Prof. Asher Susser (PhD Tel Aviv University 1986) is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He was the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU for twelve years and taught for over thirty five years in TAU’s Department of Middle Eastern History. He has been a Fulbright Fellow; a visiting professor at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Brandeis University, and the Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona. His most recent book is entitled, The Emergence of the Modern Middle East (2017). He also wrote, inter alia, Israel, Jordan and Palestine; The Two-State Imperative (2012); Jordan: Case Study of a Pivotal State (2000); A Political Biography of Jordan’s Prime Minister Wasfi al-Tall (1994, reissued in 2017); and The Rise of Hamas in Palestine and the Crisis of Secularism in the Arab World (2010). His Coursera "The Emergence of the Modern Middle East" has been taken by more than 90,000 students in over 160 countries.