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Core Faculty

Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi - Program Director


Fields of Interest: American foreign policy, the roots and development of U.S.-Israeli relations, issues in strategic studies (strategic surprise)

Division: International Relations

Room: 4011
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Prof. Ben D. Mor - Head, Division of International Relations


Fields of Interest: constructivist and sociological theories in international relations, rhetoric of peace and war, public diplomacy, methodology (discourse analysis, formal models)
Division: International Relations

: 4024
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Prof. Michael Gross, Head of School


Fields of Interest: political theory, democratic theory, military medical ethics, just war and humanitarian law
: International Relations
: 4022


Dr. Carmela Lutmar



Fields of Interest: war research, strategic decisions, leadership, negotiation during crises, mediation in international conflict and civil wars
Division: International Relations

Dr. Ehud (Udi) Eiran

Fields of Interest: international conflict, conflict resolution and international relations theory. Dr. Eiran's article, "What Happens After Israel Attacks Iran," was recently selected by Foreign Affairs Magazine as one of the 12 best online articles published in 2012.
Division: Lecturer, the Division of International Relations

Dr. Itzhak Gerberg


Dr. Itzhak Gerberg is former Consul General of Israel in Mumbai, India and Shanghai, China and former Ambassador of Israel to Zimbabwe and Georgia.

Fields of Interest: international relations, foreign policy, diplomacy, policy planning, Israel's foreign policy, Asia, South Asia, India, Euro-Asia and Africa


Haifa is Israel's third largest city. Distinguishing features of Haifa are the physical beauty of the city and the coexistence of its ethnically diverse communities that live and work together. The Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities of Haifa, along with the neighboring Druze villages of Isfiya and Daliat el-Carmel, are important components of the city's social and cultural development,  which have contributed greatly to the city's cultural life, creating a modern Mediterranean city that is truly special.


The Diplomacy Studies program is intended to provide its students with:

✓ up-to-date diplomatic methods
✓ new bargaining techniques
✓ new historical data
✓ new comparative perspectives
✓ new communication theories
✓ new insights on simulation theories and practice

With special emphasis on the actual dynamics of diplomatic processes as they unfold in the contemporary Middle East.

student life

The University of Haifa International School offers a range of co-curricular activities that will enhance your experience at the university and in Israel. An experienced staff of student activity coordinators prepares an extensive itinerary of trips and tours, guest lectures and cultural events, which offer students an enlightening view of Israel, its people, natural beauty and cultural sites.

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