Dr. Peter Gubser, author of many books and articles on the Middle East, spent his professional life working for international nongovernmental organization. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University, St. Antony’s College; an M.A. from the American University of Beirut; and a B.A. from Yale University. He gives talks and seminars at professional, academic, civic, and governmental institutions in the United States and abroad, and served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Over the years, Dr. Gubser travelled in all the lands that Saladin conquered for his empire.