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Dr. Shira Efron - Challenges & Opportunities: Israeli-Arab Regional Cooperation

  • The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 United States (map)

DR. SHIRA EFRON is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, a special advisor on Israel with RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has extensive experience investigating geopolitical trends in the broader Middle East as well as domestic policies in Israel Prior to RAND, Dr. Efron was the policy director and country representative of the Institute for Inclusive Security in Israel. Previously, she was a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Efron was also a research analyst at a hedge fund in New York, an editor at the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, and a reporter in the Israeli Defense Forces. Dr. Efron graduated from the Pardee RAND Graduate School with a Ph.D. in policy analysis. She has an M.A. in international relations/international business from New York University (NYU) and a B.Sc. in biology and computer science from Tel Aviv University. For