May 26, 2016


The Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, directed by Barry Rubin, is a research center located at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC). IDC is Israel’s first private institution of higher learning. Our special focus is a unique and creative application of new information technologies to scholarly and analytical work. We believe that these new tools can revolutionize the study of international affairs. Our basic conception in this regard is presented in our article “Bringing Middle East (and International Affairs) Studies into the Twenty-First Century.”

Our Staff

Prof. Barry Rubin
Director of the Global Research for International Affairs (GLORIA) Center
He is editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and of the Turkish Studies journal. His latest books are The Truth About Syria, The Future of the Middle East…

Dr. Jonathan Spyer
Senior Research Fellow at the GLORIA Center
He is a former official of the Israel Government Press Office and Advisor on International Affairs at the Ministry of National Infrastructures. He completed his…

Dr. Reuven Paz
Senior Research Fellow at the GLORIA Center
He is the Founder and Director of the Project for the Research of Islamic Movements (PRISM). He has published numerous articles in the fields of Palestinian society and politics…

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz
Visiting Professor at the GLORIA Center
He authored four and edited ten books on the history and politics of the Middle East in international relations. Among his works are the History of the German Orientbank…

David Rosenberg
Senior Fellow on Economic Issues at the GLORIA Center
David has written on Israeli economics, business, and high technology for the past two decades for the Jerusalem Post, Reuters, and Dow Jones. He was also Israel bureau chief for Bloomberg News and is the author of Cloning Silicon Valley (2001, Pearson-Prentice Hall). He has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and writes a column on economics for the Jerusalem Post. He holds a B.A. government and an M.A. in modern Middle East history from Columbia University.

Yeru Chernilovsky
Director of Publications/Chief Editor
Yeru holds a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University. She earned her B.A. in French and psychology from Bar-Ilan University. Her research interests include minorities and women in the Middle East. She is co-author of “The Berbers” in The Middle East: A Guide to Politics, Economics, Society, and Culture (M.E. Sharpe, 2011).