Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland. He is Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has previously served as a professor at Cornell University and Ohio State University, and Lecturer at Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of Southern California, among others.
Telhami’s expertise on Arab-Israeli conflict, media and political identity, and US policy in the Middle East has resulted in several prominent publications. In his article Arab and Muslim America, published in 2002, Telhami gives a telling portrait of the changing identity of Muslim and Arab Americans and the new challenges of adapting to a suspicious post-9/11 US society. He attempts to rectify the many misunderstandings of such cultures, and explain the unjustified snap racial reactions prominent following the attacks.
Publications, Articles, & Commentary
- The Stakes: America and the Middle East (Westview Press, 2002)
- Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East, co-editor with Michael Barnett (Cornell University Press, 2002)
- "Does Saudi Arabia Still Matter? Differing Perspectives on the Kingdom and Its Oil" with Fiona Hill, Foreign Affairs (November/December 2002)
- "The Persian Gulf: Understanding the American Oil Strategy" Brookings Review (Spring 2002)
- "Arab and Muslim America: A Snapshot" Brookings Review (Winter 2002)
- "Camp David II: Assumptions and Consequences" Current History (January 2001)
- "Israel: The Role of Religion (New Divide in Arab Politics in Israel)," with Shmuel Sandler and Robert Freedman, Middle East Policy (June 1999)
- "From Camp David to Wye: Changing Assumptions in Arab-Israeli Negotiations" The Middle East Journal (Summer 1999)
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