Prof. Zaid Eyadat

Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at The University of Jordan.

Professor of political science and international relations, and the 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, including Georgetown University-USA.

His research interests and areas of expertise include: geostrategic shifts, strategic analysis, game theory and modeling, methodologies, human rights, 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, where he worked at the office of H.M. King Abdullah the second from 2006-2011.

Professor Eyadat is also one of the founders of the “All 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 board of trustees of the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), 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), and a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals.


  • A Better World – Global Justice Between Leviathan and Cosmopolis Writings of Political Philosophy (Translation)
  • Islam, State and Modernity: Muhammad Abdel-Jaber and the Future of the Arab World
  • Migration, Security, and Citizenship in the Middle East.
  • 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
  • Consensus Calculation: An Alternative Path to Arab Democracy