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Mourning the Loss of Nelson Mandela

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland joins the Mandela family, the people of South Africa, and millions of admirers around the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. A man of extraordinary wisdom, compassion, and bold leadership, Mandela inspired, and will continue to inspire people in every corner of the globe.

President Mandela honored the Sadat Chair and the University of Maryland community by delivering the Sadat Lecture for Peace in November 2001, before an audience of 10,000 admirers. As the nation was reeling from the horror of 9/11, and while the university itself was recovering from the impact of a painful tornado that resulted in death and destruction, Mandela’s presence and words were healing and memorable. He touched us all, and left the world—and the University of Maryland—a better place.


Newly Released Books

The World Through Arab Eyes
The Peace Puzzle
Into the Desert

2013 Public Opinion Poll and Report 

Report: Israeli and Palestinian Public Opinion on Negotiating a Final Status Peace Agreement

Questionnaire: Israeli and Palestinian Public Opinion on Negotiating a Final Status Peace Agreement

2012 Public Opinion Polls and Reports 

Israeli Public Opinion after the November Gaza War

Americans on the Middle East: A Study of American Public Opinion

2012 Egypt Presidential Election Poll

2012 Egypt Presidential Election Poll Key Findings

Americans on Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Program

American Public Opposes Israel Striking Iran

The 2012 Israeli Public Opinion Survey

2012 Israel Poll Methodology


2011 Public Opinion Polls and Reports

The 2011 Public Opinion Polls of Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel

The 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll

A New Sadat Chair /PIPA Poll on American Attitudes on the 9/11 Decade (Report)

Sadat Chair / PIPA Poll on American Public

Opinion toward Arab Revolutions (Report)

The American Public and The Arab Awakening Poll


2010 Public Opinion Polls and Reports

The 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll

Israeli Arab/Palestinian Public Opinion Survey

Israeli Jewish Public Opinion Survey

US Public Opinion Survey



Last updated -March 12, 2014

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Recent Publications

America Has a Plan. And No, It's not One Israel Would Like, Foreign Policy, March 5, 2014

Where is the Israeli Public on Iran?, Brookings, December 7, 2013

President Obama's Confused Logic on Syria, Politico, September 10, 2013

President Obama's Confused Logic on Syria, Politico, September 10, 2013

Questioning Credibility , Foreign Policy, September 6, 2013

Egypt’s Identity Crisis, Washington Post, August 16, 2013

Is Kerry Right to Put Peace First?, Foreign Policy, July 22, 2013

What Just Happened in Egypt?, Reuters, July 4, 2013

Behind the Abdication of Qatar's Emir, Reuters, June 26, 2013

The Limits of U.S. Influence in Israel, Reuters, January 22, 2013

Who's the Bigger Friend to Israel--And Do Voters Really Care?, Al-Monitor, October 23, 2012

Brace Yourself for More, but Panic is Not a Policy, Politico, September 17, 2012

The Perils of Tough Talk, The American Interest, July/August 2012

What do Egyptians want?, Politico, May 21, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Trails in Race for Egypt's Presidency: UMD Poll, University of Maryland, May 21, 2012

Recent Media Appearances

Telhami discusses the request to recognize a Jewish State on NPR's All Things Considered, Macrh 11, 2014

Dr.Telhami speaks with Cathy Lewis on HearSay, Macrh 5, 2014

Shibley Telhami Discusses Recently Declassified Documents on Camp David Peace Talks on NPR, November 20, 2013

Professor Telhami Talks The World Through Arab Eyes on UCTV, November 11, 2013

Shibley Telhami on C-SPAN covering Syria and U.S. Foreign Policy, September 17, 2013

Professor Telhami Discusses Obama's Struggle Regarding Syria and Syria in the Media on CNN's Reliable Source,September 8, 2013

Professor Telhami on NPR: Arab World Debates How U.S. Should Respond To Syria, September 5, 2013

Professor Telhami answers "What will the new Egypt be?" on WTOP, August 21, 2013

Professor Telhami on WWRL with Mark Riley gives insight on the state of Egypt, August 15, 2013

Shibley Telhami talks Egypt on WTOP, August 14, 2013

Shibley Telhami Discusses Middle East as 'Political Hotspot' on CNBC, August 5, 2013

Telhami on KPFK Talks The World Through Arab Eyes, August 4, 2013

Shibley Telhami Moderates the Attitudes from Tehran Symposium at the New America Foundation, August 1, 2013

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