Joshua Landis

Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Associate Professor University of Oklahoma

Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma.

He writes "SyriaComment.com," a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts some 200,000 page-reads a month.

Dr. Landis publishes frequently in Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and other journals. He speaks regularly at think tanks in Washington and is a frequent analyst on TV, radio, and in print. He has appeared recently on the PBS News Hour, the Charlie Rose Show, and Frontline. He is a regular on NPR and the BBC.

He is Past-president of the Syrian Studies Association, has received several Fulbright and other grants to support his research, and won numerous prizes for his teaching.

He has lived for 4 years in Syria and 14 in the Middle East.

He was educated at Swarthmore (BA), Harvard (MA), and Princeton (PhD).

Joshua Landis