Researchers

 

 

 

 

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.

 

     
   

Omree Wechler

Omree is a senior researcher in the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Security, Science and Technology in Tel Aviv University.

His research fields include: Cyber security, national cyber strategies, influence operations and cyber threats on elections, cyber threats on space systems and AI in cyber security.

Omree participated in a discussion in the Israeli parliament on cyber threats to national elections. His article on the Civilian Power concept in national cyber security strategies won the 2019 Cybersec Young Leaders award from the Kosciuszko Institute think tank in Krakow, Poland.

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 holds a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv Univeristy (with Dean's honors).

     
 

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.

     
 

Daniel Cohen

Daniel is senior researcher at the Yuval Nee’man Workshop for Science, Technology and Security and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC) in Tel Aviv University. In addition, he is the head of the Strategy and Intelligence program at The Abba Eban Institute, and a Research Fellow at ICT, IDC Herzliya. Daniel is a lecturer and a Ph.D. candidate at Bar Ilan University Department of Management.

Daniel's research fields include Cyber security, cyber intelligence & cyber terrorism, Influence operations. He is a frequent lecturer in the private sector, governments, and security establishments. He served as a research fellow and coordinator of the cybersecurity and the military & Strategy programs at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and worked as a consultant in the public sector.

     
 

Ofir Barel

Ofir is a researcher at the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security. 

His research focuses on information warfare in the Internet. He lectures on this field to various organizations, including Israeli public diplomacy organizations.

Ofir worked as a research intern at the Institute for National Security Studies and at the Center for Policy Research in the Israeli foreign office.

Ofir holds an M.A in International Relations from the Hebrew University.   

     
 

Doron Feldman

Doron is a research assistant in a project aimed to suggest a "Grand-Strategy" for Israel as part of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security. Doron is a Ph.D. candidate in the outstanding program in the School of Political Science, Government, and International Affairs at Tel Aviv University. Doron's dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. Azar Gat, focuses on the use of 'soft power' by small states which live in a conflict environment as part of their overall defense strategy.. He holds an M.A. in Security Studies and a B.A. in Political Science and Modern Israel Studies (with honors), from Tel Aviv University. Doron has worked in the Israeli public sector; in the Citizens' Empowerment Center in Israel, in the Israeli Ministry of Public Housing, and in the National Emergency Management Authority in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. He has also participated in the Teachers Training program in Civics Studies at Tel Aviv University.

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