Joshua Landis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Joshua M. Landis is Associate Professor in the School of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He also serves as a Faculty in Residence Professor for the Walker Center residence hall at the University of Oklahoma.[1]


He earned his BA from Swarthmore College, MA from Harvard University, and PhD from Princeton University. He's fluent in Arabic and French and has studied Turkish, Italian and Ottoman. He was brought up in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and has lived in various countries of the Middle East, such as Syria, Egypt, and Turkey. In all, he has lived for 14 years in the Middle East. He has received three Fulbright grants and a Social Science Research Council award.


Landis is the webmaster of Syria Comment, which is a blog about Syrian politics, history, and religion. It has been published since May 2004. Dr. Landis regularly travels to Washington DC to consult with government agencies. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award at his university.

He is a frequent analyst on TV and radio, like on PBS News Hour, Charlie Rose Show in 2012,[2] CNN and Fox News. He has been widely quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, recently (7 May 2014) in Time,[3] and comments frequently for NPR and BBC radio. He has spoken at the Brookings Institution, USIP, Middle East Institute, and Council on Foreign Relations.[citation needed]

Landis' recent news appearances can be found here on his homepage.

He taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Wake Forest University, and Princeton University before moving to the University of Oklahoma.


  1. ^ "Professor’s blog keeps OU in the news, world informed on Mideast nation". 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  2. ^ Charlie Rose Show: "Crisis in Syria," with Thomas L. Friedman, Fouad Ajami, Joshua Landis and Anne-Marie Slaughter, February 6, 2012:
  3. ^ See here via his homepage, retrieved 1 September 2014.

External links[edit]

Articles written by Joshua Landis: