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Daniel Polisar

Shalem College

Daniel Polisar is co-founder and Executive Vice President of Shalem College. He previously served as President of the Shalem Center from 2002-2013 and also served as its Director of Research, Academic Director, and Editor-in-Chief of the center’s journal Azure. Before joining Shalem, he was founder and director of Peace Watch, a non-partisan organization monitoring Israeli and Palestinian compliance with the Oslo Accords, and head of the Peace Watch observer team during the January 1996 Palestinian elections. Dr. Polisar received his BA in politics from Princeton University and his PhD in government from Harvard University, where he was the recipient of Truman and Fulbright scholarships, as well as of a Mellon Fellowship. His research interests include the history and philosophy of higher education, education in Israel, and Israeli constitutional development.