Nubar Hovsepian is Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Chapman University in Orange, California. He received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center—City University of New York. He recently published two books: Palestinian State Formation: Education and the Construction of National Identity (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), and edited and contributed to The War on Lebanon (Interlink Publishers, 2008). He is presently working on two projects: a book Edward W. Said: The Politics of an Oppositional Intellectual, and with several colleagues is developing an oral history project on the beginnings of the modern Palestinian resistance movement. He has also written and edited four books in Arabic, most notably on the Iranian revolution of 1979, and has published articles in professional journals, newspapers, and magazines in various parts of the world. Hovsepian has devoted enormous time to the Israel/Palestine conflict, and served, from 1982 to 1984, as Political Affairs Officer for the United Nations Conference on the Question of Palestine. He teaches courses on Globalization, Democracy and Democratization, Middle East Politics and Conflict in the Middle East. Finally, he shares his Middle East expertise with various media outlets, and the community at large.