Robert Rabil is the director of graduate studies and an associate professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Political Science. Dr. Rabil is an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, having written several books and multiple articles dealing with the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Radical Islam, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, and Syria. He served as chief of emergency of the Red Cross in Lebanon's Baabda ditsrict during the country's civil war. He also was project manager of Iraq Research and Documentation Project, a project affiliated with Harvard University and funded by the US State Department. Dr. Rabil holds a Master’s degree in Government from the Harvard University Extension School and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.