Dr. Stephen Zunes
Speaking Topics: U.S. foreign policy; Strategic nonviolence; Pro-Democracy movements; Middle East/ North Africa (including Israel/Palestine, Syria, Western Sahara, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen).
At the University of San Francisco, Dr. Zunes serves as coordinator of the Middle Eastern Studies program. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and strategic nonviolent action, and is a senior policy analyst at Institute for Policy Studies and on editorial boards of Peace Review and Tikkun. He has written three books and hundreds 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 has made frequent visits to conflict regions, where he has met with top government officials, academics, journalists, and opposition leaders. He is a contributor to numerous prominent news and analysis websites, and his op-ed columns have appeared in major daily newspapers worldwide. Additionally, he has spoken at over 150 colleges and universities and scores of community groups on five continents, and is a frequent guest on NPR, Pacifica, PBS, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera, China Radio International, and other media outlets for analysis on breaking world events. He is a consultant and board member for various peace and human rights organizations in both the U.S. and overseas.