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Daniel Pipes      

Foreign Policy Expert & President of The Middle East Forum

Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum and a historian. A columnist for The Washington Times and The Spectator, his special interests include the public role of Islam, Turkey, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the liberal-conservative divide. He is currently writing a book titled "Israel Victory: How to Achieve Peace with the Palestinians."

His website, DanielPipes.org, offers an archive of his work and an opportunity to sign up to receive e-mails of his current writings. With 87 million page visits, it is one of the Internet's most accessed sources of specialized information on the Middle East and Muslim history.

Mr. Pipes received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University, both in history, and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt. Mr. Pipes speaks French, and reads Arabic and German. He has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He was affiliated with Princeton in 1977-78 and a fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2008-12. He served in five presidential administrations between 1982 and 2005, including two presidentially-appointed positions, vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1986-93.

Speech Topics

The Bush Administration and the Middle East

An Assessment Islam in the United States


The Five I's

Europe or Eurabia

Islam and the Continent's Future

The Threat to Israel's Existence

Why It's Back, How to Deal with It

Lawful Islamism

A Greater Threat than Terrorism?


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