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  DR. KOBI MICHAEL  
 

Dr. Kobi Michael.

Main fields of academic research
 * Civil-Military Relations
 * The Arab-Israeli conflict
 * Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping Operations
 * Security Studies – Strategy, National Security, War and Peace
 * Jerusalem – Security and Future Political Arrangements

Academic Degrees


Post Doctorate

2005-2006

Department of Political Science

Northwestern University, USA

Post Doctorate

2005 - 2007

Truman Institute for Advancement of Peace

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Ph.D.
Title of Dissertation: : The Army's Influence on the Transitions Process from War to Peace – The Israeli Case Study.(Supervisor: Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov).

2001-2004

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

MA

2000-2001

Conflict Research, Management and Resolution (cum laude)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 

1996

National Security, Strategy and Intelligence Studies – The highest state course for senior intelligence officers (cum laude).

IDF

BA

1990-1992

Behavioral Studies (cum laude).

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

 

Academic Positions

  • 2008 -
Associate Professor
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Israel
  • Conflict Resolution
  • 2007 -
Reviewer of the journal FPA - Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Strategy, War and Peace, Israeli foreign policy
  • 2005 -

Reviewer of the journal Armed Forces & Society. 

  • Civil-Military Relations in Israel

December 2006 – March 2007

Visiting professor

Northwestern University, USA – Department of Political Science

2004 - 2007

Research fellow and Post Doctoral fellow since September 2005 – August 2007

The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The post doctoral research focuses on peacekeeping operations. Supervisor:  Prof. Eyal Ben-Ari.

2007-

Lecturer (adjunct)

Inter Disciplinary Center Hertzelia

2004 -  2005
2007 -

Lecturer (adjunct)

Tel-Aviv University - The Evans Program for Conflict Research

2003 – 2005
2007 -

Lecturer and tutor

IDF - The National Security College

2005 - 2006

Post Doctoral fellow and Lecturer (adjunct)

Northwestern University USA – The Department of Political Science

2004- 2005 

Lecturer (adjunct)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution.

 

Other Present Positions


2000 -

Senior Researcher, member of the institute's think-tank

The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies

 

Past Positions:

  • 2007 – Senior Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations and the Palestinians – The Israeli National Security Council (NSC) at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.
  • 2003-2005 - Israeli co-director of the Strategic Affairs Unit. - IPCRI – Israeli-Palestinian Center for Research and Information.
  • 1978-2000 - Military services, IDF (last rank - Lt. Colonel) in different roles, including a key role in the setting up and commanding on the Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation apparatus in the context of the implementation of the Oslo agreements.

 

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