Tamar Arieli is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Geography) and Bar-Ilan University (Conflict Management). She is also a graduate of the Bet Morasha Program (Talmudic Studies). In the process of her doctorate studies, she was granted a Bar-Ilan Presidential Fellowship, and a research grant from the Institute of Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation of Tel Aviv University. Dr. Arieli heads the Conflict Management Program at the Tel Hai College, and she lectures at the Haredi College of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Her main research interest is political geography – political aspects of spatial planning and policy. Her work focuses on border regions, on regional-based developmental strategies of local governments, and on the potential of local and cross-border cooperation between neighboring communities.
She has published several articles on developing cross-border cooperation along the Israel-Jordan border, and methodological insights of fieldwork in conflict regions.