Itzhak (Itzik) Galnoor

09 April 2014 By New Israel Fund

NIF Board Member
Jerusalem, Israel

Itzhak Galnoor is Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science (emeritus) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute. Since 2012 he has been the Chair of the Israeli Association of Political Science. He was Vice President in Israel of NIF in the early 80's and again on the Executive Committee in the late 90's.

He has been a Visiting Professor at McGill University, (Canada), Nanzan University, (Japan), University of Arhus, (Denmark), Oxford University, (UK), The University of California (Berkeley, USA) and The University of Sydney (Australia). He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association, and edited Advances in Political Science, Cambridge University Press and IPSA book series.

During the Rabin Government 1994–96, he was the Head of the Civil Service Commission. Professor Galnoor has served on Israel Science Foundation's Executive Committee and on the Governing Board of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007-2008 he was Deputy Chair of the Israeli Council of Higher Education.

His research Interests: Comparative politics; The Israeli Political System; Humor and Politics. He has written several books and many articles and his book, The Partition of Palestine: Decision Crossroads in the Zionist Movement (SUNY Press, 1995) is regarded as a milestone on the subject. His new book: The Israeli Political System will be published soon in Hebrew and English.