A longtime columnist for The Jerusalem Post, Barry was director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.
Rubin was also the author of several books including Israel: An Introduction, The Israel-Arab Reader, The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East and The Truth About Syria.
A former Fulbright fellow, Rubin taught at the American University, Bar-Ilan University, Georgetown University, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Monash University, Haifa University, Tel Aviv University, and other institutions of higher learning.
He served as a Council on Foreign Relations fellow and was a recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships from institutions such as the US Institute of Peace and Hebrew University's Leonard Davis Center.
The American-born Rubin received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
Barry Rubin is survived by his wife Judith Colp Rubin and their two children.
Comment: Dr. Rubin, Barry to his many friends and colleagues, was a giant of a human being. I last spoke with him in December-he had begun treatments. Condolences, prayers and love I send to his family and his children-this man was someone special and we all grieve with his passing. More to be written at a later time-thank you Dr. Rubin, we understand what to do.