Academics

Faculty
Program in Middle East & Islamic Studies

Dr. Martin Kramer

Ph.D., Princeton University
A.M., Princeton University
M.A., Columbia University
A.B., Princeton University

Dr. Martin Kramer is President of Shalem College. Author of the best-selling monograph Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America, Dr. Kramer is a renowned authority on contemporary Islam and Arab politics. Currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, he earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University.

During his twenty-five-year career at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Kramer directed the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, and Georgetown University, and served twice as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

Selected Publications

Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America(Washington: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2001).

Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival: The Politics of Ideas in the Middle East (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1996). Paperback edition published in 2008.

"The American Interest," Azure 26 (Autumn 2006), pp. 21-33.

  

Books

Islam Assembled: The Advent of the Muslim Congresses (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986).

 

Edited Books

The Jewish Discovery of Islam: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lewis (Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center, 1999).

The Islamism Debate (Dayan Center Papers, no. 120) (Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center, 1997).

Middle Eastern Lives: The Practice of Biography and Self-Narrative (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1991).

Shi'ism, Resistance, and Revolution (Boulder: Westview Press, 1987).

Protest and Revolution in Shiite Islam (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuhad and the Moshe Dayan Center, 1986). [Hebrew]

 

Articles

"Déjà Vu: The ABCs of Public Diplomacy in the Middle East," A Practical Guide to Winning the War on Terrorism, Adam Garfinkle, ed. (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2004), pp. 133-144.

"Nation and Assassination in the Middle East," Middle East Quarterly 11 (3) (Summer 2004), pp. 59-64.

"Policy and the Academy: An Illicit Relationship?," Middle East Quarterly 10 (1) (Winter 2003), pp. 65-73.

"Coming to Terms: Fundamentalists or Islamists?," Middle East Quarterly 10 (2) (Spring 2003), pp. 65-77.

"The Middle East in 2000: Things Come Undone," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Tel Aviv) 24 (2002), pp. 5-16.

"The Middle East in 1999: Changing Guard," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Tel Aviv) 23 (2001), pp. 5-15.

"The Middle East in 1998: American Preserve," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 22 (2001), pp. 5-15.

"The Middle East in 1997: Soft Coups for Hard Times," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 21 (2000), pp. 5-21.

"The Middle East in 1996: Rude Awakening," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 20 (1998), pp. 5-16.

"Ballots and Bullets: Islamists and the Relentless Drive for Power," Harvard International Review 19 (2) (Spring 1997), pp. 16-19, 61-62.

"The Middle East, Old and New," Daedalus 126 (2) (Spring 1997), pp. 89-112.

"Rallying Around Islam," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 17 (1995), pp. 109-153.

"The Global Village of Islam," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 16 (1994), pp. 193-226.

"Islam in the New World Order," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 15 (1993), pp. 172-205.

"The Invasion of Islam," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 14 (1992), pp. 177-207.

"An Uneasy Truce in Islam," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 12 (1990), pp. 177-204.

"Surveying the Middle East," Asian and African Studies 24 (1) (March 1990), pp. 89-107.

"Islam's Enduring Feud," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 11 (1989), pp. 153-179.

"Arabistik and Arabism: The Passions of Martin Hartmann," Middle Eastern Studies 25 (3) (July 1989), pp. 283-300.

"The Export of Islam," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Boulder) 10 (1988), pp. 127-156.

"Tragedy in Mecca," Orbis 31 (1) (Spring 1988), pp. 231-247. Reprinted in Sandstorm: Middle East Conflicts and America, D. Pipes, ed. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1993), pp. 241-267.

"The Routine of Muslim Solidarity," Middle East Contemporary Survey (Tel Aviv) 9 (1987), pp. 146-167.