Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel

 Fellow at Tel Aviv University's Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, where she has been involved in the development of Israel's national cybersecurity policy. She co-chaired the 2011 National Cyber Initiative's Policy and Regulation Committee, and publishes research on various legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity. Deborah serves as the full-time Director of the Wexner Foundation's Israel Fellowship Program, based in Jerusalem.

Prior to these positions, Deborah served as Analyst Team Leader for Middle East regional issues at the Reut Institute, an innovative public policy think tank. Between 1994 and 2005, she was Director of the Department of Regulation and International Treaties in the Israeli Ministry of Communications, and served as well in the Director-General's Bureau of the Ministry. During this period, she served on delegations to the World Trade Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the bilateral negotiations leading up to the Oslo Accords, and for the peace treaty with Jordan. Deborah has taught at the law faculties of Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University and the College of Management in Rishon LeZion.

She received her B.A. in History and Anthropology summa cum laude from Wellesley College and the Ecole de Sciences Politiques in Paris; her LL.B. and LL.M. cum laude from Hebrew University;  and a M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government  as a Wexner Foundation Fellow in 2000-2001

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