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Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland

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Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he taught at several universities, including Cornell, Ohio State, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science.Telhami has also been active in the foreign policy arena and has advised both Republican and Democratic administrations on the Middle East. He has served as Advisor to the US Mission to the UN (1990-91), advised the State Department 2009-11, and was part of the Iraq Study Group, among others. He has contributed to the Washington Post, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times and regularly appears on national and international radio and television. He specializes is U.S. policy in the Middle East, including Gulf and Energy Security, Arab Public opinion, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.Telhami’s newest books (both 2013) are The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East (Single authored); and The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab Israeli Peace, 1989-2011 (co-authored). His best-selling book, The Stakes: America and the Middle East (Westview Press, 2003; updated version, 2004) was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the top five books on the Middle East in 2003. His other publications include Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords, International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East, and A Decade of Reflections on Peace.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Shibley Telhami and other top speakers and celebrities.

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