PhD. Zaid Eyadat
Dr. Zaid Eyadat is the director of the Center of Strategic Studies in the University of Jordan, and Eyadat is a political scientist and human rights professor at the University of Jordan, with over ten years of experience in researching the democratization of the Middle East within the framework of game theory, as he has formally been trained in comparative and international politics and game theory methodology. Subsequently, his expertise lies in Middle East politics, with his current research focusing on human rights, conflict management and resolution, the democratization and politics in the Middle East, and Islamic politics. Through his membership in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as international institutions, he has extensively contributed to the analysis and advancement of Middle East politics within a comparative and international framework, working extensively on legislation, policies, and procedures with the Jordanian government and NGOs. Some of his recent works include “The Rationality of Political Violence: Modeling Al-Qaeda vs. the United States” “Culture and Foreign Policy: an Explanatory Model. American Foreign Policy Post 9\11 and “The Calculus of Consensus: an Alternative Path to Arab Democracy.” Currently, he is finalizing a project on Islamic theorizing on politics and the state, the theory of ethics in Islam, as well as developing an explanatory model for the Arab revolutions.
Eyadat holds a bachelor’s degree in political science/Economics and Statistics and a master’s in political science from the University of Jordan. He also holds a master’s in international political science and a PhD in Political Science from the University of South California.