Professor Uzi Rabi
Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Professor 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 most recent publication is the edited volume International Intervention in Local Conflicts (I.B. Tauris 2010).
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. Rabi is also 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. Dr. Rabi is regularly invited by the Israeli Knesset to deliver updates and briefs on current developments in the Middle East.
Dr. Rabi was hosted by The Common Good in 2011: The Changing Face of the Middle East with Professor Uzi Rabi.