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Martin Kramer

Koret Distinguished Fellow

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Martin Kramer is The Washington Institute's Koret Distinguished Fellow and author of one of its most widely read monographs, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.

Biography

Martin Kramer is The Washington Institute's Koret Distinguished Fellow and author of one of its most widely read monographs, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.

An authority on the history and politics of the Middle East, Dr. Kramer earned his doctorate at Princeton University under the supervision of Bernard Lewis. He then spent twenty-five years at Tel Aviv University, where he directed the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He later became the founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel’s first liberal arts college, where he continues to teach the modern history of the Middle East.

Dr. Kramer has taught as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Georgetown University, and The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He has also served as a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington and Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

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Publications

The Lines That Bind: 100 Years of Sykes-Picot

December 19, 2016

Policy Focus

Rules of Engagement:

June 20, 2011

Policy Focus

Ivory Towers on Sand:

October 1, 2001

Monographs

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