Bernard Wasserstein is an expert on the Middle East, and modern Jewish issues in particular. Bernard Wasserstein was born in London in 1948 and educated in Glasgow and Leicester. He studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford. His academic positions include: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1995. President, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, 1996-2000. Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow 2000-3. Fellow, National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 2002-3. Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of Modern European Jewish History, University of Chicago 2003- . Visiting Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2004-5.