Prof. Eytan Gilboa has served in many prominent academic positions in Israel and the US. He has been the founder and first director of both the School of Communication and Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He is also a senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, immediate past Chair of the Israel Communication Association, and founding Chair of the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum.
He has published a dozen books and numerous articles on Israeli politics and foreign policy, international communication, public diplomacy, and US policy in the Middle East. He received his B.A. in Government from the Hebrew University and MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Eytan taught at the Hebrew University and has been a visiting professor in several leading American and European universities including Harvard, UCLA, Georgetown, American University in Washington DC, Tufts, University of Southern California, and University of Hamburg. Currently, he is a visiting professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has been an adviser on public diplomacy to various ministries and agencies in several countries. He frequently contributes op-ed articles to newspapers and news websites around the world and serves as a popular commentator on local and foreign television and radio networks.