Martin Sherman is the academic director of the Jerusalem Summit and lectures in Political Science and Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also a research fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Dr Sherman holds degrees in Physics and Geology (B.Sc.), Business Administration (MBA) and Political Science (Ph.D.).
He served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli intelligence community.
From 1990-91 he held the post of ministerial advisor to the Israeli government, and has testified as an expert before Joint Economic Committee of US Congress in a hearing on economic and security trends in the Middle East.
Dr. Sherman is a long standing director on the boards of several Israeli commercial companies.
His academic publications include two books, The Politics of Water in The Middle East, (Macmillan,1999) and Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International Conflict, (Macmillan, 1998), as well as several articles in journals such as the Middle East Quarterly, The Journal of Strategic Studies, The Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, The Journal of Theoretical Politics, Nations and Nationalism, and Nationalism & Ethnic Politics. He acted the Academic Coordinator of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference in 2001 and 2002.
Dr. Sherman writes extensively on security political and economic issues in the Israeli national press in both English and Hebrew.