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Dr. Jennifer Shkabatur

Dr. Jennifer Shkabatur

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy

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Phone: 09-9602905


Jennifer Shkabatur is an Assistant Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, and a Consultant on Social Development and Information & Communication Technologies at the World Bank and other international organizations.

Jennifer's research interests include information law and policy, open government and open data, governance innovations in developed and developing countries, and the political economy of post-Soviet countries. She has published extensively on these topics, and currently works on a research project on the Diffusion of Global Transparency Policies, funded by the Israel Science Foundation (2015-2018).

Jennifer's scholarly research draws on her practical experience at the World Bank, Open Society Foundations, International Labour Organization, Organization for the Security and Cooperation of Europe (OSCE), World Wildlife Foundation, and other international organizations, where she has worked on a range of social development and open government projects in countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Philippines, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Before joining the IDC, Jennifer was a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University. She also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Law and a Byse Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School, practiced in large American and Israeli law firms, interned at the International Court of Arbitration in France, and clerked for Justice Eliezer Rivlin at the Supreme Court of Israel.

Jennifer holds SJD and LLM degrees as a Fulbright Scholar from Harvard Law School (2012, 2007), and MA in Political Science and LLB degrees from Tel Aviv University (2007, 2004).


Ph.D., Harvard University