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Earth and Space

The Board


Tal Zelinger

Founder and President

Student of LL.B and B.A in Government, Foreign Affairs and Strategy, Reichman University.

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Nir Kaufman

Vice President

Digital and Media Manager

Student of LL.B and M.A in Government, Foreign Affairs and Strategy, Reichman University

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Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Board Member

Executive Director of Fulbright Israel.

Founding editor of Journal of Levantine Studies.

Previous experience:

Senior research fellow and Academic Director at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. 

Taught Middle Eastern studies and Turkish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Headed the Israeli network of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue.


BA in Jewish History and Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University.

PhD from the Department of Politics, the University of Durham, U.K.

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Nadav Ben-Yehuda

Board Member

Professional Athlete in the fields of Technical Ice Climbing and High Altitude Mountaineering, SAR Operative, Consultant and Lecturer.


The Israeli who climbed the most mountains of above 8,000 meters, the first Israeli to climb the most dangerous mountain in the world - Annapurna 1, and served as the Chairman of the Alpine Committee and as a Member of the Board of the Israel Climbing Association.


Engaged in the fields of Emergency and Disaster Management, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Search and Rescue, International Development and Humanitarian Aid, and manages the Rabin Leadership Academic Program at Reichman University.


Representative of the Government of Nepal in a variety of positions, including as a Senior Advisor to the Embassy of Nepal in Israel, as a representative of Israel in the bodies of the Nepal National Chamber of Commerce and the governmental Nepal Tourism Board, as well as the Chairman of both Israel-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Israel-Nepal Friendship Association, and at the Management and Board of Directors of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce.


Nadav holds a Master's Degree in Public Health, Specializing in Emergency and Disaster Management from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, a Bachelor's Degree in Law, and a Bachelor's Degree in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Specializing in Counter-Terrorism and National Security from Reichman University.

Married to Lena, and they have two sons.

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Dr. Ori Goldberg

Board Member

Dr. Ori Goldberg is an expert on the study of modern Iran and Shi'i revolutionary movements.
He has published four books on the subject. Two of the books were published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Goldberg on regular basis publishes opinion columns on Israeli news sites, and regularly interviewed by international and Israeli television stations on issues of regional security and politics. 


Dr. Goldberg often lectures and speaks in a broad variety of academic institutions, from Tsinghua University in Beijing to the University of Oslo in Norway.


Dr. Goldberg is a regular consultant to Israel's government and defense establishment, including the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and the IDF.

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