Anwar Sadat Profesor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, Telhami is one of the nation's foremost experts on Arab public opinion. A past Advisor to the US Mission to the United Nation and the U.S. State Department. Along with serving on the Iraq Study Group as a member of the Strategic Environment Working Group. A frequent commentator and contributor to numerous media outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and NPR. The author of several books: The Stakes: America and the Middle East (Westview Press, 2003), Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords (1990), International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, edited with Milton Esman (1995), Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East edited with Michael Barnett (2002), The Sadat Lectures: Words and Images on Peace, 1997-2008, editor (2010), and the forthcoming US Diplomacy in the Middle East 1989-2009, co-authored with Dan Kurtzer. Telhami received his Ph.D in political science at University of California-Berkeley and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute.