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Dr. Najib Saliba

Dr. Saliba has been a professor in the history department at Worcester St. College for thirty years. Born in Lebanon, Dr. Saliba earned his BA in History from Miami (OH) in 1965. He earned a MA and PhD in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1971. Dr. Saliba's work focuses on modern Middle Eastern history. He has written a book focusing on the Syrian immigrants in Worcester and articles regarding the Ottoman Empire, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and the Lebanese Civil War. Dr. Saliba has taught a course on Islam at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and been involved with a seminar on Christianity sponsored by the Boston Theological Institute entitled, Orthodoxy and Conflict Resolution. He is married to Elaine Saliba and their children are Philip (Lehigh U.) and Leslie (Harvard U.), both of whom work in New York City.


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