Dr. Giora Eliraz
Major Research Interests
Modern Indonesia: polity, religion, society and culture. In particular, state-religion relations, democracy-building, political culture, civil society, public discourse, Islamic discourse and streams of thought, Islamic radicalism and militancy, the Middle Eastern foreign policy.
Southeast Asia and the Middle East - comparative research and interaction between the two regions.
Islamic radicalism and militancy – a global view with emphasis on Southeast Asia..
Malaysia – in particular, state-religion relations.
Muslim minorities in Southeast Asia.
Current Academic Affiliations and Memberships
Associate Fellow, Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Affiliate Instructor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle.
Research associate, the Forum for Regional Thinking (FORTH).
Research Fellow, The Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya.
Member of a research group in Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University.
Past Affiliations, Memberships and Professional Positions: some notes
During 2008 Dr. Giora Eliraz was a member of an international research group that focused on religious extremism in Southeast Asia and Australia. The group was established by The Center for Strategic and International Studies - CSIS, at Washington DC. Formerly, he was also a Visiting Fellow at the Southeast Asia Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, and Affiliated Fellow at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden.
Formerly, he taught at Tel-Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, both at the Department of International Relations and the Rothberg International School.
(Dr. Eliraz ended in 2002 about 30 years of service in the Israeli civil service (in the IDF and in the Office of the Prime Minister
.He holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem