Prof. Mohamed Rabie
Prof. Rabie has so far published a total of 43 books in English and Arabic. English books include: The Politics of Foreign Aid (Praeger, 1988); A Vision for the Transformation of the Middle East (Center for Educational Development, 1990); The New World Order (Vantage Press, 1992); Conflict Resolution and the Middle East Peace Process (Duetsches Orient Institut, Hamburg, 1993); Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (Praeger, 1994); the US-PLO Dialogue (University Press of Florida, 1995); The Making of History (Authors Choice, 2001); Saving Capitalism and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, May, 2013); Global Economic and Cultural Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, October, 2013); and A Theory of Sustainable Sociocultural and Economic Development, Palgrave Macmillan, January 2016.
Major books in Arabic include: The Brain Drain, Kuwait University, 1972; Economy and Society, Publishing Press, Kuwait, 1973; the Other Side of the Arab Defeat, Riad El-Rayyes Books, London, 1987; the Making of American Foreign Policy, Dar Al-Carmel, Amman, Jordan, 1990; The Making of the Arab Future, Bahsoon Publishing House, Beirut, Lebanon, 2000; Leadership and the Making of History, Al-Yazouri publishing House, Amman, 2009; Culture and the Arab Identity Crisis, Arab Thought Forum, Amman, 2010; Arabs’ Self-Destruction, Naaman Cultural House, Beirut, 2013; the Making of History, Al-Yazouri publishing House, Amman, 2014; Sustainable Societal Development, Al-Yazouri publishing House, Amman, 2014; Arabs in the Eye of the Storm, Al-Yazouri publishing House, Amman, 2015. In addition, Dr. Rabie published in Arabic a short story, A Journey with Worries; two novels, Escape in the Sun's Eye, and Jahlawad Kingdom; and 3 books of poetry, in addition to his memoirs of 5 books, Memories that defy Forgetting; and more than 60 scholarly papers and over 1000 newspaper articles.
Prof. Rabie had served in the mid-1970s as a board member of the Arab Fund for Technical Assistance for African Countries; and the steering committee of the Euro-Arab Dialogue. Currently, Dr. Rabie is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, a member of the Arab Thought Forum and the American Sociological Association as well as the board of the UNESCO–sponsored "Book in a Newspaper," project, and a few other associations. Between 1972 and 1976, Dr. Rabie was the founding editor of the Social Sciences Quarterly published by Kuwait University; and between 1983 and 1985, he served as the executive director of the Institute of Palestinian Studies in Washington DC.
Prof. Rabie has participated in tens of conferences, seminars, and dialogue groups in more than fifty countries. Between 1989 and 1992, he was a member of the Harvard University team and the Brookings Institutions working group to advance peace and economic development in the Middle East. He was also a board member of the Search for Common Ground Middle East Initiative, which is based on the ideas he articulated in his booklet, A Vision for the Transformation of the Middle East. Dr. Rabie is the recipient of several grants and awards as student and professor from American, Egyptian, German, Jordanian, Kuwaiti and UN agencies and foundations.
In 1985 Dr. Rabie predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union in a lecture at Germany’s most prestigious Institute for Economics and Politics (Stiftung wiesenschaft und politics); and in 1988 he conceived the idea of the US-PLO dialogue, drafted the original document that guided negotiations, and coordinated the secret contacts between the US and the PLO that led the US government to recognize the PLO, open a dialogue with it, and launch the peace process. In 1992, Prof. Rabie predicted the Great Recession in his book, The New World Order, but the recession was delayed by some 10 years due to the unexpected advent of the Internet. And as for “The Arab Spring,” he predicted the scenario of the political upheaval and the Islamic forces ascension to power in more than one article and in his book, the Making of the Arab Future published in 2000, as well as in a poem written in 1994.