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  • מידע אישי

    Higher Education
    Date of Degree Degree Name of Institution and Department Period of Study
    1986 BA
    (magna cum laude)
    Tel Aviv University, Dept of Middle Eastern and African History & Dept of Political Science 1984-86
    1991 MA
    (magna cum laude)
    Tel Aviv University, Dept of Middle Eastern and African History 1986-91
    1997 PhD University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Dept. of History 1991-96


    Academic Ranks and Tenure in Institutes of Higher Education

    Rank/Position
    Name of Institution and Department
    Dates
    Instructor
    University of Haifa, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies;
    Tel Aviv University, Dept. of Middle Eastern & African History;
    the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Dept. of Islam & Middle Eastern Studies;
    The Ben Gurion University of the Negev,Dept. of Middle Eastern History
    10/1996-9/1997
    Instructor
    University of Haifa,Dept. of Middle Eastern History;
    Tel Aviv University,Dept. of Middle Eastern & African History;
    the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Dept. of Islam & Middle Eastern Studies
    10/1997-9/2001
    Lecturer (proposed rank)
    University of Haifa,Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies
    10/2001-7/2002
    Lecturer
    University of Haifa,Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies
    7/2002 – 6/2008
    Senior Lecturer
    University of Haifa,Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies
    6/2008--

    Offices in University Academic Administratio

    2005-2006: Deputy-Director & senior research fellow, the Center for Gulf Studies
    2006-2007: Deputy-Director & senior research fellow, the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies

    2007--: Director & senior research fellow, the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies
    2008--: Member, MA Committee, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Haifa
    2009--: Member, Research Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa
    2010--: Chairman, Research Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa

    Scholarly Positions and Activities outside the University

    Referee and reviewer of books and articles for:

    - Professional & peer-reviewed journals
    - Publishers
    - Research funds and institutes
     
    Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London, U.K
    Research Fellow, the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem.
    Member, International Society of Iranian Studies
    Member, Iranian Studies Forum
    Research Grants
    Grants Awarded
    The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace research grant, 2001-2002
    The Berta von Suttner Foundation research grant, 2002
    Israel Scientific Fund research grant, 2007-2010
    Israel Scientific Fund publication grant, 2009
    Presidential Research Grant, University of Haifa, 2010
    Scholarships, Awards and Prizes
    1996-97: Ben Gurion University post-doctoral scholarship
    2000-2001: Haifa University post-doctoral scholarship
    Miscellaneous

    Analyst of Iranian and Middle Eastern affairs for Israeli and foreign media, in Hebrew, Persian and English
  • הוראה
  • פרסומים


    A . Ph.D. Dissertation
    “The Formation of the Indo-European Telegraph Line: Britain, the Ottoman Empire and Persia, 1855-1865” (PhD thesis, S.O.A.S., University of London, 1997); 558 pp. (Supervised by Prof. Malcolm E. Yapp and the late Dr. R. M. Burrell).

    B. Scientific Books (Refereed)

    Authored Books - published
    'The Forgotten Schools': The Baha'is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2009.
    Authored Books - forthcoming
    Vol. I: Letters of Russian Officers and Officials
    Vol. II: Reports and Correspondence of Russian Officials
    Translated, annotated and edited, with detailed introductions. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers (forthcoming 2011) (circa 600pp)
    C. Articles in Refereed Journals
    Published
    “Concession Hunting in the Age of Reform: British Companies and the Search for
    Government Guarantees; Telegraph Concessions through Ottoman Territories, 1855-
    1858”, Middle Eastern Studies 38: 4 (October 2002): 169-93.
    “Tribes and Telegraphs in Lower Iraq: The Muntafiq and the Baghdad-Basrah Telegraph Line of 1863-1865”, Middle Eastern Studies 39: 1 (January 2003): 89-116.
    "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part I", Iranian Studies 39: 3 (September 2006): 329-51.
    "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part II”, Iranian Studies 39: 4 (December 2006): 569-95
    “Lo Scontro con l’Iran Ora è Piu Probabile”, Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica, Quaderno Speciale no. 2 (2006): 105-14 (in Italian).
    “Why Israel Should Talk with Tehran (while Arming its Missiles),” Heartland – EurAsian Review of Geopolitics 2 (2006): 27-35.
    "Iron Poles, Wooden Poles: The Electric Telegraph and the Ottoman-Iranian Boundary Conflict, 1863-1865", The British Journal of Middle East Studies 34: 1 (April 2007): 23-42.
    "Iran, Il Giorno Dopo: La Guerra che non Conviene", Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica 1 (2008)M 1-14 (in Italian).
     
    "The Islamic Regime in Iran and Its Attitude towards the Jews: The Religious and Political Dimensions", Immigrants and Minorities 27: 1 (March 2009): 82-117.
    D. Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books
    (which are not Conference Proceedings)
    Published
    "Iran, 1925-1946", in The Middle East Between the World Wars, ed. Haggai
    Erlich, Tel Aviv: The Open University, 2003, part 2, vol. 5, pp. 251-86 (in Hebrew).
    "Technology, Diplomacy and European Economic Enterprise in mid Nineteenth Century Ottoman Middle East: The Indo-European Telegraph Line and the Clash of the Anglo-Ottoman Interests", in Turkey: The Ottoman Past and the Republican Present, eds. Michael Winter and Miri Sheffer, Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies and the Dept. for Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, 2007, pp. 211-45 (in Hebrew).
    “Farsi: The Modernization Process and the Advent of English” in Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages, eds. Judith Rosenhouse and Rotem Kowner. Clevedon, U.K.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Ontario, Canada: Multilingual Matters, 2008, pp. 187-207.
     
    E. Entries in Encyclopedias
    "Telegraphs. i. First Telegraph Lines in Persia", The Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers, at: http://www.iranica.com/articles/telegraph-i-first-telegraph-lines-in-persia
    "Railroads. i. First Railroad Built and Operated in Persia," The Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater. Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers, at: http://www.iranica.com/articles/railroads-i
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