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Dr. Robert Rabil is the director of graduate studies and an professor of Middle East studies at the Florida Atlantic University's Department of Political Science. He received his masters degree in government from the Harvard University Extension School and his doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University.

He has appeared on and/or interviewed by British Broadcasting Company (BBC), C-Span, Fox News, National Public Radio (NPR), the New York Times, and numerous major media networks, and participates in government sponsored roundtable discussions and forums.


  • Affiliate in Research, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1999-present.


  • Member of the Board of Directors, Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies, Inc., Beirut, Baghdad, London, Washington, DC, 2004-2018.


  • Advisory Board, Florida Society for Middle East Studies, Boca Raton, Florida, 2004-present.


  • Adjunct Scholar, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, DC, 2005-2009.


  • Academic Advisor, American Lebanese Coalition and World Lebanese Cultural Union, 2003-2016.


  • Academic Advisor, Central Naval Analysis,2006-2015.


  • Academic Advisor, Middle East and National Security Organization, an FAU student club which promotes awareness of MiddleEast and US national security issues.

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