Yael Patir was the Spring 2011 Atkin Fellow at ICSR.
Whilst at ICSR Yael examined the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with a focus on the relationship between the government, policy and public opinion in Israel, to read her paper please click here.
Yael currently serves as the Israel Program Director at J Street – an American pro-Israel pro-peace lobby group. Prior to this, since 2006, she worked at an Israeli based NGO – the Shimon Peres Center for Peace where she served as Director of the Civil Leadership Department, overseeing cross-border peacebuilding programs that engage a wide range of civil society figures, including Palestinian and Israeli young political leaders. Yael took part in the establishment of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace NGO Forum, a network of some 100 Palestinian and Israeli peace and dialogue organisations, and has served as the Israeli Coordinator since the Forum’s inception in January 2006 until January 2012.
Prior to this, Yael worked at Tel Aviv University’s School of Social Sciences as a Teaching Assistant in the Political Science Faculty, as well as Research Assistant for the Harold Hartog School for Government and Policy, with a focus on local authorities. Yael completed a specialized mediation course for political and civil society leaders and facilitation of dialogue between groups in conflict. She is an elected delegate to the Israeli party “Meretz” convention.
Yael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science from Tel Aviv University, completed Masters coursework in Political Theory and is now studying for her graduate degree in Public Policy.
Yael was born, raised and is currently based in Tel Aviv, Israel.