Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, where he also serves as Chairman of the Political Science Department, head of the Abba Eban Graduate Studies Program in Diplomacy, and Director of the Frances Brody Institute for Applied Diplomacy. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) at Georgetown. In 2007, he also served (pro-bono) as President of Western Galilee College. Professor Shain earned his BA in Philosophy (1981) and an MA in Political Science (1983) from Tel Aviv University. He subsequently received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 1988. He was also head of the Hartog School of Government from 2003 to 2007 and co-director (with Peter Berkowitz) of the Israel Program on Constitutional Government (2003-2008).
Professor Shain has held numerous visiting appointments, including at Sciences Po in Paris; Yale University; Wesleyan University; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and Middlebury College. He was also a Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University. He has lectured around the world and was honored as the David and Goldie Blanksteen in Jewish Ethics at Yale Law School (2000), as the Olin Lecturer at the Harvard Lecturer Academy (2002), and as the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Chair at Georgetown University (1999-2002). His latest book, The Israeli Century and the Israelization of Judaism is a bestseller that has won national acclaim in his country. It will be published in English in 2020.
He is currently working on the English and French editions of my bestselling book (Hebrew) The Israeli Century and The Israelization of Judaism