From the Editors
Laurie King is an editor, anthropologist, and freelance writer who coordinated the International Campaign for Justice for the Victims of Sabra and Shatila, whose legal team lodged the historic case in Belgium against Ariel Sharon and other Israelis and Lebanese responsible for the 1982 massacres. King edited Middle East Report Magazine, published by Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), from 1997-2000. In that capacity, she was a frequent commentator on national and international news programs, including MSNBC and CNN, on political, cultural, and military developments in the Middle East and US foreign policies in the region. King has published articles about International Humanitarian Law and post-war reconstruction and reconciliation that have been published in national magazines and academic journals in the US, Canada, and Lebanon. She is a co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. King holds a Ph.D in Sociocultural Anthropology, specializing in the political identity and participation of Palestinian citizens of Israel, based on her field research as a Fulbright scholar in 1992-93 in Nazareth, Israel. King also lived and worked in Beirut from 1993-1998. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is lecturer in the Arab Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University. Her book, Universal Jurisdiction for Humanitarian Crimes: The Belgian Experiment, is forthcoming from Routledge Press.