Steering Committee

The steering committee lays out the paths the Initiative’s activities will take, authorizes the choice of topics the Initiative addresses, is responsible for the selection of members of the various expert committees and for clarifying situations of conflicts of interest. It is charged with choosing authoritative and respected reviewers for the Initiative’s products and oversees the peer-review process through to incorporation of the reviewers’ comments in the final report. Likewise, processes proposed by the Initiative staff or members of its various committees are brought before the steering committee for its approval.

 

Committee members

Prof. Menahem Yaari - ChairPresident (emeritus) of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Mr. Amir ElsteinTeva Pharmaceuticals
Prof. Michael FeuerThe George Washington University
Prof. Yohanan FriedmannThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Shaul HochsteinThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Noah Lewin-EpsteinTel-Aviv University
Prof. Alexander (Alex) LubotzkyThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu AlhijaTel-Aviv University
Ms. Yehudit ShalviAvnei Rosha Institute
 
 
Former members of the committee

Prof. Gershon Ben-Shakhar  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Benjamin Geiger    Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. David HarelWeizmann Institute of Science
Mr. Alan HoffmannJewish agency
Prof. Moshe JustmanBen Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Yaacov KatzIn his capacity as Chief Scientist, Ministry of Education
Prof. David NevoIn his capacity as acting Chief Scientist, Ministry of Education
Ms. Ruth OttolenghiMinistry of Education (former)
Prof. Naama Sabar Ben-YehoshuaTel-Aviv University
Prof. Dan ShechtmanIsrael Institute of Technology
Prof. Sidney StraussIn his capacity as acting Chief Scientist, Ministry of Education
Prof. Itzhak SwaryTel-Aviv University
Mr. Ariel WeissThe Rothschild Foundation
  
We remember 
  
Prof. Edna Ulmann-Margalit  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem