Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).
He is editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal
and of Turkish Studies journal.
Cameron S. Brown
is the Deputy Director of the GLORIA Center. Mr. Brown focuses on Israel, U.S. Middle East
policy, the Arab World, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. His most recent articles include
"Azerbaijani attitudes towards Karabakh and Iranian Azerbaijan," Middle East
Journal (Autumn 2004); "Israels
Counterproliferation Policy: Lessons for Europe," MERIA Journal (September
2004); "Middle Eastern Anti-Americanism, September 11th and After,"
in Barry Rubin and Judy Colp Rubin (eds.), Loathing America (GLORIA Center,
2003 Elections," MERIA Journal (March 2003); "Observations from
Azerbaijan," MERIA Journal (December 2002); "Al-Jazira" in
Avraham Sela (ed.) Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East (Continuum Pub. Group,
Reuven Paz, Senior Fellow with the Gloria Center, is the founder and director of the Project for the Research of Radical Islamism. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), and has published numerous articles in the fields of Palestinian society and politics, the Israeli Arabs and Palestinian and Arab Islamic movements, Islamic movements and anti-Semitism, Islamist international networks, and terrorist groups and Islamist terrorism. A book, Tangled Web: International Islamist Networking will be published in the summer of 2002 by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Dr. Jonathan Spyer is a GLORIA fellow and director of the Center's European Affairs. A former official of the Israel Government Press Office, and Advisor on International Affairs at the Ministry of National Infrastructures, he completed his PhD at the London School of Economics. His most recent articles include "Forward to the Past: the one-state 'solution.'" New Zealand International Review (September-October, 2005); "The al-Qa'ida Network and Weapons of Mass Destruction" MERIA Journal (September 2004); "An analytical and historical overview of British policy toward Israel" MERIA Journal (June 2004). He holds a BSc (Econ) from the LSE, and an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His commentary on Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs has been published in the British press. Read his recent op-ed articles here.
Ozgul Erdemli is a GLORIA Center fellow. She is assistant editor of Turkish Studies journal and assistant director of the Turkish Studies Institute (TSI) of the GLORIA Center. She was previously a Research Associate at the Eurasian Strategic Studies Center (ASAM) in Ankara, Turkey, and edited its journal, The Review of International Affairs. Ozgul holds an MA degree from the London School of Economics and a BA from Bosphorus University, Istanbul. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at Middle East Technical University in International Relations.
Keren Ribo, Administrative Director of the GLORIA Center, is also assistant editor of MERIA Journal. She holds a Masters in International Relations from Haifa University and a bachelors degree from the Open University in Israel in Political Science and Communications.
Yeru Aharoni, assistant editor of MERIA Journal and research assistant, holds a B.A. in French and psychology from Bar-Ilan University. She has published articles in News First Class online and for The Israel Cancer Association.
Medi Nahmiyaz, research assistant, is a masters student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Hiram College in Political Science. A native Turkish speaker, Medi is fluent in English, French, and Hebrew.
Dr.Uri Gordon, Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Gloria Center's Turkish Studies Institute, is a retired Israeli career diplomat who served as the first Israeli ambassador to Turkey (1990-3). He received his PhD, in Middle Eastern Studies, from Harvard, and his BA and MA in Islamic Studies and Arabic language and literature, from Hebrew University. He has also served as ambassador to the Philippines and the UN General Assembly.
Deborah Touboul, research assistant, holds a Master's in International Affairs (focus on International Security) from George Washington University; a Licence in Political Science from the Sorbonne, France; and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the College of Charleston. She previously worked for the World Bank and published an article for PRISM entitled, "Francophone Internet Forums Shed Light on Concerns and Issues of Islamists in Europe."
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January 3, 2006