Prof. Eyal Zisser is the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University (2015- ). He was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the university (2010-2015); the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (2007-2010), and the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History (2004-2008). Prof. Zisser wrote extensively on the history and the modern politics of Syria and Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Among his books: Assad’s Syria at a Crossroads (Tel Aviv, 1999); Asad’s Legacy – Syria in Transition (New York, 2000); Lebanon: the Challenge of Independence (London, 2000); Faces of Syria (Tel Aviv, 2003) Commanding Syria, Bashsar al-Asad’s First years in Power (London, 2006); The Bleeding Cedar (Tel Aviv, 2009), Syria :Protest, Revolution, Civil War (Tel Aviv, 2014).
Prof. Zisser received his PhD from Tel Aviv University. He was a visiting professor in Cornell University and a visiting research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.