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|Repository:||Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections|
|Title:||Rudy Zarzar Faculty Papers Collection, 1971 - 2012|
|Language of Material:||Material in English|
|Location:||The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.|
|Abstract:||This collection contains manuscripts and essays by former Elon University Political Science professor, Dr. Rudy Zarzar. Dr. Zarzar was a member of the faculty at Elon from 1967 until 2012. He researched and wrote about a number of topics including the Arab-Israeli conflict, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, international terrorism, democratization in the Arab world, normative political theory, and American foreign policy. Much of the materials in this collection reflect Dr. Zarzar's research on these various topics. The collection is arranged into four series that are arranged alphabetically by type of material, then alphabetically by title of work, and then chronologically. The four series include Book Reviews, Essays, Manuscripts, and Speeches. For more information about what is included in the collection, please refer to the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection."|
|Extent:||0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box|
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[Identification of item], Rudy Zarzar Faculty Papers Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.
Processed by Katie Nash, March, 2013
Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2013
This biographical note was composed by Rudy Zarzar in March 2013.
Dr. Rudolf T. Zarzar (Rudy) was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Palestinian parents. He came to the United States in 1957 at the age of 17 to study medicine but subsequently he changed his major to political science hoping to embark on a diplomatic career with some Arab country. He attended three institutions of higher learning, namely, the University of Miami in Florida, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the American University of Beirut. He received a BA degree in history, and MA and PhD all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a citizen of the United States in 1972. He married the former Aida Kevorkian in 1976. He has two children, Ted and Fina. From 1967 until his retirement in 2012, he taught at Elon University. He was visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill twice and at Bethlehem University for two summers. He served as president of the North Carolina Political Science Association, the North Carolina chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, and Vice President of the Alamance County chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association. At Elon University he served as coordinator of the Social Sciences symposium, advisor to the Elon Model United Nations, and director of the Non-Violent Studies academic program, and co-organized the Symposium on Iraq. He was and is a member of many professional, civic, and honor societies. The latter include the Political Science Honor Society, the Social Science Honor Society, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Service and Attainments Honor Society. He taught courses on and did research on several topics including the Arab-Israeli conflict, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, international terrorism, democratization in the Arab world, normative political theory, American foreign policy, and many other topics. His most recent publications include the following: The Rise of Neo-fundamentalism in Egypt, The Influence of Islamic Neo-fundamentalism on Egyptian Public Policy and Politics, The Rise of Hamas in Palestinian Politics, Civil Society in the Arab World: Prelude to Democratization?, The Lion and the Fox: The US and Iraq During the First Gulf War, and Islam and Democratization. Currently Rudy Zarzar is working on two manuscripts, namely, political ethics in Islam and the impact of globalization on the third world.
The collection is arranged into four series that are arranged alphabetically by type of material, then alphabetically by title of work, and then chronologically. The four series include Book Reviews, Essays, Manuscripts, and Speeches.
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.
|Zarzar, Rudolf -- Manuscripts.|
|Socialism and Islam.|
|Socialism -- Arab countries.|
|Elon College -- Faculty.|
|Elon University -- Faculty.|
|Elon University -- Archival resources.|
Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.
|1. Book Reviews. 1993-2004.
3 Folders. 3 Items.
|This series includes book reviews that were authored by Rudy Zarzar in 1993, 2003, and 2004.|
|Folder 1. Book Reviews. Debating the War Terrorism. 2003.|
|Folder 2. Book Reviews. Gulliver Unbound: America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq. 2004.|
|Folder 3. Book Reviews. The Kurds: A Contemporary Overview. 1993.|
|2. Essays. Inclusive: 1971-2012. Bulk: 1990s.
23 Folders. 23 Items.
|This series includes essays that were authored by Rudy Zarzar from 1971-2012. The majority of the essays pertain to issues in the Middle East (Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq), terrorism, and the Arab Springs.|
|Folder 1. Essays. The Arab Spring: Causes and Consequences. April 2012.|
|Folder 2. Essays. The Arab World After the Gulf War: Prospects for Democratization. October 1991.|
|Folder 3. Essays. The Challenge of Islamic Fundamentalism to the State in Egypt. circa 1990s.|
|Folder 4. Essays. Comparison of the June War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973). Undated.|
|Folder 5. Essays. Determinants of United States Policy in the Middle East. October 1988.|
|Folder 6. Essays. The Emergence of Civil Society in the Arab World: Prelude to Democratization?. April 1998.|
|Folder 7. Essays. Final Examination for Political Science 202 with Dr. Scott. December 1971.|
|Folder 8. Essays. Is Democratization for the Arab World Possible?. circa 1990s.|
|Folder 9. Essays. Islam and Democratization in the Arab World. October 1994.|
|Folder 10. Essays. Islamic Fundamentalism in Algeria and Egypt: A Comparative Analysis. October 1995.|
|Folder 11. Essays. The Lion and the Fox: The United States, Iraq and the Second Persian Gulf Crisis. October 1998.|
|Folder 12. Essays. The Netanyahu Administration and the Peace Process. circa 1999-2010.|
|Folder 13. Essays. Occupier's Justice: Israel, the West Bank and the Intifadeh. circa 1980s.|
|Folder 14. Essays. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Dictated Settlement or Just Peace. circa late 1990s-early 2000s.|
|Folder 15. Essays. The Palestinian Problem: U.S. Options for the 1980s. circa 1980s.|
|Folder 16. Essays. The Rationalization of Terrorism: Some Middle Eastern Perspectives. March 1997.|
|Folder 17. Essays. The Rise of Neo-Fundamentalism in Egypt. circa late 1990s-early 2000s.|
|Folder 18. Essays. Some Preconditions for a Democratic Arab Order. March 1992.|
|Folder 19. Essays. Sources and Effects of State Terrorism. April 1990.|
|Folder 20. Essays. Sources of Instability in the Arab Regimes. October 1990.|
|Folder 21. Essays. Twelve Myths about the Arab-Israeli Conflict. circa 1990s.|
|Folder 22. Essays. United States Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Intervention. 1972.|
|Folder 23. Essays. Untitled. Undated.|
|3. Manuscripts. 2006-2007.
1 Folder. 1 Item.
|This series includes a manuscript authored by Rudy Zarzar in 2006-2007. As stated in the manuscript, "This module is intended for professors who teach Global Studies at Elon University. It contains a brief introduction to several aspects of terrorism, three case studies, a list of terrorist incidents, an annotated bibliography, bibliographical notes, suggested study questions, and a list of past and current terrorist organizations."|
|Folder 1. Manuscripts. International Terrorism: A Module. 2006-2007.|
|4. Speeches. circa 1990s-early 2000s.
5 Folders. 5 Items.
|This series includes speeches and/or lectures at various locations given by Rudy Zarzar in the 1990s and early 2000s.|
|Folder 1. Speeches. Change in the Middle East.April 2004.|
|Folder 2. Speeches. Factors in the Rise of Holy Terrorism or Religious Terrorism. circa early 2000s.|
|Folder 3. Speeches. Gandhi: Politics without Principle. circa 1990s.|
|Folder 4. Speeches. Terrorism: Challenge and Response. circa 2000-2010.|
|Folder 5. Speeches. Why Do They Hate Us?. circa 2000-2010.|