Professor-Harari-was-born-in-Haifa,-Israel,-to-Lebanese-parents-in-1976.-He-received-his-Ph.D.-from-the-University-of-Oxford-in-2002,-and-is-now-a-lecturer-at-the-Department-of-History,-the-Hebrew-University-of-Jerusalem.

He-specialized-in-World-History,-medieval-history-and-military-history.-His-current-research-focuses-on-macro-historical-questions:-What-is-the-relation-between-history-and-biology?-What-is-the-essential-difference-between-Homo-sapiens-and-other-animals?-Is-there-justice-in-history?-Does-history-have-a-direction?-Did-people-become-happier-as-history-unfolded?

Prof.-Harari-also-teaches-a-MOOC-(Massive-Open-Online-Course)-titled-A-Brief-History-of-Humankind.

Prof.-Harari-twice-won-the-Polonsky-Prize-for-Creativity-and-Originality,-in-2009-and-2012.-In-2011-he-won-the-Society-for-Military-History’s-Moncado-Award-for-outstanding-articles-in-military-history.-