Gil Baram

Gil Baram is the Head of research at the Yuval Ne'eman workshop for science, technology and security, and a research fellow at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Tel Aviv University.

Gil is a Ph.D. candidate at the Tel Aviv University school of Politics and International Relations, specializing in cyber conflicts and national security. Currently she is an adjunct fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Her current research agenda focuses on national decision making during cyber conflicts. She explores the reasons why – despite the fact that cyberattacks are covert actions in nature, and therefore can be hidden or denied – in many cases countries choose to reveal the attack and “go public” about it. In her research, Gil is developing a new conceptual-theoretical framework and is examining it by combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Gil holds an M.A in Security Studies from Tel-Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude).

Gil’s research was presented at conferences such as CyCon and Cyber Week. Her work has been published in journals such as Comparative Strategy, Cyber Security: A Peer-Reviewed Journal,  Middle East Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Military and Strategic Affairs, Maa’rachot, Acta Astronautica and more.



Dr. Deganit Paikowsky

Senior researcher at the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop. Dr. Paikowsky completed PhD in International Relations on the topic of Space Policy of small and medium sized nations. Dr. Paikowsky teaches at the Security Studies Program. In 2010 she was a member of the President's team for re-evaluating the national space policy, and is one of the two authors of the team's recommendations document.


Nir Hight

Nir is a researcher at the Yuval Nee’man workshop for science, technology and security. Nir holds an M.A in Security Studies from Tel-Aviv University. His Thesis focused on Media distortions in asymmetric conflicts.

His current research agenda focuses on space policy and Strategy as well as Cyber warfare.

Previously, he was in charge of advancing aviation and space studies for the Education System in the “Fisher Institute for Space/Air studies”.

Nir also holds a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Political science, international affairs and communications from the Open University.


Omree Wechler

Omree is a researcher in the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Security, Science and Technology in the Blavatnik Inter-Disciplinary Cyber Research in Tel Aviv University. Omree worked as a research intern at the Institute for National Security Studies in the Arms Control research program and dealt with nuclear arms control and the Iranian nuclear program.
He graduated a cross-disciplinary European Studies M.A. program in Düsseldorf, Germany and has a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern History with Dean's honors.


Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen is a Senior Researcher at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University. In addition, he is a Director of Research and Strategy at the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya and serves as a consultant/expert on CVE in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Daniel's research fields include: Cyber security, cyber terrorism, strategic cyber weapons, and the use of web & social media for Influence operations.

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