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Board of Trustees

Mr. Andre Betting

Mr. Andre Betting

Andre Betting has been Executive Director of the Van Leer Group Foundation since October 2007. Beforehand he...
Mr. Yarom Ariav

Mr. Yarom Ariav

Yarom Ariav is a senior economist with expertise in macroeconomic policy. He served as the Director General...

Executive Commitiee

Shimon Alon

Shimon Alon

Shimon Alon, the COO of The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, has an MBA from Ben-Gurion University and a B.Ed....

Administration

Yossi Arie

Yossi Arie

Yossi Arie went to the Jerusalem ORT school, and graduated from the accounting program at the College of...

Senior Research Fellows

Dr. Abigail Jacobson

Dr. Abigail Jacobson

Dr. Abigail Jacobson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and a Senior Lecturer in...
Aviad Hacohen

Prof. Aviad Hacohen

Prof. Aviad Hacohen is Dean of the Sha’arei Mishpat Academic College, and Senior Lecturer in...
Aziz Haidar

Prof. Aziz Haidar

Professor Aziz Haidar is a research fellow at the H. S. Truman Institute in the Hebrew University. He earned...
Adel Manna

Dr. Adel Manna

Dr. Adel Manna was the director of the Academic Institute for Arab Teacher Training at Beit Berl College in...
Avishai Margalit

Prof. Avishai Margalit

Prof. Avishai Margalit is the George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,...
Avia Spivak

Prof. Avia Spivak

Professor Avia Spivak has been a Senior Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute since 2006, and is one of...

Research Fellows

Dr. Alon Fragman

Dr. Alon Fragman

Dr. Alon Fragman is the coordinator of Arabic language studies in the Department of Middle East Studies at...
Amos Goldberg

Dr. Amos Goldberg

Amos Goldberg is a senior lecturer at the department of Jewish history and contemporary Jewry and at the...
Dr. Asa Maron

Dr. Asa Maron

Dr. Asa Maron is a political sociologist and currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology Department at...
Avinoam Rosenak

Dr. Avinoam Rosenak

Avinoam Rosenak is a senior lecturer at the Department of Jewish Thought of the Hebrew University of...
Dr. Adi Sapir

Dr. Adi Sapir

Dr. Adi Sapir is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Hebrew...
Dr. Ariel M. Sheetrit

Dr. Ariel M. Sheetrit

Ariel M. Sheetrit (PhD, Harvard, 2007) is a lecturer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Arabic language...

Library Fellows

Tamar Arieli

Dr. Tamar Arieli

Tamar Arieli is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Geography) and Bar-Ilan University (...
Dr. Amir Engel

Dr. Amir Engel

Dr. Amir Engel is an assistant Professor at the department of German literature and language at the Hebrew...
Ariel Furstenberg

Dr. Ariel Furstenberg

A central interest of Dr. Furstenberg is concept formation and conceptual change; he therefore studied for...
Dr. Andy German

Dr. Andy German

Dr. Andy German was born and raised in the United States and immigrated to Israel in 1994. He lives in...
Dr. Adi Libson

Dr. Adi Libson

Adi Libson is an assistant professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University. He earned both his BA in the...
Dr. Ari Schick

Dr. Ari Schick

Dr. Ari Schick is a postdoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. He...
Dr. Assaf Shelleg

Dr. Assaf Shelleg

Dr. Assaf Shelleg, a musicologist and pianist, is a senior lecturer of Musicology at the Hebrew University of...

Institute staff

Asaf Shtull-Trauring

Asaf Shtull-Trauring

Asaf holds a research-track MA from the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at...
Rami Adut

Rami Adut

Rami Adut is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of...
Duygu Atlas

Duygu Atlas

Duygu Atlas is a PhD candidate in Tel Aviv University’s School of History writing on Turkey’s Jewish minority...
Ayelet Kamay

Ayelet Kamay

Ayelet Kamay has an MA in environmental studies from Tel Aviv University. She holds a diploma in editing from...
Adam Klin-Oron

Dr. Adam Klin-Oron

Adam Klin-Oron is an anthropologist of religion who has studied the leisure habits of Israeli ultra-Orthodox...
אמיר פז-פוקס

Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs

Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sussex and a research fellow at...
Assaf Tamari

Assaf Tamari

Assaf Tamari is a doctoral candidate in the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at the Ben-Gurion...