Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir

Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is the incoming President of Beit-Berl teachers' College and an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government Oxford. She was a deputy speaker of the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) and served as Israel's Minister of Immigration (1999-2001) and Minister of Education (2006-2009) representing the Labor party.

Tamir received her BA and MA from the Hebrew University and her Ph.D. in political philosophy from Oxford University where she worked under the supervision of Sir Isaiah Berlin. She was a professor at Tel-Aviv University and a visiting professor and a scholar-in-residence at: Princeton, Harvard, The University of Pennsylvania, the Central European University in Budapest and New York University.

Tamir is the author of Liberal-Nationalism(Princeton University Press) and Who is Afraid of Equality? Society and Education in Israel (in Hebrew), as well as of numerous articles in the fields of moral and political philosophy, philosophy of education, feminism and human rights. She is the editor of Democratic Education in a Multicultural State (Blackwell) and, Moral and Political Education together with Professor Seteve Macedo (New York University Press). Her most recent book Why Nationalism was published with Princeton University Press (Jan 2019).

It the last decade Tamir served as the president of Shenkar College, she lead the extraordinary academic growth and innovative buildup of the college now raked at the top of the global list of academic institutions of its kind. Tamir also now leads the academic team of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford that researches and works with leading institutions around the world on innovation in education. In that capacity she works with RISE, Brookings, OPPI, B2 and many other groups and research teams that specializes in educational transformations. This, alongside her own experience as leading the most profound school reform in Israel makes her an expert on system change and educational reforms.

Prof. Yael (Yuli) Tamir

Member of International Advisory Board