Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University; Founding President, CIE

Dr. Kenneth W. Stein is Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History and Political Science, as well as the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University and the Founding President of the Center for Israel Education (CIE) in Atlanta . He has taught at Emory since 1977 and in 2006 was a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Brown University. At Emory he has earned university wide recognition for internationalizing the curriculum, mentoring students, and teaching excellence. His scholarship focuses on the origins and development of modern Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and US relations with Israel and the Arab world. Two of his works remain standards in their fields, The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939 (1984) and Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace (1999). In 2015, he published an e-book (second edition) History, Politics and Diplomacy of the Arab- Israeli-Conflict, A Source Reader (425 documents/1400 pages.) During the last decade he has led dozens of Israel enrichment workshops and seminars reaching more than 2200 pre-collegiate Jewish teachers and rabbis, reaching some 360,000 students in North and South America. He completed advanced graduate work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and earned his graduate degrees at the University of Michigan.