Worcester State University
History & Political Science Department


Najib E Saliba

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Office: Sullivan 327J
Phone: (508) 929-8689
Email: nsaliba@worcester.edu

PhD, Near East History, University of Michigan (1971)
MA, Near East History, University of Michigan (1966)
BA,  History, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1965)

Areas of Specialization
Modern Near East History (since 1800); Medieval Near East History (since the rise of Islam); Modern European History (1789-1870); American Foreign Policy (since 1776). I also supervise the Minor in Middle East Studies. I was born in Lebanon, then received my higher education in the United States. My teaching philosophy is to motivate students to pursue independent research and seek the truth independently.


I recently participated in a Symposium on Christianity and Islam at the Antiochian Village, Ligonier, PA, from 21 - 25 July 2008. My paper was titled, "Christians and Jews under Islam." It will be published in the forthcoming issue 6 of The Word magazine, the official publication of the Antiochian Orthdox Church.

I have been a member of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the Arab-American University Graduate Association since 1970. I have been on the editorial board of The Word magazine for many years.

HI 103, 104 and 105, World Civilization I, II and III
HI 260 Egypt Since 1798
HI 261, HI 262 Middle East History I and II
HI 263 U.S. Middle East Relations
HI 308 Europe, Age of Revolution and Nationalism
HI 314 20th Century Middle East
HI/PO 330 – Politics of the Middle East
HI 435 Issues in Modern Middle East
HI 918 The US and the Middle East

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