Dr. Ron Shavit

Dr. Ron Shavit

The side of good, with which we have been endowed, is what gives reason to our lives and reveals the justness of our wish to fight for it

Shimon Peres, 1978

Ron Shavit holds a PhD in Political Science, specializing in leadership and political psychology. He has worked as a lecturer in Peres Academic Center since its establishment. He served as the speech writer of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres. Has been working as a television a political commentator with the Knesset Channel for about a decade. He has served in senior positions in the public service, and gained rich experience in management and policymaking. In 2009, he gained his PhD from Bar Ilan University in honor of pioneering and groundbreaking research in the field of leadership. As part of his work, he has constructed a political-psychological model for leader analysis, and implemented it through a comprehensive empirical study about Shimon Peres’s long years of public activity.

Areas of study: Public policy, communication skills, civics, general history, academic proficiency