Professor Uzi Rabi
Professor Uzi Rabi spoke at The Common Good on June 2, 2011. For more information about the event, visit our page here.
About Professor Uzi Rabi:
Prof. Uzi Rabi is the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. His fields of specialization include: the modern history of states and societies in the Persian Gulf; state building in the Middle East; oil and politics in the Middle East; Iranian-Arab relations; and Sunni-Shi’i tensions. His most recent publication is the edited volume titled, International Intervention in Local Conflicts (I.B. Tauris 2010). His current book projects include: Yemen: The Anatomy of a Failed State, and Iran, Israel and the Arabs: The Changing Face of the 21st Century Middle East.
He is the director of the annual Tel Aviv University Workshop in which scholars from around the world visit Israel for a ten-day seminar on the geopolitics of Israel and its neighbors, and the history of the region and its significance in contemporary world affairs..
Prof. Rabi is the author of numerous publications, academic articles, and book reviews including: The Emergence of States in a Tribal Society: Oman Under Sa’id bin Taymur, 1932- 1970 (Sussex Academic Press 2006); Saudi Arabia, An Oil Kingdom in the Labyrinth of Religion and Politics (The Open University, 2007) in Hebrew; and Iran’s Time (HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2008) in Hebrew.
Previously Dr. Rabi served as the vice-director of the S. Daniel Abraham for Regional and International Studies at TAU. In addition, he participated in the Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University as a senior researcher. Prof. Rabi is regularly invited by the Israeli Knesset to deliver updates and briefs on current developments in the Middle East.
Here is a recap of the event from American Friends of Tel Aviv University.
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