Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud is a member of Cohort IV of North American David Hartman Center Fellows, and a doctoral student in History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on relationships between Oriental and Ashkenazi Jews in the Levant and Mandatory Palestine.
Prior to NYU, Yael worked as a senior research assistant in Middle East Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, researching the history the of Arab-Israeli conflict, the U.S. led peace process, and Israeli politics. In addition, she was a project manager at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa, Israel, and is currently a research fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking, a Jewish and Arab research institute.
Yael received her Masters from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and graduated cum laude from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.