Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art

Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is the President of Shenkar College. She was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and a member of the Finance committee, the Education committee and the Security and Foreign Affairs committee; she served as the Minister of Immigration (1999-2001) and as a Minister of Education (2006-2009).

Tamir received her BA and MA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Cum Laude), and her Ph.D. in political philosophy from Oxford University where she wrote her thesis under the supervision of Sir Isaiah Berlin. She was a professor at Tel-Aviv University and a scholar-in-residence at Princeton, Harvard, The University of Pennsylvania, the European University in Florence, the Central European University in Budapest.

Professor Tamir received many academic awards including the Balliol College Domus Scholarship, The Moses Montefiore Scholarship, the Alon Fellowship, the Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship and the Fulbright Fellowship, and research fellowship at the Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University.

Tamir is the author of Liberal-Nationalism (Princeton University Press), as well as numerous articles in the fields of moral and political philosophy, philosophy of education, feminism and human rights. She is the editor of Democratic Education in a Multicultural State (Blackwell) and, Moral and Political Education (New York University Press), with Professor Macedo.

Professor Tamir is a founding member of the Israeli peace movement “Peace Now” and served as the chairperson of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel and was a member of the political committee of Women’s Lobby.