Sanford R. Silverburg is a professor emeritus from the Department of History and Politics at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC. He earned his Ph.D from The American University, School of International Service with a specialty in international relations, international law, and government and politics of the Middle East. While a faculty member at Catawba College, he was awarded numerous grants, fellowships, and scholarships, including the Swink Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, the Trustee Award for Outstanding Service to Catawba College, and an awardee of a First Family Scholarship at Catawba for distribution to incoming Freshmen.
His current interest is in international law and its impact on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. To this end, he is the editor of Palestine and International Law. He has to his credit a number of other books and journal articles that have appeared internationally, from Indonesia to India to the United Arab Emirates and in Israel. Additionally, he is a book reviewer for a number of journals and library associations. He has served as a lecturer and participant in academic settings in England, Palestine, and Belgium.