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Talia Gorodess



Talia Gorodess was Spring 2013 Atkin Fellow at ICSR.

Talia currently serves as the Vice President for business development at the Reut Institute, a Tel Aviv based strategy and implementation organization. As part of her job, she oversees all R&D efforts, alongside the implementation of projects such as the development of Israel’s periphery and open-source technological community centers.

In her past, she worked as a research associate for the President at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., focusing on democratization processes in the Muslim World, and served as a campaign coordinator at U.S. PIRG, a public interest group in Washington, D.C. .

Talia is a regular contributor to “Toshav Hozer” (Returning Citizen), a radio show in Galey Tzahal (IDF radio station) about culture and current Israeli affairs. In addition, she serves on the board of the Social Guard in the Knesset and maintains a personal blog where she writes about politics, culture and animals.

Talia holds an M.A. in Security Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (2010), and was awarded a fellowship from the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (with honors) in 2006.

Talia’s ICSR research sheds light on the Israeli social uprisings of 2011, arguing that in order to come a full circle, the Israeli social justice community must also attend to the Palestinian issue. The paper offers guidelines for greater collaboration between the social justice community and peace camp. To read her paper please click here.