David Menashri, PhD
David Menashri is the President of the Academic Center of law and Business in Ramat Gan (CLB). Before moving to CLB, he was the Founding-Director of the Center for Iranian Studies. Incumbent of the Parviz and Pouran Nazarian Chair for Modern Iranian Studies and African Studies and Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University (TAUj. Between 2006 and 2010 he served as the Dean of the School of Overseas Students at TAU.
Prof Menashri’s main field of academic research is history and politics of modern Iran Shi’i Islam and history of education in the Muslim world. He has been a visiting Fulbright scholar at Princeton and Cornell University and, among others, a visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, Yale, Oxford Melbourne University, the University of Munich, Waseda (Tokyo) and Monash University (Melbourne.) In the late 1970s he spent two years conducting research and field studies in Iranian universities on the eve of the Islamic Revolution.
In addition to his academic work, David Menashri has been a frequent commentator and resource, both for print and electronic media, in Israel and other countries. ?Menashri’s most recent publication is the edited volume (together with Liora Hendelman-Baavur), Iran Anatomy of Revolution (2009, Hebrew). His other publications include, Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran: Religion, Society and Power, Iran after Khomeini: ?Revolutionary Ideology versus National Interests(Hebrew); Revolution at A Crossroads; ?Iran’s Domestic Challenges and Regional Ambitions; ?Iran, Between Islam and the West (Hebrew), Education and the Making of Modern Iran; Iran: A Decade of War and Revolution; Iran in Revolution (Hebrew) He is also the editor of Religion and State in the Middle East (Hebrew); ?Central Asia Meets the Middle East; Islamic Fundamentalism: ?A Challenge to Regional Stability (Hebrew) and The Iranian Revolution and the Muslim World. He is the author of numerous articles on Iran and the Middle East. Between 1978 and 1999 he wrote all the 22 annual chapters on Iran in the Moshe Dayan’s yearly The Middle East Contemporary Survey. From 1994 he wrote the annual surveys on Iran in the Anti-Semitism Worldwide, published by Tel Aviv University’s Project for the Study of Anti-Semitism.