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Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and a professor of Middle East history at Stanford University. His latest book is The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt (Solidarity Center) and, co-edited with Frédéric Vairel, Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • ClassAugust 24, 2011

    The Middle East’s Working-Class Revolutions?

    The success of the insurgent movements throughout the region correlates well with the strength of organized labor.

    Joel Beinin

  • WorldFebruary 17, 2011

    Egypt’s Workers Rise Up

    Egyptians’ aspirations to democracy and social justice will depend on workers’ willingness to take to the streets.

    Joel Beinin

  • Regions and CountriesJanuary 15, 2010

    Building a Different Middle East

    The longest continuous nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history is uniting villagers from all political factions, along with Israeli and international activists, against the encroachments of Israel's separation barrier.

    Joel Beinin

  • March 30, 2006

    When Doves Cry

    Two new books explore the Arab-Israeli tragedy: Shlomo Ben-Ami's Scars of War, Wounds of Peace and Gershom Gorenberg's The Accidental Empire.

    Joel Beinin

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  • Non-fictionMay 13, 2004

    The Good War

    For the last three and a half years the Israeli army has deployed American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters, armored Caterpillar bulldozers and Merkava tanks powered by engines

    Joel Beinin