily Nexus (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) May 2, 2007
Demand for Arabic Language Education Rises in United States Washington File December 31, 2004
Assembling Pieces of the Islam Puzzle Los Angeles Times November 1, 2004
The Saudi Fifth Column On Our Nation's Campuses FrontPage Magazine April 5, 2004
New Phase In Voucher Debate Jewish Week January 30, 2004
U. of California's Deans Don't Quite Get It MartinKramer.org December 9, 2003
Paving the Way for Anti-Israel Studies The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles October 17, 2003
Hearing Both Sides of Title VI National Review June 23, 2003
UC Berkeley benefactors tied to 9-11 WorldNetDaily.com May 8, 2003
American Jewish Congress Title VI Petition AJCongress.org April 2003
Anti-Americanism in the Classroom National Review July 15, 2002
Tradition and Innovation in the Study of Islamic History : The Evolution of North American Scholarship Since 1960 Islamic Area Studies Home Page, University of Tokyo October 21, 1997
Campus Watch in the Media
Title Publication Date
Steven Salaita - The Left's New Martyr [incl. Lisa Hajjar] Fousesquawk Blog November 25, 2014
UCLA Symposium on Gaza Ignites Strong Criticism [incl. Gabriel Piterberg, Lisa Hajjar, Richard Falk] The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles February 11, 2009
UCLA 2009, or Freiburg University 1933? [incl. Gabriel Piterberg, Lisa Hajjar, Richard Falk, Saree Makdisi] Solomonia Blog February 2, 2009
Saudi Giving at the Heart of a Great Debate Over Middle East Studies Congressional Quarterly April 11, 2008
Attack on America's Middle East Studies Media Monitors Network February 16, 2006
Campus Watch Research
Title Publication Date
Middle East Studies Association (as Usual) Singles Out Israel for Attack, Excuses Palestinian Perfidy The Algemeiner January 3, 2018
Is Iran Ratcheting Up Influence Peddling in American Universities? American Thinker October 22, 2016
'Islamophobia' Thought Crimes at Berkeley, Part II FrontPage Magazine June 5, 2014
Willful Blindness Toward Terrorists at UCLA a Decade After 9-11 FrontPage Magazine December 23, 2011
Jew-Hate at UCLA [incl. Gabriel Piterberg, Lisa Hajjar, Richard Falk, Saree Makdisi] FrontPage Magazine February 2, 2009
Welcome to ‘Lawfare' - A New Type of Jihad Family Security Matters April 14, 2008
Alms for Jihad [incl. Khalid bin Mahfouz, Robert O. Collins, Cambridge University Press] FrontPage Magazine October 12, 2007
Libel Tourism: Where Terrorism and Censorship Meet [on Khalid bin Mahfouz, Robert O. Collins, "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge University Press] SFGate.com (of the San Francisco Chronicle) August 29, 2007
Popular Notions Laid Bare [rev. of Matthew Levitt, Hamas; J. Millard Burr & Robert Collins, Alms for Jihad; Fawaz Gerges, Journey of the Jihadist] The New York Sun May 23, 2006
Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
Title Publication Date
Real-World Scholarship [incl. Reza Aslan] The UC Santa Barbara Current February 29, 2016
Scholar to Discuss U.S. Policy in the Middle East [on Richard Falk] News of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) November 9, 2015
On the Nature of Academic Freedom and Bob Cohen on Pete Seeger [incl. Norman Finkelstein] Pajamas Media April 30, 2009
Campus Watch Blog
Title Publication Date
UC Barbara Middle East Studies Prof 'Brainwashed' Students 'to Hate Israel' Campus Watch Blog May 2, 2018
Why Do Middle East Studies Profs Suddenly Hate Saudi Arabia? [Mark LeVine Responds] Campus Watch Blog December 5, 2017
L.A. Schools Using Middle East Studies Material to Indoctrinate K-12 Students Campus Watch Blog October 19, 2017
Campus Watch and 'The Lobby': An Ongoing Fantasy Campus Watch Blog August 18, 2017
Is Iran Ratcheting Up Influence Peddling in American Universities? Campus Watch Blog October 24, 2016
Stacked MESA Panel to Praise Steven Salaita Campus Watch Blog October 24, 2014
Willful Blindness Toward Terrorists at UCLA a Decade After 9-11 Campus Watch Blog December 23, 2011