Gayil Talshir was the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies for the 2009-2010 academic year. She received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she directs the University’s MA Program in Public Policy for top civil servants. Dr. Talshir’s research focus is on democratic theory, the party system and civil society. Her first book, The Political Ideology of Green Parties: From Politics of Nature to Redefining the Nature of Politics 1972-2002, has garnered international praise. She also seeks to integrate her professional interests with practical applications to generate creative solutions to pressing social and environmental needs faced by both the Jewish community and the world at large.
Gayil Talshir resides in Israel and can be reached at the Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.