Prof. Suzie Navot has been appointed Vice President of Research at the Israel Democracy Institute where she will join IDI President Yohanan Plesner, Vice President of Research Prof. Karnit Flug and Vice President of Strategy Dr. Jesse Ferris on IDI’s management team.
Prof. Suzie Navot has been appointed Vice President of Research at the Israel Democracy Institute where she will join IDI President Yohanan Plesner, Vice President of Research Prof. Karnit Flug and Vice President of Strategy Dr. Jesse Ferris on IDI’s management team. In her new capacity, Prof. Navot will replace Prof. Yuval Shany and oversee the Institute’s Center for Democratic Values and Institutions, the Center for Security and Democracy, and the Center for Religion, Nation and State. Prof. Shany will remain a Senior Fellow after completing a successful four-year term as Vice President.
Suzie Navot is a full professor of constitutional and parliamentary law and, prior to her appointment, was a member of the faculty of the Striks School of Law at the College of Management Academic Studies. She earned a bachelor's degree in law from Tel Aviv University, an M.A in public policy from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University and holds a doctorate in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Navot has taught at the Sorbonne University in Paris and at the National Security College; She has served on several public committees and was a candidate for the Supreme Court.
Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute: "We welcome Prof. Suzie Navot, a world-renowned expert in constitutional and administrative law, to the Institute as Vice President for Research. Prof. Navot will undoubtedly make a significant contribution towards IDI’s core research areas and strengthen the Institute and its mission to bolster Israeli democracy at a time when the impact of our institution is more necessary and vital than ever.”
Prof. Navot: "I see my appointment to the Israel Democracy Institute’s management team as a direct continuation of my academic research and to my work in public policy where I have sought to strengthen our country’s constitutional foundations. The values represented by IDI are the same that have guided my personal vision for Israel’s future, and I am honored to join such a reputable cohort of experts. The Institute's impressive impact, felt on a daily basis, is an asset to the State of Israel and my role will be to assist in the realization of the goals it has set, as well as to help guide the Institute as it continues to grow and develop in new directions."