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Dr. Haim Shaked

In September 1998, the University of Miami announced the creation of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and appointed Dr. Haim Shaked as its Founding Director. Dr. Shaked has also served, since 1986, as the Director of the Middle East Studies Institute and is the incumbent of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies. Since 1995, Dr. Shaked has been involved in the creation of the first private (not-for-profit) university in Israel: The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliyya.

Haim Shaked was born in Tel Aviv, Israel (1939). He was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated with a B.A. Cum Laude (1962) and an M.A. Cum Laude (1966) in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. In 1969 he was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), on completion of his studies in its Department of History, chaired then by Professor Bernard Lewis.

From 1969-1998, Dr. Shaked was on the faculty of Tel Aviv University where he attained the rank of Full Professor (tenured). He was a co-founder and later (1973-80) Head of the Moshe Dayan Center/Shiloah Institute for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He also served at Tel Aviv University as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and member of the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee (1975-80). He took early retirement from the University in Summer, 1998.

From 1981-1983, Dr. Shaked was Interim Director of the Center for Advanced International Studies at the University of Miami, with a mandate to develop it into a Graduate School of International Studies. In 1998 it became the School of International Studies and then, in 2001, the Department of International Studies in the UM’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Shaked’s academic specialization is in the modern history and politics of the Middle East, Islam as a political force, and Arab-Israeli relations. He was the co-founder and editor of the annual publication Middle East Contemporary Survey (24 volumes published to date). In addition, he founded and edited the first fully computerized, comprehensive bibliography on the Middle East, Mideast File. He has also authored and edited several books and numerous articles about the Middle East.

For over three decades, Haim Shaked has been invited to participate as keynote speaker, lecturer or scholar-in-residence at classes, seminars, panels, lecture series, briefings, colloquia symposia and conferences on the Middle East held in Israel, England, Canada, Mexico, India, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Puerto Rico and the United States. Professor Shaked has also served as a consultant on the Middle East to private and governmental bodies.

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