Fogelson Honors Forum presents Dr. Shibley Telhami on Jan. 21

Dr. Shibley Telhami is an expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly on the role of the news media in shaping political identity and public opinion in the region.

Dr. Shibley Telhami is an expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly on the role of the news media in shaping political identity and public opinion in the region.


The 2014-2015 Fogelson Honors Forum, presented by John V. Roach Honors College, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Ed Landreth Auditorium. This year’s guest is Dr. Shibley Telhami, speaking on what is at stake between America and the Middle East, also the subject of a book he published a decade ago. He most recently published work is The World Through Arab Eyes.

Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park and a nonresident senior fellow of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Telhami was born into an Arab family in Israel and has spoken on his experience as an Arab Israeli at the Palestine Center. He is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and English, writes op-ed pieces in various periodicals and also appears on radio (often C-SPAN and NPR) and television (public affairs programs such as This Week and Nightline).

Before coming to the University of Maryland, he taught at Cornell University, Ohio State University, University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science.

Admission is free. For more information, go to www.fogelson.tcu.edu.