Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He received his PhD from Harvard University. Renowned author with 16 books published, the upcoming one entitled; “The History of the Middle East from the Rise of Islam to the Arab Spring” (Oxford University Press, 2022).
Leading advisor for the last four US presidential administrations, the UN, governments in Europe and the Middle East. He is on the board of a number of organisations involved in Middle East affairs and violence prevention.