Oral history interview with Shibley Telhami, 2013


Telhami, Shibley (Interviewee)
Gavrilis, George, 1972- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Shibley Telhami, 2013
Youth: education system in Haifa, parents' lives impacted by war, reflections on parenting after his mother's death, religion and language in new state of Israel, remembrances on Suez Crisis and 1967 Arab-Israeli War, left Israel for the United States in 1970; attended Queens College; first impressions of New York; studied mathematics, religion and philosophy at University of California Berkeley; 1 973 Yom Kippur War reignited interested in politics, war and peace; student of Kenneth N. Waltz; taught at Berkeley, Princeton University, Swarthmore College, University of Southern California, Ohio State University, Cornell University, University of Maryland; selected for Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship where he worked with Congressman Lee H. Hamilton and Thomas R. Pickering of the United Nations; impact of Al-Jazeera on Middle East socialization; development of ten year program to poll six Middle Eastern countries funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York; challenges and methodology of polling in Middle East; results of polling analysis; briefed the White House and State Department; thoughts on how to influence policy makers and change the world; fluid identity of being an Arab-American in the United States
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Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Political scientists--United States; Arab American scholars; International relations specialists; World politics; Arab-Israeli conflict; War of Attrition, Middle East, 1969-1970; United States Relations Middle East; Telhami, Shibley; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Council on Foreign Relations; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Center for International Development and Conflict Management
oral histories
Physical Description
51 pages; 1 digital audio file (108 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park
Interviewed by George Gavrilis on April 16, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Shibley Telhami, Gift 2014
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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