Hussein Ibish


Hussein Ibish

Hussein Yusuf Kamal Ibish was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1963. He has a Ph.D in Comparative literature from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is active in advocacy for Arab causes in the United States. He describes himself as an agnostic from the Muslim community, working to reform Islam.

Background

Ibish comes from an academic background. His father, Yusuf Ibish, studied at Harvard University's Department of Government in the 1950s and was on the faculty of the American University of Beirut as a scholar of Islam.

Education

Ibish attended Emerson College and earned a bachelor of science in mass communications in 1986.Fact|date=May 2007 He later attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature in February 2002. [ [http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations/AAI3039364/ Dissertation: Nationalism as an Ethical Problem for Postcolonial Theory. Chair: Dr. David Lenson.] ]

Career

*Senior Fellow at the [http://www.americantaskforce.org/ American Task Force on Palestine]
*Executive Director of the [http://www.halafoundation.org/ Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership] .
*Communications Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), 1998-2004
*Vice-President of the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom. 2001-2004
*Washington Correspondent, Daily Star, Beirut
*Teaching Assistant, African-American Studies Dept., UMass, Amherst. Afro-Am 236: History of the Civil Rights Movement, September 1996 - December 1997.
*Editor, The Voice, Fall 1993 - Spring 1995; Spring 1997.
*Graduate Intern, Bilingual Collegiate Program, UMass, Amherst, Sept. 1992 - May 1993.

Ibish was a founding member of the Progressive Muslim Union but later resigned [ [http://www.amperspective.com/html/pmu_resignations.html Progressive Muslim Union:Three founding members resign] ] .

Awards

Dedicated Service Award, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2004.

Best TV Spokesperson for the Arab Cause, the New York Press, 2003.

Arab-American of the Year, 2002, Arab-American Community Center forEconomic and Social Services in Ohio (AACCESS, Ohio).

Publications

* [http://www.adc.org/hatecrimes/pdf/1998-2000.pdf#search='Hate%20Crimes%20and%20Discrimination%20against%20Arab%20Americans%2019982000' Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Arab Americans 1998-2000] (ADC, 2001) and * [http://www.adc.org/hatecrimes/pdf/2003_report_web.pdf#search='Hate%20Crimes%20and%20Discrimination%20against%20Arab%20Americans%202001' Sept. 11, 2001-Oct. 11, 2002] (ADC, 2003)
*"At the Constitution's Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties in the United States" in [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312294506 States of Confinement] (St. Martin's Press, 2000), *"Anti-Arab Bias in American Policy and Discourse" in [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0870135740 Race in 21st Century America] (Michigan State University Press, 2001)
*“Race and the War on Terror,” in [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0870137506 Race and Human Rights] (Michigan State University Press, 2005) and Symptoms of Alienation: How Arab and American Media View Each Other“ in [http://www.ecssr.ac.ae/CDA/en/Publications/BookInformation/0,2091,199,00.html?type=EN “Arab Media in the Information Age] (ECSSR, 2005).
* [http://www.adc.org/issue_papers/ror/issuepaper30.PDF “The Palestinian Right of Return”] (ADC, 2001) and "The Media and the New Intifada" in [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1859843778 The New Intifada] (Verso, 2001).
*Editor, [http://www.americantaskforce.org/store/book.php Principles and Pragmatism] (ATFP, 2006).

*Numerous Op-eds in newspapers and magazines including the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Arab American News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Newsday, Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky), The San Diego Union-Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News,The Record,Sunday Gazette-Mail, The Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle, and The Nation.

Invited talks and debates

Numerous invited talks, lectures and debates at colleges and universities, including Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, Princeton, Georgetown, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, New School for Social Research, North Carolina State, and many other American universities, as well as the University of Costa Rica. Keynote presentations at the Race in 21st Century America: A 3rd National Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing (2003) and the National Convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (2003). Addressed the 7th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference, Nuestro Deber: Our Duty to Empower Our Communities, (2003), and numerous Arab-American student conferences.

Twice addressed the National Association of Attorneys General Annual Spring Meeting (2002, 2004). Addressed the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Nixon Library, and the Unity National Journalists of Color Conference (2004). Interviewed live on stage by Charlie Rose at the Rising Tide Summit III (2000). Invitedparticipant at the first US-Islamic World Conference hosted by the Brookings Institute and the Qatari Foreign Ministry in Doha, Qatar (2004). Panelist at Nation Institute forum Patriot Games: Civil Liberties After September 11, moderated by Phil Donahue; panelists also included Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Molly Ivins, Nadine Strossen, and Elaine Jones.

Many talks and presentations broadcast on C-Span television, including a National Press Club Newsmaker Press Conference (The condition of Arab-Americans Post September 11, November 20, 2001). Newsmaker press conferences are by invitation of the Press Club itself.

References

External links

* [http://colorlines.com/article.php?ID=194 Q&A - Hussein Ibish by Judith LeBlanc (Colorlines)]
* [http://www.adc.org/action/2002/26March2002.htm Ibish Responds to Daniel Pipes in New York Post]
* [http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2118 Ibish vs. Jerry Falwell on CNN's Crossfire]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/community/chat/2002-01-18-ibish.htm Arab-Americans after 9/11: Hussein Ibish (USA Today)]
* [http://www.commondreams.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views01/1129-07.htm What went wrong in Arab world? America, ask yourself (LA Times)]
* [http://www.nigelparry.com/issues/shamir/ The Israel Shamir Case]
* [http://www.counterpunch.org/ibish0917.html The Shoney's Incident: Determine the Truth Behind False Alarm]
* [http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0206/05/cf.00.html CNN CROSSFIRE - Israel Retaliates to Suicide Bombing by Invading Arafat Compound]
* [http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/04/the_cunning_of.php The Cunning of Con-sensus]
* [http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/03/erudition_as_de.php Erudition as dead-end: Hina Azam and the perils of legal dogmatism]
* [http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/05/kamal_nawashs_s.php Kamal Nawash's Very, Very Strange Bedfellows]
* [http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/05/new_muslim_grou.php New Muslim Groups: the Ugly, the Bad and the Good]
* [http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2004/11/why_we_are_laun.php Why We Are Launching a Progressive Muslim Union]
* [http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/zforum/03/sp_iraq_ibish040903.htm War in Iraq: Arab View With Hussein Ibish (Washington Post.com)]
* [http://www.wrmea.com/archives/junejuly2002/0206082.html Ibish/Herschensohn Debate at Nixon Library Challenges Outdated Israeli Myths]
* [http://www.themichiganjournal.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=269158f2-e84b-4211-8133-f5bb71cee97d Media watchdog Ibish visits UM-D to speak against Iraq war]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=858753 Hate Crimes by Lynn Neary All Things Considered, November 26, 2002]
* [http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0110/25/cf.00.html Target Terrorism: Forcing Suspects to Talk (CNN CROSSFIRE)]
* [http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=6899 The Insane Rubbish of Hussein Ibish]
* [http://www.danielpipes.org/article/141 Hussein Ibish: U.S. Arabs' Firebrand]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6030973/site/newsweek/ Media: He Can't Pay for a Cab]
* [http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/328 Newsweek's "Periscope" Gets It Wrong]
* [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32363 The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: Betrayers of Arabs and Americans alike]


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