Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Professor University of Oklahoma. Lived 4 years in Syria and 14 in the Middle East.
Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and 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).