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    Dr. David Koren

    CEO

    Dr. David Koren

    CEO

    Dr. David Koren assumed the role of CEO of the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research at the end of November 2021.

    Koren has a doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies, and is a lecturer at Bar Ilan University and at the Ono Academic College. During his doctoral studies, he was the recipient of the Bar Ilan University Presidential scholarship for outstanding doctoral students.

    Prior to joining the Jerusalem Institute, from 2018 to 2021 Koren served as director of the Ministry of Education’s five-year strategic plan for education in East Jerusalem. Before that he headed the Middle East branch of Israel’s National Security Council in the Prime Minister’s Office, was an advisor on Arab and Eastern Jerusalem affairs to Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, and managed the East Jerusalem team in the Jerusalem Municipality.

    Koren is a graduate of the Yeshivat Hesder in Ma’ale Adumim. During his military service, he served in command positions in Israel’s Military Intelligence Collection and Research units. Today he does reserve duty as an officer dealing with civilian population behavior in the Home Front Command.

    Koren is married, the father of five children, and lives in Jerusalem.

     

    Areas Of Expertise

    • East Jerusalem
    • Government
    • Islam
    • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    • Jerusalem Neighborhoods
    • Strategic Planning