Susan Kerr van de Ven
With a Foreword by Saad Eddin Ibrahim
On January 18, 1984, Malcolm Kerr, president of the American
University of Beirut and a respected scholar of Middle East politics, was
shot in the back of the head as he stepped out of an elevator on his way
One Family’s Response to Terrorism is a stunning portrait of the
intimate way in which violence pulls lives apart, of an American family
caught on the stage of Middle East politics, and of the moral choices
required in seeking justice.
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Susan Kerr van de Ven was born in 1958 at the American University
Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. As a child she lived in the United States,
Egypt, Lebanon, France, England, and Tunisia. She earned a master’s
degree in Middle Eastern studies and a doctorate in education from
Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, England.
6 x 9, 202 pages, 17 black-and-white illustrations, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index