About Us

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Our Mission

Advancing the research and education of intelligence in Israeli academia by creating a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration among senior and junior scholars, both within Israel and abroad.

For a review of our first year of operation follow this link.

Coordinator

Dr. Ofek Riemer

A postdoctoral fellow with the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research is focused on the international politics of secrecy and the nexus between intelligence, foreign policy, and society. Dr. Riemer published in Contemporary Security Policy, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, War on the Rocks, and Strategic Assessment. Previously, he served as an officer in the IDF Intelligence Directorate (Aman).

Founders

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

The head of the Institute for the Research of the Methodology of Intelligence (IRMI) at the Israel Intelligence Commemoration & Heritage Center (IICC), and the head of the project for regional issues at the Jerusalem Center for Public and State Affairs. Brig. Gen. Kuperwasser served in the IDF Intelligence Directorate (Aman), among other things as the intelligence officer of the Central Command and as head of the Research and Analysis Division. Brig. Gen. Kuperwasser also served as the director general of the Ministry for Strategic Affairs.

Prof. Eviatar Matania

A tenured professor at the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at Tel-Aviv University. Prof. Matania was the founding father and first director general of Israel national cyber directorate for 6 years (2012 – 2018). Currently, Prof. Matania is the head of the MA program in Security Studies, the head of the MA international program in Cyber Politics and Government, and the head of Elrom Air and Space Studies Research Center.

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Siman Tov

The deputy head of the Institute for the Research of the Methodology of Intelligence (IRMI) at the Intelligence Commemoration & Heritage Center (IICC) and a researcher in the field of information operations at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Siman Tov previously served in the Intelligence Directorate of the IDF (Aman). Siman Tov has published books and articles on the subjects of intelligence, cyber and information operations, and is the editor of Intelligence: From Theory to Practice

Col. (Res.) Dr. Ofer Guterman

A Senior research fellow at the Institute for the Research of the Methodology of Intelligence (IRMI) at the Intelligence Commemoration & Heritage Center (IICC), where he is in charge of the academization of intelligence project. Dr. Guterman served in several positions in the Research and Analysis Division in the IDF intelligence directorate (Aman) and in the IDF Northern Command, and was the intelligence assistant to the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary.