Dr. Saliba Sarsar, born and raised in Jerusalem, is co-Founder and President/CEO of the Jerusalem Peace Institute (JPI). He is Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University, where he also served as Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, Associate Dean in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Leadership Initiatives. His teaching and scholarly interests focus on Jerusalem, Palestinian-Israeli relations, the Middle East, and peacebuilding. His most recent authored books are Peacebuilding in Israeli-Palestinian Relations (2020) and Jerusalem: The Home in Our Hearts (2018). His most recent edited books are What Jerusalem Means to Us: Muslim Perspectives and Reflections (2021) and What Jerusalem Means to Us: Christian Perspectives and Reflections (2018). He is the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, focusing on “Israel, Palestine, and the Prospects for Peace” (2020). Dr. Sarsar was featured in several publications, including The New York Times, and is the recipient of 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.
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