David Menashri, Dept of Middle Eastern & African History
Short Curriculum Vitae (highlights):
David Menashri (Ph.D., 1982; Tel Aviv University) is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and African History. He currently serves as the head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African Histo
ry and is Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He has been a Visiting Fulbright scholar at Princeton University and Cornell University. In the late 1970's he spent two years conducting research and field
study in Iran on the eve of the Islamic Revolution. His research and teachings focus on the social and political history of modern Iran, education and Modernization in the Middle East, Islamic Radicalism, Shi`i political thought and Persian Gulf and Cent
ral Asian affairs.
Major publications (books and major articles):
David Menashri has published numerous books and articles about Iran. His main publications include:
A Revolution at Crossroads: Iran's Domestic Politics and Regional Ambitions (Washington: The Washington Institute for Near Eastern Politics, 1997); Iran:
Between Islam and the West (in Hebrew; Tel Aviv: Broadcast University, 1996);
Education and the Making of Modern Iran (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992);
Iran: A decade of War and Revolution (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1990);
Iran in Revolution (in ; Hebrew; Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad, 1988).
He is the editor of
The Iranian Revolution and the Muslim World (Boulder: Westview press, 1990);
Central Asia Meets the Middle East (London: Prank Cass, in press);
Islamic Fundamentalism : A Challenge to Regional Stability (Tel Aviv: Moshe Dayan Center, 1993).
He is currently preparing for publication a new study Iran, Islamic Fundamentalism and the Middle East Peace Process and a new study on The Jews of Iran.
Teaches in the following subject areas:
The courses (to undergraduate and graduate students) that he taught in recent years include: seminars on Modern Iranian History, `Ulama' and Intellectuals in Iran; Religion and Politics in the Mi
ddle East; Islamic Militancy: Roots of Islamic Radicalism; Education and Modernization in Iran; Iran: Between Islam and the West.
Areas of current research
Prof. Menashri participated in numerous academic conferences and lectured in many universities and research centers. In addition to his academic work, he has also been a frequent commentator and resource, both for print and electronic m
edia, in Israel and other countries.
Additional points of contact (office/home telephone, fax,etc.):
Office Phone: 972-3-6409461
Office Fax: 972-3-6415802
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