ERI's management team is supported by an advisory board of distinguished experts that help us both to provide the best research services for our clients and to donate our profits in the most efficient and effective way.
Founder and CEO
Gilad Tanay is an expert in NGO management, Global Justice and Moral Philosophy. He is a graduate of Yale University's Ph.D program in Philosophy, and has served as a lecturer at the Global Justice Program at Yale. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as the Director of Academics Stand Against Poverty USA. He is co-founder of the non-profits "Climate Voices" and The Student Coalition for Peace.
Dr. Maya Dank
Chief Research Officer
Tamar Feldman is a lawyer by training, specialized in international law and human rights. Prior to joining ERI Institute, Tamar served as a senior manager at several civil society organizations, most recently at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Tamar also serves as a board member for a few NGOs, including "Her Academy - Social School for Women Returning to the Work Cycle", and was a member of the first cohort of the Shaharit Institute's
"120 Program" for establishing a new social partnership. Tamar holds an LL.B. with additional program in Gender Studies from the Tel Aviv University, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU and is a published author in the area of international law.
Maya Dank is an expert in advanced quantitative research methods. She earned her PhD in Psycholinguistics at the Hebrew University . She did her post-doctorate jointly at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Hebrew University. She is the recipient of many academic awards, including the Rotenstreich Award and the Marie Curie Fellowship. She has worked for several years as an instructor and VP at the Enrichment Center for Gifted Children in Shoham (Israel), and has recently joined the Seminar Ha-Kibutzim and Levinsky college faculties. She is also an activist in the field of education for human rights. Her first children’s book was published in 2006
Dr. Noa Leibowitz
Director of Research
Noa Leibowitz's areas of expertise are moral and political philosophy. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Reading, UK, and an M.A from Tel-Aviv University. She is highly skilled in analytic research methods in both applied and theoretic contexts. Noa has extensive background in journalism, having previously been employed as a reporter and vice editor for two local Israeli newspapers of the Shoken Ha'aretz syndicate. She teaches philosophy at both high-school and secondary school levels.
Director of Research
Yael Shababo is an organizational psychologist with a vast experience in quantitative research in the social sciences. She holds an MSc degree in Organizational psychology from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a BA in Psychology and in the Honors program "Ofakin" from The University of Haifa. She has served as a marketing research analyst and has worked with both strategic clients and municipalities, leading the entire research process. She has also worked as research coordinator in the cognitive psychology domain, and is experienced in working with both universities and hospitals on methodological planning and execution of cognitive research.
Dr. Daniella Shidlovski
Director of Research
Omer Feitelson is an economist with a vast experience in working with the Israeli public sector and with conducting research in the public policy. He holds an MA degree in Public Policy and a BA in PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Economics), both from the Hebrew University and both with Cum Laude honors. His thesis concerning moral hazard and unemployment went on to be mentioned in both 'The Marker' newspaper and the Van leer magazine. Omer had a chance to learn how government works from the inside while working as a student in the Ministry of Enviromental Protection and later in the Israeli Employment Service. After graduating he went on to work in a consulting firm where he was involved in various public sector projects, most notably in the field of research and regulation of SMEs in Israel.
Daniella Shidlovski is a researcher in the area of social psychology. She completed her PhD studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Bar Ilan University. Daniella Shidlovski was part of the presidential fellowship program for excellent PhD students and her academic research was published in leading journals. She has an extensive knowledge in research methods and development of research paradigm and questionnaires. She is a lecturer for statistics and social psychology and was the co-director of the Tel Aviv’s Branch of “Common Ground”, a non-profit organization which aims to promote critical thinking and reduce the influences of gender stereotypes in education.
Roi Eliashar is a psychologist with a training in clinical psychology. He holds an MSc degree in Clinical psychology, and a BA degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is highly skilled in applying analytical and critical thinking to clinical and research contexts, and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Prior to joining ERI institute, he has worked with adults, children and parents in several mental health settings, and has served as a teaching assistant in psychoanalysis courses for undergraduate students. He has also been involved in activism for promoting public psychology services in Israel.
Raymond Baker is the President of Global Financial Integrity and the author of Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System. He has for many years been an internationally respected authority on corruption, money laundering, growth, and foreign policy issues, particularly as they concern developing and transitional economies and impact upon western economic and foreign interests. He is also a member of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, chaired by former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki. For fifteen years, he lived in Nigeria and established and managed an investment company which set up and acquired manufacturing and financing ventures, the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies.
Dr. Ovadia Ezra
Ovadia Ezra is a Senior Lecturer of Political Philosophy at Tel Aviv University and has served as the department chair. He is the author of the books "Moral Dilemmas in Real Life: Current Issues in Applied Ethics" and "The Withdrawal of Rights: Rights from a Different Perspective", as well as numerous academic articles on human rights and social justice. He is a life-long activist and leader in the area of human rights and social justice.
Prof. Thomas Pogge
Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, he has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, most recently, Politics as Usual. His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide
Yifat Solel, LL.M
Yifat Solel is a distinguished attorney specializing in human rights, Supreme Court petitions, corporate law and cooperatives. Yifat is also a distinguished legal scholar and has published numerous articles, both in prestigious academic journals and in public media. Yifat has served as the legal adviser of many non-profits in the social justice area. She is amongst the most prominent leaders, both as a lawyer and as an activist, of the cooperative movement, the peace movement and the social justice movement in Israel.
Prof. Anat Biletzki
Anat Biletzki is professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy at Quinnipiac University. She has been a Visiting Professor at Boston University and MIT and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She has been active in the peace movement and in human rights in Israel for decades, serving as chairperson of B’Tselem -- the Israeli Information center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories -– in 2001-2006. In 2005 she was chosen as one of “50 most influential women in Israel” by Globes, the Israeli business monthly, and was nominated among the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.”
Prof. Charles Kenny
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. His current work covers topics including the post-2015 development agenda, the role of technology in quality of life improvements, and governance and anticorruption. He has published articles, chapters and books on issues including progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, what we know about the causes of economic growth, the link between economic growth and broader development, the causes of improvements in global health, the link between economic growth and happiness, the end of the Malthusian trap, the role of communications technologies in development, the ‘digital divide,’ and corruption.
Prof. Peter Singer
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, a position that he now combines with the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, One World and The Life You Can Save. He was the founding co-editor (with Helga Kuhse) of the journal Bioethics and the founding president of the International Association of Bioethics. An Australian, in 2012 he was made a Companion to the Order of Australia, his country’s highest civilian honour.
Dr. Amir Tanay, MD
Amir Tanay is a distinguished internal physician and medical researcher. He has served for many years as the head of the department for Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the Wolfson Medical Center.
Cat Tully is director of FromOverHere, a consultancy providing strategy and foreign policy advice. Her motivating principles are a focus on social justice and the importance of multi-stakeholder approaches to address the challenges of the 21st century. Cat is an Associate Fellow of Exeter University’s Strategy and Security Institute, a visiting Director at Wilton Park, and co-founded the School of International Futures. Previously, Cat was Strategy Project Director at the UK FCO and Senior Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before this, she worked in strategy and international relations across the not-for-profit and business sectors, including Christian Aid, Technoserve, Procter and Gamble, UN, EU commission and the World Bank.