The Palestinian Refugees Right of Return
Monday, November 22nd 2004 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, Dr. Naseer Aruri holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 1965 until 1998 and remains Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of
Political Science. He has appeared on radio and television including PBS, U.N. Radio, Monitor Radio, National Public Radio, CNN (Crossfire), Lehrer News Hour, Pacifica, ABC News, the BBC World Service, al-Jazeera, Radio Cairo, Radio Algeria,
Radio Monte Carlo, and is often interviewed on news outlets (such as the BBC)dealing with the Middle East throughout the world. He writes frequently for Middle East International (London), al-Hayat (London), al-Mustaqbal, (Beirut) and other
dailies and weeklies.
Dr. Aruri is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trans-Arab Research Institute (Boston), a member of The Palestine Center Committee (Washington, D.C.), and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Criminal
Investigations (The Hague). He is a member of the Independent Palestinian Commission for the Protection of Citizens Rights (Ramallah) since its inception in January l994, a Founding Member of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, Cairo and Geneva in 1982, and a member of the editorial board of Third World Quarterly (London). He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch/Middle East,1990-1992, and a three-term member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty
International, USA (1984-1990).
His many publications include The Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Occupation (1970), Enemy of the Sun: Poems of Palestinian Resistance, with Edmund Ghareeb(1970), Occupation: Israel Over Palestine (1983), The Obstruction of Peace: The
U.S., Israel and the Palestinians (1995), and Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return ( Pluto, 2001). His latest book is Dishonest Broker: The U.S. Role in Israel and Palestine, published (March, 2003) by South End Press in Cambridge, MA. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines, which appear in various languages.
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