Ghada Talhami


PhD African History  University of Illinois- Chicago
MA U.S. Foreign Policy University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA Liberal Arts Western College for Women


Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. Palestine in the Egyptian Press: From al-Ahram to al-Ahali (Lexington Books 2007)

Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. Palestinian Refugees: Pawns to Political Actors (Nova Science Publishers 2003) 

Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. Syria and the Palestinians: The Clash of Nationalisms  (University Press of Florida, 2001)  

Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. The Mobilization of Muslim Women in Egypt  (University Press of Florida,1996)

Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. Palestine and the Egyptian National Identity (Praeger, 1992)

Ghada Hashem Talhami, author. Suakin and Massawa under Egyptian Rule, 1865-1885  (University Press of America, 1979)


“The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide: North America and the Middle East.” Irving Epstein, General Editor; Ghada Talhami, Volume Editor, 2007

“Forward: The Travails of the Arab Intellectual,” in Ibrahim Abu Rabi’, Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab Intellectual History, London: Pluto Press, 2004

“The Oxford Round Table: European, Muslim and Female,” Middle East Policy, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer, 2004

“Muslims, Islamists and the Cold War,” Small Wars and Insurgencies,published by Frank Cass, London, Vol. 14, No.2, Summer, 2003

“Arab Women and the Attack of September 11, 2000,” in Gokhan Bacik and Bulent Aras, eds., September 11 and World Politics, Fatih University Press Istanbul, Turkey, 2004

“Women, Education and Development in the Arab Gulf  Countries,” Emirates Occasional Papers, published by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, December, 2003

“Whither the Social Network of Islam?,” Muslim World, Vol. 91, Nos. 3 & 4, Fall, 2001

“A War to End all Peace,”  National Strategy Forum Review, Vol. 12, Issue 1, Fall, 2002

“Arab Women and the Attack of September 11, 2001,” in: Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Special issue: “September 11 and American Hegemony Revisited

“Islam, Arab Nationalism and the Military in Syria,” Middle East Policy, Vol. VIII, No. 3, December, 2001

Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century: Transformation and Strife, in: The Middle East in Turmoil, ed. John V. Canfield, Vol. I, Nova Science Publishers, 2002

“Women and Philanthropy in Palestine and Egyptian Societies,” in Kathleen McCarthty’s Women, Religion and Philanthropy, University Press of Indiana, 2001

“Peace Movements: Middle East and the Arab World,: The Encyclopedia of Women, Routledge, 2000

The Modern History of Islamic Jerusalem: Academic Myths and Propaganda. in Middle East Policy, Vol. VII, No. 2, March 2000

Invited Talks

“The Palestinians in Iraq,” paper presented at the second annual meeting of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Amman, Jordan (Summer 2007)

“Arab-Americans in the Political Process,” the Chicago Cultural Center, sponsored by the Mayor’s Arab Advisory Commission, November, 2004

“Palestinian Approaches to Peace,” the Tikkun conference of the Chicago Chapter, Loyola University, Chicago, March, 2004

“The Future of the Palestinian State,” The Hartigan Lecture,  Loyola University’s Department of Political Science, March 24, 2004

“Arab Perspectives on US Foreign Policy,” AAUW Lake-Bluff-Lake Forest, April 13, 2004

“Saudi-American Relations,” Muslim Students Association of Northwestern University’s Medical School, Chicago, May, 2003

“Saudi-American Relations,” World Affairs Council, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 2003

“The Middle East after September 11,” North Park University, Chicago, April, 2003

“The Middle East Through Arab Eyes,”  Harper College, Palatine, April, 2003

“Palestinian Burdens and American Challenges,”  The Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, February 2003

“Challenges before Palestinians and Israelis Today,” American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Kentucky and the Arab-American
Association of Louisville, Kentucky, December 15, 2002

“The War with Iraq: What are the Political and Security Costs?” Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Young Professionals Club, November 20, 2002

“Muslims, September 11, and the Cold War,” Chicago Historical Society with Newton Minow, September 10, 2002

“Palestine in the Twentieth Century,”  Roosevelt University ‘s Adult Education Center, Schaumburg, Il., November 18, 2002

“Palestinian Challenges,” Ramallah Federation’s annual meeting, Chicago, July 5, 2002

“In Honor of Rosemary Ruether,” Garrett Seminary, April 3, 2002

“Palestine’s Current Problems,” Moraine Valley College, February 20, 2002

“The Arab Israeli Conflict,”  The College of Lake County, June 14, 2001

“Islamophobia and its Implications,” School of the Art Institute, November 14, 2001

“Islam and Christianity,” Sponsored by Philosophy Department of Marquette University, April 25, 2001

“Syria and Assad,” Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago, August 11, 2000

Awards and Honors

Lifetime Achievement Award, by Palestinian-American Women’s Society, 2003

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award.  Lectureship at University of Damascus, Syri, Fall 1997

Recipient of the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership at Lake Forest College, 1994

Great Teacher Award, by vote of senior class at Lake Forest College, 1990

Associate Member of University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 1988-to the present

Fellow, Midwest Faculty Seminar, University of Chicago, 1987

International Award, Operation PUSH, Chicago, IL, 1981

Research Assistantship, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1973-74

Helen Peabody Scholar, Western College for Women, 1962