FORA.tv Speaker - Asher Susser
Professor Asher Susser earned his PhD in Modern Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and is presently the Director for External Affairs of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU. He was the Director of the Center from 1989 to1995 and again from 2001 to 2007and has taught for over twenty-five years in the Universityâ€™s Department of Middle Eastern History. Professor Susserâ€™s research and teaching at TAU has focused on Modern Middle Eastern History, Religion and State in the Middle East and Arab-Israeli issues, with special reference to Jordan and the Palestinians. He has been a Fulbright Fellow, a visiting professor at Cornell University (1986-7), the University of Chicago (1990) and Brandeis University (1998, 2007-8), and a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (1987, 1996-7).
Professor Susser wrote the Political Biography of Jordanâ€™s Prime Minister Wasfi al- Tall (London: Cass, 1994) and is the author or editor of seven other books, the most recent of which are:
* Challenges to the Cohesion of the Arab State (editor, Moshe Dayan Center, 2008).
*Jordan: Case Study of a Pivotal State (Washington Institute, 2000).
*Six Days-Thirty Years, New Perspectives on the Six Day War (Hebrew) (editor, Am Oved, 1999).
He is presently engaged in the writing of a new book on Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians.
In 2005, he was one of 33 Israelis (academics, security experts and politicians) included in a book (Hebrew) of interview/essays on the pros and cons of Israelâ€™s disengagement, compiled by Haâ€™aretz columnist Ari Shavit. In 2006 Professor Susser was selected as TAUâ€™s Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Lecturer.
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