College Park, Md - Are you a journalist seeking expert insight and new perspectives on the Palestine/Israel conflict? Our faculty experts at the University of Maryland are delving into the decades-long conflict from various angles, offering their takes on historical context and political consequences.
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Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, and the Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll. His work explores foreign policy, focusing on political identity, public opinion and the impact of information revolution on attitudes.
Ilai Saltzman is the Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies with a specialization in Israeli foreign and security policy and Israeli politics and society.
Marwa Maziad, a visiting lecturer, explores Middle East regional politics and military affairs.
Scott Lasensky served as a Senior Policy Advisor on Israel, the Middle East and Jewish affairs in the Obama administration from 2011-2017. His work focuses on US-Israel relations and the American Jewish community.
- Morad Elsana is a research scholar whose work concentrates on Palestinian human rights including eviction and displacement, house demolition, racial justice and education.
- Joshua Shifrinson specializes in contemporary international security, with his research engaging on broad issues of great power politics, U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic history.