Date of birth
19 July 1963
Place of birth
Faction represented in Knesset
Ronen Hoffman ( Hebrew: רונן הופמן, born 19 July 1963) is an Israeli academic and politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid.
Biography [ edit ]
Hoffman was born in
Afula and grew up in the city. After his [1 ] national service he studied political science at Tel Aviv University.
He worked as an information officer in the Israeli consulate in
Atlanta and as a personal aide to Yitzhak Rabin during the 1992 elections. He was then involved in co-ordinating the Israeli delegation for peace talks with Syria between 1992 and 1994. [1 ]
An expert in crisis management, conflict resolution and anti-terrorism policy, Hoffman founded the
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and served as its CEO between 1996 and 1997. In 1999 he completed his doctorate at King's College London, dealing with Syrian-Israeli Peace Negotiations from 1992-1995. [1 ] He then worked as a senior lecturer at the Institute focussing on governance, diplomacy, international relations and political psychology between 2001 and 2012. [2 ] [1 ] He also worked as a policy advisor to the [3 ] Ministry of Defense during 2001.
In 2012 he joined the new
Yesh Atid party and was placed nineteenth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections. He entered the Knesset after the party won 19 seats. [4 ]
Hoffman lives in
Herzliya, is divorced and has two children. [1 ]
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