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Shilbley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Telhami served as Advisor to the US Mission to the UN (1990-91), advisor to Congressman Lee Hamilton, and Special Advisor to George Mitchell, President Obama’s Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. His books include The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011, co-authored with Daniel Kurtzer et al. (2013), and The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East (2013). Telhami earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.