Prof. Alexander Yakobson
Associate Professor at The Department of History in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research Fellow in David Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
Alexander Yakobson teaches ancient (Graeco-Roman, mainly Roman) history in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He graduated in in History and Political Science and received his PhD in Ancient History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1995). His Main field of research has been democracy, popular politics, public opinion and elections in the Classical World, mostly in the late Roman Republic. His current work is about early Imperial themes: Augustus, Tiberius, the public image of the Imperial regime and the status of the Imperial family.
Apart from various papers, he published the following books: Elections and Electioneering in Rome: a Study in the Political System of the Late Republic (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1999), Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights (With A. Rubinstein, Routledge, 2008) and Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism (With A. Gat, Cambridge, 2013).