Martin Kramer is President of Shalem College in Jerusalem. He is also the Wexler-Fromer Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University, and served twice as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. While a senior fellow at Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, he founded and co-convened Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH).
His authored and edited books include Islam Assembled; Shi’ism, Resistance and Revolution; Middle Eastern Lives; Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival; The Islamism Debate; The Jewish Discovery of Islam; and Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.