Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University. Prof. Feldman is also a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Prof. Feldman was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of California at Berkeley in 1980.
A biography on the website of the Belfer Center describes Feldman's career as follows:
- In 1997-2005, he was Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University and in 2001-2003, he served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. Feldman was a Senior Research Associate at the Jaffee Center since its establishment in late 1977. In 1984-87, he was director of the Jaffee Center’s Project on U.S. Foreign and Defense Policies in the Middle East and, in 1989-94, he directed the Center’s Project on Regional Security and Arms Control in the Middle East. In 1994, Feldman was a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and, in 1995-1997, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA).
Feldman received from the Anglo Israel Association £33,604 in 2009 and £81,556 in 2010. It is not clear if this money went all to Friedman or also for general organisation expenses. In 2012, Feldman gave lectures at the Conservative Middle East Council, Henry Jackson Society and the Israel Diaspora Trust.
- Israeli Nuclear Deterrence: A Strategy for the 1980s (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982);
- The Future of U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation (Washington D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1996);
- Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997);
- Bridging the Gap: A Future Security Architecture for the Middle East (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 – with Abdullah Toukan (Jordan); and,
- Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003 – with Hussein Agha, Ahmad Khalidi, and Zeev Schiff).