Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum is a leading historian and expert on the modern Middle East, specializing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. He teaches Middle Eastern history in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. For many years he was Visiting Fellow and Contributor to the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order at the Hoover Institution, and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Visiting Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, all at Stanford University. Most recently he was Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, where he is currently an Affiliate Scholar.
Teitelbaum is in demand as a speaker on Middle Eastern, Israeli and Jewish affairs. He is a frequent featured speaker at the annual Policy Conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) . Teitelbaum consults to several US and Israeli government agencies as well as private companies.
Prof. Teitelbaum’s scholarly journal contributions focus on the Arabian Peninsula since the nineteeth century. He has published in leading journals such as Cambridge University’s The Historical Journal, Middle East Journal, Middle Eastern Studies, and Die Welt des Islams. His most recent book is Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape (Stanford, Hoover Institution Press).
He blogs at The Times of Israel.