Dr. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He originally specialized in medieval history and military history, completing his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford (Jesus College) in 2002, and publishing numerous books and articles. His most recent book is titled Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (originally published in Hebrew under the title A Brief History of Mankind, and now being translated into English and German). The book surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of Homo sapiens in Pleistocene East Africa up to the political and technological revolutions of the 21st-century. The Hebrew edition has become a bestseller in Israel. It has generated much interest both in the academic community and among the general public, and has turned Harari into an instant celebrity. YouTube Video clips of Harari’s lectures on the history of the world have been viewed by tens of thousands of Israelis; and he is currently writing a two-weekly column for Ha’aretz magazine. He is also currently giving an online free course with the same title.