Tal Dror joined ICSR as the Autumn 2013 Atkin Fellow. Her research focused on the field of international relations and its impact on the Middle East peace process. In her research Tal want compared the EU and US efforts to influence the peace process, and answered the question of which efforts have had more influence on the Palestinian or the Israeli side. To read her paper please click here.
Tal is currently an Internal Political Advisor at the British Embassy in Israel, a job which has given her access to the diplomatic world and gave her the opportunity to learn more about the EU and the UK interests in the Middle East. Before this Tal, began her political career as a parliamentary assistant to an MK from the Kadima party, and she was also a political adviser and a spokesperson in the 18th Knesset. In this role Tal created a political and parliamentary strategy, prepared detailed perennial work plans, managed working relations with government officials (in the faction, party, Knesset, government, lobbying and PR offices), parliamentary work and exercised the entire system of parliamentary tools, budget management and managing an array of contacts with the public and segmented databases.
Tal holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Masters degree in Government, Specialising in Political Marketing from the IDC Herzliya.
Tal is an alumna of the US State Department ‘IVLP’ Program, a delegation of senior strategic advisors who studied the US presidency campaign, she was released from the IDF as a Lieutenant in the education forces and soon after that was involved as one of the founders of ‘Awakening in Jerusalem’ – a Jerusalem youth list which won two seats in the city council.