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Meir Kraus
Meir Kraus
Research Fellow

Meir Kraus is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute and a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, where he has served as director since 2009.

Meir Kraus has extensive managerial experience in the Israeli education system as well as in the Jewish world. He has filled senior positions such as director of the Jerusalem Education Administration, director of the Administration for Equal Opportunities in Education, and international COO for Taglit-Birthright Israel.

An expert on public policy, Meir Krauss articipated in leading many reforms in the education system, and served as an advisor for nationwide policy planning in various realms.

In the past seven years, he has been involved in leading the geopolitical arena of the Jerusalem Institute of Israel Studies.

Within this framework, his main focus is the analysis of Jerusalem’s current geopolitical situation, as well as future alternatives for political agreement in Jerusalem as part of a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Meir Kraus holds a master’s degree (with honors) in Jewish philosophy and a bachelors’ degree in mathematics and computer science from Hebrew University. He served as a commander of a paratroopers’ battalion in his military service.