Paul Scham is executive director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, where he teaches courses on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is co-editor of Shared Histories (2006), which explores the role of Israeli and Palestinian historical narratives in the conflict, and is managing editor of the Israel Studies Review. He blogs at

B.A. at Columbia University; J.D. at University of California at Berkeley

Countries of Expertise:
Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan

Issues of Expertise:
Middle East Peace Process, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Israeli Politics, Israeli History, Hamas