Micheline R. Ishay is Distinguished Professor of International Studies and Human Rights and Director of the International Human Rights Program at the Josef Korbel of School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Comprehensive and refreshing, The Levant Express provides perceptive, timely, and provocative analysis and much-needed insight for those seeking to address the new and even unforeseen challenges facing the Middle East. -Mahmood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University and University of California, Berkeley Micheline Ishay observes history and the Arab uprisings and applies a human rights lens on a possible 're-routing of the Levant Express' for the region as a whole.This master of the metaphor has produced a highly readable study that is well documented, empathic, and hopeful. -Valentine M. Moghadam, author of Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East Deep empathy accompanies Micheline Ishay's scholarly lament for the Arab Spring. Ever the optimist, she believes the train can be put on the tracks again. Only time will tell. -Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Levant Express is a beautiful, challenging, and deeply humane book that combines a journey of personal discovery with a cosmopolitan commitment to human rights. ...A seminal work that is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of our times. -Stephen Eric Bronner, Board of Governors Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University