Shaul Mishal is a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. He is the head of the Middle East Program at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC, and the Brian Mulroney Professor of Government at Tel Aviv University. He founded and directed the Center for Israeli Arab Studies, authored and co-authored numerous books and articles in subjects related to Arab and Islamic politics and culture, and Palestinian society and politics. He has served as a visiting Professor at Yale University, visiting scholar at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard and Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed post-Doctoral studies at Yale University. In addition, Professor Mishal consulted extensively in both the public and private sectors - providing strategic insights to private and public corporations, governmental bodies and NGOs.