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Shibley Telhami

Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Primary Expertise: 
Middle East
Public Policy

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and a non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. 

Telhami regularly appears on national and international radio and television and has contributed to The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. 

Telhami has written extensively on peace, the Middle East and foreign policy, including his best-selling book, The Stakes: America and the Middle East (2003). He has also authored or coauthored six other books and written numerous articles on international politics and Middle Eastern affairs. 

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Education for Employment Foundation. He has served on the board of Human Rights Watch, as well as the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has served on the U.S. Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World, which was appointed by the Department of State at the request of Congress, and he co-drafted the report of their findings, "Changing Minds, Winning Peace." 

He has long been active in foreign policy - serving in a variety of roles, including advisor to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. 

Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Philosophy and Religion, Graduate Theological Union
B.A. Mathematics, Queens College of CUNY