Dr. Itamar Radai

GIS GUEST EXPERT Itamar Radai, PhD (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010), is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv university. Dr Radai is the academic director of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation, at the Dayan Center. Dr Radai had spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University (NYU).

He currently teaches at the department of Middle East and African History at Tel Aviv University and in other Israeli Universities, as well as at NYU, Tel Aviv campus.

Dr Radai lectured on Palestinian-Arab Jerusalem in 1948 at the Association for Israel Studies (AIS) annual meeting, held on June 2013 at UCLA, California; and at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting, held on October 2013 at New Orleans, Louisiana. On February 2014 he delivered an invited lecture on "'Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni: a Palestinian Commander in 1948" at Yad Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, and on March 2014 he delivered an invited lecture on "The Rise and Fall of the Palestinian Arab Middle Class under the Mandate" at Ben Gurion Institute, Sede Boqer.

Dr Radai co-edits, with Arik Rudnitzky, Bayan: the Arabs in Israel, the new Dayan Center quarterly newsletter on the contemporary issues of the Arabs in Israel (Hebrew and English, first issue on May 2014).