The Staff

Kinneret Center on Peace, Security and Society in Memory of Dan Shomron
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The Staff

Dr. Lior Brichta holds a doctoral degree in History from the University of Haifa where he also completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. His dissertation topic is "The I.D.F Force Development Between 1956 – 1961". He served as an officer and a researcher at the Israeli Air Force History Branch, specializing in the research of the Israeli Air Force helicopter squadrons during the Attrition War (1967- 1970), and published a book on the role of The Yas'ur (CH-53) helicopter in this war. He also wrote about, innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the I.D.F's force development during the 1950's & 1960's
Prof Zeev Drory, IDF Colonel (Res.), is a scholar of History, Israeli History, Political Science, and Middle East Studies. Currently, he Chairs the Association of Civil – Military studies in Israel. He is also the Head of the Interdisciplinary Department in Kinneret Academic College, Israel. Drory published numerous articles and eleven books. Among his books: Israel Reprisal Policy 1953-1956 (2005), The Israel Defense Force and the Foundation of Israel – Utopia in Uniform (2005), Between Faith and Military Service (2005), Lines of Fire – The War of Attrition on the Eastern Border 1967-1970 (2012), and Dan Shomron – Subtle Leadership (2016).
Head of the research authority and head of the communications department of the Kinneret Academic College on the sea of Galilee.
Since October 2018, Head of the Dan Shomron Institute for Research on Security, society and Peace Studies. Among the academic positions he held in the past: Dean of the School of Communications, Head of the Research Authority and Head of the Teaching Authority of the College of Management Academic Studies, Chairman of the Israel Communication Association and Head of the Media, Public Opinion and Society Sector at the International Association for the Study of Mass Media. Editor of the Journal of the Israel Communication Association: Media Frameworks (from 2015).
I am Lecturer at Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel; and former Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Middle East Centre. I am the creator of the Transitional Justice in Peace Processes (TJPP) Database. My research focuses on transitional justice, conflict resolution, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Syrian civil war. In 2018 I won the Best Doctoral Thesis Award from the Israel Political Science Association (IPSA) and the Best PhD paper Award from the The Israeli Association for International Studies (IAIS). In 2017 I was a fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). During 2017-2018 I was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the Tel-Aviv University (2017).
Dr. Yuval Tsur holds a doctoral degree from the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and an MA in Psychology from Tel Aviv University (graduated with Highest Honors).
Tal Itzhaky is pursuing his PhD studies in the Department of Israeli History and Archeology at Bar-Ilan University. He lectures about the history of the land of Israel during the 19th Century focusing on the Circassian and Bosnian minorities and is a member of a research group at the Circassian Museum in Kfar Kama. He has a rich experience in the realm of security and the police spanning over thirty years of management, commanding, operations, combat and teaching. He teaches and lectures about internal security, anti-terror and civil disturbances. He is also experienced in the realm of emergency scenarios and mass disasters. As a volunteer he is part of a consultancy group centering on emergency at the office of the Minister for Internal Security.
Dr. Reuven Gal holds a BA and MA both in Psychology and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Prof. Richard S. Lazarus was titled The Effects of Various Coping Activities on Reactions during a Stressful Anticipatory Period.
Dr. Amir Bar Or joined the Kinneret College as Dean of Students in 2010. Prior to this, Dr. Bar Or taught in the Political Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lectured at the Army and Security Studies Program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he also served as program director from 1998-2003.
Dr. Asaf Hazani holds a doctoral degree in Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he also completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees. Asaf's Doctoral Theses, "To Catch a Wheel: Shaping the Space of Road Cyclists in Israel 2003-2006", examines the interconnections between the practice of the body (cycling) and technology (the bicyle) and studies how the formation of a "cycling space" is a link (of cooperation and conflict) between users, including the community of riders and the establishment.
Dr. Sveta Roberman holds a doctoral degree in Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has carried out fieldwork research in Israel, Germany and the United States. In Israel her work has focused on the case of elderly immigrants who are Red Army WWII veterans.
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