Osamah Khalil has been appointed Assistant Professor of History in Maxwell School’s Department of History. Osamah Khalil is a historian of the United States and the modern Middle East, focusing on the history of U.S. foreign policy in the region. His current research examines the relationship between the national security state and the origins and expansion of Middle East studies and ex- pertise. He recently completed his dissertation entitled “At the Crossroads of Empire: the United States, the Middle East, and the Politics of Knowledge, 1902-2002” at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.A. cum laude from Temple University and an MPH from the School of Public Health at Yale, in addition to an MA in history from Berkeley. Professor Khalil teaches courses on U.S. Foreign Policy, the Global Cold War, America and the Middle East, and the history of international relations.