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Jack George Shaheen

Jack George Shaheen, American communications educator. Scholar-diplomat Department State, 1980; Fulbright scholar, 1975, 82; Oxford Research fellow, 2004.


  • Shaheen, Jack George was born on September 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Jack and Nazara (Jacob) Shaheen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1969.


    • Entertainment director United States Special Services, Berlin, Germany, 1960-1963. Special programs director University of California at Los Angeles, 1965-1967. Assistant instructor mass communications University Missouri, Columbia, 1967-1969.

      Professor mass communications Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1969-1994. Consultant Institute for International Research Inc., Washington, since 1986. Consultant middle east affairs Columbia Broadcasting System News, since 1994.


    • Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
    • revised and updated edition A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs Award-winning film authority Jack G.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Eastern Orthodox Church



    Tennis, swimming.


    • Married Bernice Marie Rafeedie, January 22, 1966. Children: Michael A., Michele L.
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    Born September 21, 1935
    • 1957
      Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • 1964
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1969
      University Missouri
    • 1960 - 1963
      Entertainment director, United States Special Services
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1965 - 1967
      special programs director, University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1967 - 1969
      assistant, instructor mass communications University Missouri
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1969 - 1994
      professor, mass communications Southern Illinois University
      Edwardsville, Illinois, United States