THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. SHIBLEY TELHAMI TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Shibley Telhami to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace.
Dr. Telhami, of Silver Spring, Maryland, holds the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Most recently he has been Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Near Eastern Studies Program at Cornell University and a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Among his publications are Power and Leadership in International Bargaining; The Path to the Camp David Accords (Columbia University Press, 1990); International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, ed. with Milton Esman (Cornell University Press, 1995); and numerous articles on international politics and Middle Eastern affairs. Besides his academic activities, Professor Telhami has been active in the foreign policy arena and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Telhami received a B.A. in Mathematics from Queens College of CUNY, an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from GTU-Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
The United States Institute of Peace is a bipartisan board established in 1984 by an Act of Congress to promote international peace and the resolution of international conflict without violence through education, training, research, and public information.