Dr. Ori Goldberg

Dr. Ori Goldberg's research focuses on the interaction between

religious faith and political behavior. His specialty is Shi'a Islam

and Iran. His doctoral dissertation, published by Routledge in 2011

(Shi'i Theology in Iran: The Challenge of Religious Experience),

dealt with the role of religious experience in the creation of

revolutionary Shi'i discourse in Iran. 

Dr. Goldberg is the author of Lachshov Shi'it (Thinking Shi'a), 

published as part of  IDF Radio's "Broadcast University" series.

He is the co-author (with Shaul Mishal) of Understanding Shiite

Leadership: The Art of the Middle Ground in Iran and Lebanon

 (Cambridge University Press, 2013). 

Dr. Goldberg is the recipient of many academic prizes, including

the Dan David Prize and the Wolff scholarship. He has served as a

research fellow in several prominent institutions and foundations

abroad, including Yale University, the Mellon  Foundation, the Volkswagen Stiftung and others.

He has served as a senior research fellow at the Dado Center for Interdisciplinary

Military Though (IDF) and is a faculty member of the Israeli National Defense

College. Dr. Goldberg teaches and has taught at the IDC, Tel Aviv University, and

other institutions.

Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya

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