Bruce Stanley is a Professor of International Relations at Richmond, where he teaches politics of international law, global governance, security studies, politics of the Middle East, and conflict and peace studies. He has served as a consultant to the EU, USAID, the Quakers and various NGO donors; was Country Director in Palestine for a development NGO; and has served on the Boards of a number of NGOs supporting human rights.
He has taught in the postgraduate programmes at SOAS, the University of Exeter, and Syracuse University. Dr. Stanley helped develop and manage International Relations departments at Rhodes College, University of Pennsylvania, Huron University, and Hult International Business School, and served as Provost and Executive Director for branch campuses of other universities. He has led semester-long study abroad programmes in Jerusalem and Amman.
His scholarship includes contributions on issues of conflict resolution, social movements, Israel/Palestine, and global cities; he is currently writing a book on ‘Middle East City Networks’, and a chapter for an edited volume on resilience in the Middle East/North African city.
- “The Settler-Colonial Paradigm and Naqab Bedouin Studies’ (Review Article). Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies 15.1 (2016): 129-134.
- “Searching for Peace and Justice in the Middle East: Quaker Engagement with the People and Issues of the Region: Parts One and Two” (April – June 2010 and July – September 2010) The Jordanian Diplomat 1:2 and 1:3. Online publication of the Jordanian Institute for Diplomacy www.id.gov.jo/documents/2_JDeplomat_en.pdf and www.id.gov.jo/documents/3_JDeplomat_en.pdf
- “Cities in the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopaedia“. ABC-CLIO, 2007, Co-editor and author of over thirty of the entries
- “Crafting the Arab Media for Peace-building: Donors, Dialogue and Disasters” Chapter Nine in Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life, edited by Naomi Sakr, I.B. Tauris 200
- “Cities and Conflict: an Introduction” in Conflict in Focus, Issue 15 (December 2006), Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute for Diplomacy, Amman.
- “Middle East city networks and the “new urbanism” in Cities” 22:3 (June 2005): 189-199. Special issue on Cities in the Middle East, based on a paper presented at a Conference on Cities in the Middle East”, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, January 2004
- “The Role of Civil Society in Conflict Prevention” in Conflict in Focus, Issue 4 (Dec. 2004), Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute for Diplomacy, Amman.
- “Back to the Developmental Future: (Re)empowering the Gulf’s City-System” in Gulf Papers: March 2005, Gulf Research Center, Dubai. www.grc.ae
- “City Wars or Cities of Peace: (Re) Integrating the Urban into Conflict Resolution” GaWC Research Bulletin #123, 2003. www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/rb/rb123.html
- “Going Global: Wannabe World Cities in the Middle East” Chapter 12 in Emerging Issues in the 21ST Century World-System: (Vol. 1) Crises and Resistance in the 21st Century World-System. Wilma A. Dunaway (ed.) Praeger, Westport, CT. (2003)
- “New Information Technology Resources on the Middle East” in Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 33:1 (Summer 1999)
- “Integrating the New World Bank Statistical Database into the Teaching of International and Comparative Political Economy Courses” in CHEER (Computers in Higher Education Economics Review) Vol. 11:2 (September 1997)
- “Project ICONS: Simulating International Political Economy via the Internet” in CHEER (Computers in Higher Education Economics Review) Vol. 10:2 (June 1996)
- “Drawing from the Well: Syria and the Persian Gulf” in Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 14:2 (Winter 1990)
- “Raising the Flag over Jerusalem” in American Arab Affairs, #26 (Fall 1988)
- “Fragmentation in National Liberation Movements: The PLO‘ in Orbis 22:4 (Winter 1979)