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Martin Kramer


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Martin Kramer was The Washington Institute's Wexler-Fromer Fellow and author of its best-selling monograph, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.

Biography

Martin Kramer was The Washington Institute's Wexler-Fromer Fellow and author of its bestselling monograph, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America. 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. He was later a senior fellow at Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, where he founded and coconvened Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH).

Currrently, Dr. Kramer is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. His popular website offers alternative readings of Islam and the Arab world.

 

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Publications

Rules of Engagement:

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Policy Focus

Ivory Towers on Sand:

October 1, 2001

Monographs and Special Studies

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