Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Among his publications are Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords, his best-selling book, The Stakes: America and the Middle East, which was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the top five books on the Middle East in 2003, The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East, and The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011.
He has advised every U.S. administration from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.
He was selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York along with the New York Times as one of the "Great Immigrants" for 2013. He is also a recipient of the University of Maryland’s Honors College 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award and was recently selected as a 2018-2019 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.