NJ Peace Action

Our 54th Annual Dinner was held on May 1st!


Sun, May 01, 2011 12:00PM to 4:00PM (EST)
Pompton Plains, NJ
Best Western Regency House Hotel
Hosted by NJ Peace Action


HONORED GUEST and recipient of the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award
Professor Juan R. I. Cole

Recipients of the Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award
Islamic Center of Morris County

and Peace Action Person of the Year
Jerry Stillman

juan1.jpgJuan R. I. Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

He has been a regular guest on PBS's Lehrer News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now! and many others. He has given many radio and press interviews. He has written widely about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He has commented extensively on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the Iraq War, the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Iranian domestic struggles and foreign affairs. He has a regular column at Truthdig.

He continues to study and write about contemporary Islamic movements, whether mainstream or radical, whether Sunni and Salafi or Shi`ite. Cole commands Arabic, Persian and Urdu and reads some Turkish, knows both Middle Eastern and South Asian Islam. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years, and continues to travel widely there.

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