Prof. Zaid Eyadat

-Vice President of International Affairs, Quality and Accreditation The University of Jordan

-Director of The Center for Strategic Studies

Professor of political science and international relations and game theory theorist, director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, and founding dean of the Prince Hussein School of International Studies at the University of Jordan, where he remains a full-time professor. He has received visiting professorships and scholarships from several different American and European universities.

His research interests and areas of expertise include game theory and modeling, methodologies, political Islam, Islamic philosophy and ethics, Middle Eastern politics, and refugee and migration issues.

He also has advisory roles in many governmental and non-governmental institutions, including the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan. Zaid Eyadat is also the founder of the Jordan Youth Commission, a non-governmental organization that designs policies and programs that encourage political participation and civic engagement, with the aim of integrating Jordanian youth into the political process. Furthermore, he chairs the Clinics of the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) Council, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Global Ethics and Politics at the University of Rome and the Institute of West Asia and North Africa (WANA).

Zaid Eyadat publishes his research internationally, having recently written “Islam, State and Modernity: Muhammad Abdel-Jaber and the Future of the Arab World” and “Migration, Security, and Citizenship in the Middle East.” His most cited articles include: “Transition without Players: The Role of Political Parties in the Arab Revolutions”, “The Arab Revolutions of 2011: An Illustrative Model”, “The Rationality of Political Violence: Modeling Al-Qaeda against the United States” and “Consensus Calculation: An Alternative Path to Arab Democracy” “.