Dr. Asaf Romirowsky, Executive Director

Asaf Romirowsky Ph.D. is the executive director of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). Dr. Romirowsky is also a senior nonresident research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) and a professor [affiliate] at the University of Haifa. Trained as a Middle East historian, he holds a Ph.D. in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London, UK and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israeli and Zionist history.

Dr. Romirowsky is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief and author or co-author of many journal articles and book chapters on topics related to international relations, the Middle East, and Arab-Palestinian refugees. Recently, he co-edited Word Crimes: Reclaiming the Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a special issue of the journal Israel Studies.

Asaf Romirowsky Ph.D., is also the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). 

View press release of SPME and ASMEA collaboration here.

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Prof. G. Larry Simpson, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Middle East and Africa

George "Larry" Simpson  taught Middle East and African History at High Point University in North Carolina for twenty-seven years before his retirement in 2020.  He received his PhD in African History in 1994 under the supervision of Professor Robert Maxon and was a Fulbright-Hayes scholar to Kenya in 1992.  He has published numerous articles and book reviews on the colonial history of Kenya and Northeast Africa as well as the modern Middle East.  Simpson has done academic fellowships with the United States Institute of Peace, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and the Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.


Suzanne K. Sloan, Senior Director, Public Affairs
Managing Editor, Journal of the Middle East and Africa

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Emily Lucas, Membership and Operations Director

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