Martin Kramer is a historian of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University (and past director of its Middle East center), and the Walter P. Stern Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
He was the founding president of Shalem College, a liberal arts school in Jerusalem, and first chair of its Middle East and Islamic studies program. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at Brandeis, Chicago, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard (Olin Institute), Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and the Wilson Center in Washington. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Princeton, where he wrote his thesis under the supervision of Bernard Lewis.
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; Ivory Towers on Sand; and The War on Error.