Biography of Martin Kramer
Martin Kramer is Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and President-designate of Shalem College. He is also the Wexler-Fromer Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and National Security Studies Program Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Author of the best-selling monograph, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America, he is on the editorial board of the Middle East Quarterly.
An authority on contemporary Islam and Arab politics, Dr. Kramer earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. During a twenty-five-year career at Tel Aviv University, he directed the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies; taught as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, and Georgetown University; and served twice as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.