Edmund Ghareeb is an internationally recognized expert on US-Arab relations and the Middle East, Kurds, Arab, and American media. He has also served as a professor at Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Virginia, Pepperdine University, and McGill University.

Professor Ghareeb was the American University's Center for Global Peace's first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar in residence in Kurdish Studies. He launched the first regularly offered courses on the Kurdish history, politics and society in the US. Dr. Ghareeb has also served in the past as coordinator for the Middle East program at the School of International Service. He also was a president and vice-president of the Arab American University Graduates Association, and Vice President of the Shaybani Society of International Law. 

Edmund Ghareeb is an author, co-author, and editor of several widely acclaimed books including, Kurdish Nationalist Movement and War in the Gulf.  His Arabic language works include American Policies toward the Arab World, The Gulf Strategic Report and The Information Revolution in the Arab World

Dr. Ghareeb is an analyst and frequent commentator for major media outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and Fox News, in the US, the Arab world, and Europe. He has written and lectured widely (in the US, Europe and the Arab world) on Iraq, the Kurds, the Gulf region, US-Arab relations, US media coverage of the Middle East and the Information Revolution in the Arab World, The Arab Spring, Ethnic and Religious Identities in the Middle East.