William K. Simpson
Frank Hole is Professor Emeritus and a Senior Research Scientist specializing in the prehistoric cultures of the Near East. He has carried out archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork in Iran and Syria. Recent research in Syria, using satellite imagery, focused on the history of land use and agricultural sustainability. Hole received the Farabi International Award in Tehran in October 2011.
Benjamin Harshav is the J.& H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature. He has published widely, especially in Hebrew and in English, on literary theory, semiotics of culture, prosody, Comparative and Hebrew literature.
International Security Studies
Charles Hill is a Lecturer with the International Affairs Council (MacMillan Center) and Distinguished Fellow in International Security Studies. His interests are in international diplomacy and the United Nations with special reference to the Middle East. He teaches courses in international security, grand strategy and lectures on the great books of Western traditions.
School of Law
Owen M. Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law. He teaches procedure, legal theory, and constitutional law. He also directs extensive Law School programs in Latin America and the Middle East, working to create a forum in which influential judges, lawyers, and scholars from the region can exchange ideas and forge ties with one another.
Stanley Insler is Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology. His studies include Rigveda, Zarathustra and the history of Zoroastrianism, Metrical texts of the Pali Buddhist Canon, History and structure of the old languages of India and Iran, Indian narrative literature, Silk Road Studies, and Avesta.
School of Management
Edward Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences and a Professor of Public Health. His current research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in counterterrorism and homeland security. He has also twice received the prestigious Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has investigated AIDS policy issues facing the State of Israel. He co-directs the Daniel Rose Yale University-Technion Initiative in Homeland Security and Counterterror Operations Research.
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations