Dr. Gayil Talshir has her Ph.D. from Oxford University where she wrote her dissertation on the political ideology of the Greens in Europe. She has established and led the center for Advanced Public Policy and the program for Top Civil Servants in Public Policy as well as the President’s Program for Academic Leadership. She explores the ideological scene as a dimension of the crisis of democracy. She recently led two research groups and published two books on higher education – contemporary dilemma, and governability and democracy. Her forthcoming book, The Netanyahu Era: Ideological Transformations, Structural Changes (SUNY) analyzes the processes of change under the Netanyahu era. She was the visiting professor at the Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies at UCLA for 2022.