Richard Melson

April 2006

Hebrew University Halevy

Efraim Halevy- Head of the Center for Strategic and Policy Studies

For Further Details:

Tel. 972(0)2-5881988

Fax. 972(0)2-5881200


Efraim Halevy was head of Mossad, Israel's intelligence service, from 1998 to 2002. Since 2003 he has been head of the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Center for Strategic and Policy Studies

The Center for Strategic and Policy Studies was established in 2003 and functions as an arena for research at the School of Public Policy. Mr. Efraim Halevy, formerly the head of the Mossad (Israel's secret intelligence service) and chairman of the National Security Council, was appointed head of the center.

Research and field studies conducted under its roof investigate fundamental problems and difficulties that the state of Israel is facing, from both strategic and political perspectives. The center insists on the practicability of those projects and promotes research in two parallel paths/ tracks/ horizons; research that will yield academic papers, and research that will aim at implementation of studies in the context of public policy. Research initiated by the center will result in policy papers and action papers which are likely to promote public attention and presumably public discussion.

Each research project will be conducted in collaboration with the senior academic staff of the University.

Efraim Halevy

April 25, 2006