Shibley Telhami

University of Maryland, College Park

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, 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 University, and Princeton University.

Telhami has served as advisor to the U.S. Mission to the UN (1990-91), advisor to former Congressman Lee Hamilton, and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Trilateral U.S.-Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Incitement Committee, which was mandated by the Wye River Agreements. He also served on the Iraq Study Group as a member of the Strategic Environment Working Group.

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

His publications include The Stakes: America and the Middle East and Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords.

Featured Work

NOV 14, 2016 Podcast

Perceptions of Muslims and Islam in the U.S. in Light of Trump's Victory

What will Trump's victory mean for American Muslims? How have attitudes towards them changed over the years? (The answer may surprise you.) How does this ...

Shibley Telhami

JUN 10, 2013 Podcast

The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

While domestic injustices and the information revolution were key factors, Dr. Telhami argues it's impossible to understand the Arab uprisings without also referring to foreign ...

Shibley Telhami

OCT 15, 2010 Podcast

Can Obama Please Both Arabs and Israelis? What the Polls and History Tell Us

Despite Obama's rhetoric, most Arabs still see America through the prism of pain of the Arab-Israeli conflict, says Telhami, and a majority of Arabs and ...