S. Abdallah Schleifer
S. Abdallah Schleifer, "Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (where he founded and served as the first director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research), is a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than 40 years. He served as NBC News bureau chief in Cairo, as an NBC news producer-reporter based in Beirut, as Middle East correspondent for Jeune Afrique, and as a special correspondent of the New York Times in Amman, Jordan and the Israeli-occupied territories. A frequent contributor of articles on mass media as well as Arab and Islamic affairs to scholarly and specialist journals, Prof. Schleifer is an Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, a Senior Fellow at the Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Amman, Jordan, and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He was a Visiting Scholar at St. Antony's College at Oxford (2006 to 2007) and served on the International Advisory Board of the World Media Association. Prof. Schleifer's controversial book The Fall of Jerusalem, which is an eyewitness account of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, received critical acclaim in the mid-1970s. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1956), Prof. Schleifer received his M.A. from the American University of Beirut in Islamic Political Thought in 1980."