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CJI Advisory Board


Professor Irwin Cotler

Irwin Cotler is a former Member of the Canadian Parliament, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada, and an international human rights lawyer. A constitutional and comparative law scholar, Prof. Cotler intervened in landmark Charter of Rights cases in the areas of free speech, freedom of religion, minority rights, peace law, and war crimes justice, and served as Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism and as member of the Organization of American States (OAS), and the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. He is the recipient of eleven honorary doctorates, and numerous awards including the Order of Canada.

Dr. Dalit Stauber

Dalit Stauber served as Director General of the Ministry of Education from 2021 to 2023 and from 2011 to 2013, where she led several reforms in the Ministry of Education to adapt the educational system to the 21st century. She also holds several public positions, such as the chairwoman of the Stauber committee to promote women in civil service, Ministry of Education representative of the UN CEDAW, member of the IDF education corps advisory board, lecturer and member of the board of trustees at Ono academic college, and member of the Yad Vashem board of directors.

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Dr. Jean De Gunzburg

Dr. Jean De Gunzburg is a scientist and businessman, director of several startup biotechnology companies, and former President of World ORT. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of Paris 7 and has an extensive academic research background at the CNRS, INSERM and Institute Curie (Paris, France), publishing over 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. As a descendant of ORT's co-founder, Baron Horace de Gunzburg Dr. De Gunzburg emphasizes the importance of education, in particular vocational training, and Jewish education. Driven by his academic achievements and commitment to philanthropy, Dr. Jean De Gunzburg is a prominent figure in both the scientific and charitable communities.

Orna Hozman Bechor

Orna Hozman Bechor is an experienced CEO of four government offices and former chairwoman of the board of the Ashdod Port, who currently serves as a board member at Migdal Group, Bazan Group, Energix, Global Knafaim Leasing, and Megureit Israel. She is a skilled director in government and public business entities, having extensive financial experience in managing multi-billion shekels budgets and possessing an in-depth understanding of regulatory areas, strategic vision, and risk management capabilities. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of West London and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

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Professor Chuck Freilich

Professor Chuck Freilich is Israel's former deputy national security adviser and a long-time senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, as well as a senior fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies (INSS) and the Miryam Institute. He also teaches political science at Columbia, NYU and Tel Aviv Universities. Professor Freilich authored several books, including Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy (Cornell Press 2012). He has published numerous academic articles and over 220 op-eds, appears frequently in the media and serves as senior editor of the Israel Journal for Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Alexander Ben Zvi

Alexander Ben Zvi is the former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to Russia, Poland, Slovakia, and Costa Rica, with over 40 years of diplomatic experience in Eastern and Central Europe and Latin America. He was one of the first Israeli diplomats to participate in the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Poland and the Soviet Union. Additionally, Dr. Ben Zvi served as a visiting lecturer in most of the diplomatic academies of Latin America, a senior member of the crisis management team of the MFA, and the Head of the International Relations department of the Ministry of National Infrastructures.

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Dr. Dana Wolf

Dr. Dana Wolf is an expert in international humanitarian law, law of occupation, and international criminal law, and Head of the Law and Security Program at Reichman University. She focuses on research and teaching of international conflict management, resolution, and negotiation. Dr. Wolf is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and a Board Member at the Rubenstein Center for Constitutional Challenges (ICCC). Previously, Dr. Wolf served as a research fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard. She previously served as an Adviser to the Legal Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New York.

Major General Shlomi Michael

Major General (Res.) Shlomi Michael is the former Commander of the Judea and Samaria Police District and the National Counterterrorism Unit, with 33 years of operational, managerial, and leadership experience. He has accumulated extensive experience in building diverse combat, intelligence, and surveillance units, skilled in using state-of-the-art technologies, creativity, and ingenuity. He oversaw the cooperation between Israeli and overseas emergency, law enforcement, security, and intelligence organizations, and provided training and consulting services on counterterrorism abroad.

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Dr. Rachel Levy Drummer

Dr. Rachel-Shelly Levy-Drummer established the groundbreaking "Biomedical Informatics for MD" program and served as the Secretary of Academic Affairs at Bar Ilan University from 2014 to 2023. In parallel, Dr. Levy-Drummer has actively contributed to preserving the history and heritage of the Jewish community in Bitola and Macedonia through various restoration and cultural projects, including the Bitola March of Living, a mass singing event, and the Pomegranate Project in Jerusalem's Sherover Promenade. Dr. Levy-Drummer is also recognized as a lecturer on the history of Macedonian Jews and holds degrees in chemistry and statistics, including an MSc and a PhD in biomathematical modeling, from Bar Ilan University.

Balfour Mor

Balfour Mor is a management and strategic consulting expert. He co-founded Tefen Management Consulting, an international consulting firm, and has led and implemented rehabilitation and growth programs in companies within heavy industry, telecommunications, computing services, and insurance sectors. Additionally, Mr. Mor is a social activist and volunteer, committed to reducing social gaps, providing equal opportunities, and strengthening disadvantaged populations in Israeli society. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University.

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Anat Friedman

Anat Friedman is the founder of AF Communications and Strategy Consulting, with 25 years of experience working in the public relations and communications industry. She is an expert in corporate communications, crisis intervention, media relations, message development, and strategic communications. In her previous roles, she served as Senior Vice President at Ran Rahav Communications, as Spokesperson of the Permanent Israeli Mission to the UN, and as Spokesperson for several government offices. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University in Political Communications.

Dr. Gregory Asmolov

Dr. Gregory Asmolov is a Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, whose expertise is crisis and strategic communication, focusing on the role of social media in crisis situations and conflicts. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Asper Institute for New Media Diplomacy at the Reichman University. Dr. Asmolov was previously a Middle East correspondent for the Russian newspapers Kommersant and Novaya Gazeta, and Israeli TV. Gregory earned a PhD from the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE), an MA in Global Communication from George Washington University.

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