Laurie A. Brand


Laurie A. Brand is Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California and chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association.

Articles by this Author
Resettling, Reconstructing and Restor(y)ing

The old village of Umm Qays, Jordan, is strategically lo
cated to the south of the Golan Heights, overlooking 
the northern part of the Jordan Valley and the southern shore of Lake Tiberias. Biblical Gadara and subsequently one of the cities of...

Defending Academic Freedom

Constraints on academic freedom or violations of it are not new in the Middle East and North Africa. Indeed, while there is certainly variation among the countries of the region, regime attempts to control what is studied, how it is studied, and...