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Dr. Eitan Shamir is a senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department, Bar Ilan University and a Senior Research Associate with the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center).

Prior to his academic position, he was in charge of the National Security Doctrine Department at the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, Prime Minister Office. Before joining the Ministry, he was a Senior Fellow at the Dado Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies (CIMS) at the IDF General Headquarters.

His research interest and publications focus on topics such as strategy, command, military innovation & reforms and military culture. He is the author of Transforming Command: The Pursuit of Mission Command in the US, UK and Israeli Armies, Stanford UP, 2011 as well as the editor, with Prof. Beatrice Heuser of: Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies: National Styles and Strategic Cultures, Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2016. He has also published articles in leading journals and various book chapters.

Dr. Shamir has been invited for lectures in various leading international institution including: The RAND Corporation, US Military Academy (West Point), US Navy Postgraduate School, Swedish Defense Academy, US Army TRADOC, US Army Mission Command Center of Excellence FL, US Navy War College RI, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Fort Benning GA, US Army, Norway Defense Academy, Oslo, Baltic Defense Academy, Estonia, UK Strategic Forum.

Dr. Shamir has published in leading media outlets such as Ha’aretz, and he Jerusalem Post, and has been interviewed in Army Radio Channel (Galtz) and Channel 2 and 1.

Dr. Shamir has been teaching in the IDF Staff & Command College, IDF Operational Art Course and the IDF Junior Officers academic program. He holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies, King's College London. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Oct 2004Jun 2009

Oct 1990Jun 1992

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1987Jun 1990


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