Dr. Emmanuel Navon

Senior fellow.

Email: enavon@jiss.org.il

Dr. Emmanuel Navon is a scholar and practitioner of diplomacy. He is the Executive Director of ELNET Israel (an NGO that promotes relations between Israel and Europe) and is an adjunct lecturer of International Relations at Tel Aviv University. He has also taught at Reichman University and at the IDF’s National Security College, and he is a senior analyst for i24news. 

Dr. Navon has authored four books and dozens of articles that have appeared in professional journals, and in world-class newspapers such as Le Monde and Newsweek. His book The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel (Jewish Publication Society/University of Nebraska Press, 2020) is an academic reference, which has been translated so far into Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Italian. Previously, Navon served as head of the Political Science and Communication Department at the Jerusalem Haredi College; as a founding partner of the Navon-Levy Group (a consultancy that promoted Israeli agricultural and energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa); as CEO of BNIC (an NGO that trained Israeli business leaders in diplomatic advocacy); and as a consultant with ARTTIC (a leading European consulting firm specialized in R&D funding).

Dr. Navon graduated in public administration from Sciences-Po and earned his Ph.D. in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is equally fluent in English, French, and Hebrew, and is conversant in German and Italian. 

Expert in international relations.

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