MEET THE PRESENTERS
Edelman, Samuel M.
Samuel M. Edelman, Ph.D., is the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and one of the founding faculty members of the Academic Council for Israel. He is also an academic fellow for Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami’s Miller Center for Judaic Studies. He is the former director of the Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Affairs department. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Edelman is also a frequent lecturer on world affairs issues for the high-end cruise ship industry.
Engle, Stephen D.
Stephen D. Engle, Ph.D., is a professor of history, a prize-winning author, and director of the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency. He is a past Fulbright Scholar to Germany, a C-Span lecturer in American history, Andrew Mellon Fellow, and is currently a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s Associates Program. In 2016, he was named Florida Atlantic University’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year and in 2019, he was appointed FAU's Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA.