Martin Kramer chosen to serve as founding president of Shalem College

Martin Kramer chosen to

Martin Kramer has been chosen by the Board of the Shalem Center to serve as founding president of Shalem College, the institution announced in a press statement Monday night. Kramer was chosen for being a "scholar possessing an outstanding academic reputation in Israel and abroad; the ability to articulate the vision of Shalem College in a clear and compelling manner; and the proven leadership abilities to bring this bold new venture to fruition." Kramer had previously been a professor in Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University, where he also headed the prestigious Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Cornell, and Brandeis Universities, and has a long-time affiliation with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Before being appointed to head Shalem Center, Kramer was a Senior Fellow at our Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies. Kramer's appointment is seen as "a significant step towards launching Shalem College," a higher-learning institute in the spirit of the Center. The Jerusalem Post published an interview with him last week, in which he spoke of his vision for the college.