Our faculty will thus play a critical role in training cadres of experts in all free countries - experts in intelligence and diplomacy who are so needed to address the mounting threat we commonly face.
Prof. Uzi AradPhD, Princeton University, 1975 Prof. Arad is the founding director of IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Policy and Strategy, which convenes the Herzliya Conference, and is an advisor to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. He is an expert on international strategy, Middle East politics and security, and transatlantic affairs. After twenty-ﬁve years of service in Israel’s foreign intelligence service, the Mossad, culminating in his tenure as Director of Intelligence, then-prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu appointed him to be his foreign policy advisor. He also has served as a professional staff member of the Hudson Institute and a research fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Center for Strategic Studies.
Dr. Yariv Ben EliezerPhD, New York University, 1977 Dr. Ben Eliezer is the director of Media Studies at the Lauder School of Government and of the Political and Marketing Communications Program at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications. He has served as the dean of the Media School at the College of Management in Tel Aviv. He has held senior positions in political campaigns, including the Tzomet Party’s 1992 Knesset campaign, Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 1996 campaign for the premiership, and Herzliya Mayor Yael German’s 1998 and 2003 election campaigns. Dr. Ben Eliezer has written six books and many articles.
Dr. Isabel BermanPhD, Columbia University, 1985 Dr. Berman taught English as a foreign language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She developed and taught an English program for Foreign Ministry cadets as well as one for Knesset members. She has been with IDC Herzliya since its inception and developed the communication skills in the English courses.
Dr. Boaz GanorPhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2002 Dr. Ganor is the deputy dean of the Lauder School of Government and founder and executive director of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya. He is also the founder and chairman of the International Academic Counter-Terrorism Community (ICTAC). Dr. Ganor served as a consultant to the Israeli government on counter-terrorism. He was a member of Israeli national and international commissions on counter-terrorism. From 1996 to 2000, he was a member of the trilateral (Palestinian, Israeli and American) committee on incitement, which was established under the Wye Accords. Dr. Ganor is the author of numerous articles on counter-terrorism and the book The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle – A Guide for Decision Makers.
Prof. Galia GolanPhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1970 Prof. Golan is the academic director of the Government Program at the Raphael Recanati International School. She specializes in international crises, the Arab-Israeli conﬂict and current political issues and is the recipient of the Israel Political Science Association Achievement Award. A specialist on Soviet and Russian foreign affairs, she was the chairperson of the Department of Political Science, the Darwin Professor of Soviet and East European Studies, and the chairperson of the Lafer Center for Women’s Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been a consultant to the IDF and the Foreign Ministry and she is the author of nine books in the area of international relations and the Middle East.
Dr. Eran Halperin PhD, University of Haifa, 2007 Dr. Halperin is currently a post-doc in the Department of Psychology, Stanford University (Fulbright Scholarship). He is also a research fellow in the Stanford Center on International Conﬂict and Negotiation. His work integrates psychological and political theories and methods in order to explain different aspects on inter¬group relations and conﬂicts. Dr. Halperin’s main line of research focuses on the role of negative emotions in conﬂicts and conﬂict resolution. In recent years, he has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Conﬂict Resolution, Journal of Social Issues, Political Science Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Peace Psychology and International Journal of Inter-Cultural Relations.
Dr. Isaac Kﬁr PhD, London School of Economics, 1999 Dr. Kﬁr is a lecturer at the Raphael Recanati International School, the Lauder School of Government and the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya. Prior to coming to Israel, he served as a research fellow in international relations at the University of Buckingham. His research interests ranged from United Nations peacekeeping, peace-building and peacemaking to counter-terrorism policies and legislation in developing countries, on which he has written a number of research papers. Prof. Raﬁ Melnick, Provost PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1979 Prof. Melnick is the former dean of the Lauder School of Government. He is the former deputy director of research at the Bank of Israel. He has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Boston University and the University of California at Davis. He has published articles in the areas of monetary economics, inﬂation and applied econometrics. Prof. Melnick developed and publishes a monthly state of the Israeli economy index, “The Melnick Index.” He is the director of the investment committee of Migdal Insurance.
Prof. Alex Mintz PhD, Northwestern University, 1981 Prof. Mintz is the dean of the Lauder School of Government and directs the MA Program in Government at IDC Herzliya. He is coeditor of the journal Foreign Policy Analysis, associate editor for experiments and simulations of the Journal of Conﬂict Resolution, and editor-in-chief of the Palgrave-Macmillan Book Series on Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis. Prof. Mintz received the 2005 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association in foreign policy analysis. He was appointed, along with four Nobel laureates, to the advisory board of the Center for Conﬂict Prevention and Management at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Prof. David Nachmias PhD, University of Oregon, 1971 Prof. Nachmias heads the Reinventing Israeli Government Project at IDC Herzliya and specializes in public policy, public administration and Israeli politics. His previous positions were at Tel Aviv University and the University of Wisconsin. He has published numerous books, articles in professional journals and policy papers. Prof. Nachmias has received several international awards, including being named a Fulbright Senior Scholar and receiving the Donald Campbell Award for methodological innovations in policy studies.
Dr. Reuven Ehrlich Neeman PhD, Tel Aviv University, 1998 Dr. Ehrlich lectures on intelligence studies at IDC Herzliya and is the head of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center for Special Studies. Dr. Erlich served as the Israeli government’s deputy coordinator for Lebanese affairs and was a member of the Israeli delegation to the bilateral peace talks with Lebanon. He has written ﬁve books and numerous articles on Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian affairs.
Dr. Hani Zubida PhD, New York University, 2006 Dr. Zubida served as a research assistant at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University and has taught at various universities in Israel and the U.S. Dr. Zubida has written articles for academic journals and presented papers at international conferences on electoral systems, voting behavior, comparative politics, political methodology and statistics, public opinion, Israeli politics and society, the Israeli electoral system and the Middle East peace process. Dr. Zubida also has served as a consultant to Standard and Poor’s.