In the remembrance that follows, we pay tribute to the late Naseer H. Aruri, who passed away on 10 February 2015. After serving on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for over three decades, Aruri retired as chancellor professor (emeritus) of political science in 1998. Aruri, who was born in Palestine in 1934, came to the United States as a twenty-year-old to pursue his college education and he devoted the rest of his life to the study and advancement of Middle Eastern, and particularly Palestinian, politics, as well as U.S. Middle East foreign policy, and human rights. His stature both as a scholar and unswerving advocate of justice and equality for all in the land of his birth and further afield earned him the unconditional admiration and love of his many students, colleagues, and fellow intellectuals.
Fouad Moughrabi is emeritus professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Elaine Hagopian is professor emerita of sociology at Simmons College in Boston.