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New Texts Out Now: Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

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Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Keith David Watenpaugh (KDW): Modern humanitarianism has played a significant role in the lives of the peoples of the Middle East. Its history is a critical window onto the local and international response to atrocity, genocide, extirpation, and displacement that has been far too ...

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Keith David Watenpaugh

 

Keith David Watenpaugh is a historian and an associate professor of Human Rights Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is founding director of the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative, co-director of the UC Human Rights Collaboration, President of the Syrian Studies Association, and the director of a joint UC Davis, Institute of International Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York research project on the conditions facing refugee Syrian university students. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the American Historical Review, Journal of Human Rights, Humanity, Social History, the Armenian Review, The Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his work has been translated into French, German, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, and Turkish.