Publications from the Center for American Studies and Research

​​Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa – Proceedings of the First International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.

Edited by Alex Lubin 
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 4th international conference of The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut.  Its 22 articles explore various forms of transnational communi- cation and politics as articulated through performance art, hip-hop, music videos, poetry, and literature. They address the mutually dependent relationship between the US and the Arab world and how American activity in the region is viewed from the perspective of the Arab world.


English, 2014, 343 pages, softcover, $18.
ISBN 978-9953-586-06-9

Note:

The publications of the proceedings of the first three conferences of The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut were published by CASAR and are available both through CASAR and the AUB Press.  They are:

America in the Middle East: The Middle East in America – Proceedings of the First International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.
Edited by Patrick McGreevy

This volume expresses a range of per- spectives through 28 papers organized into 7 thematic sections: American’s Orient, Gendered Encounters, the Middle East in America, US Power and US Policies, Messianic Encounters, Encounters in Writing and Landscape, and Faces of American Studies.

English, 2006, 374 pages, softcover, $10.
ISBN 9953-9019-2-9

Liberty and Justice: America and the Middle East – Proceedings of the Second International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.
Edited by Patrick McGreevy

These 34 papers, explore the many ways that notions of liberty and justice have informed current and past encounters between American and the Middle East and North Africa.  The contributions include various perspectives, including literature, film, foreign policy, education, religion, and human rights.

English, 2008, 475 pages, softcover, $10.
ISBN 978-9953-9019-8-5

Connections and Ruptures: America and the Middle East – Proceedings of the Third International Conference Sponsored by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.
Edited by Robert Myers

These 29 papers, to quote the introduction by then-CASAR Director Robert Myers, “trace the complex interconnections between the collapsing categories of East and West at a pivotal moment in contemporary history.”

English, 2011, 486 pages, softcover, $10.
ISBN 978-9953-9025-3-1