Dr. Gil Murciano

Cohort: 2012

Supervisors: Thomas Risse & Janice Stein

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Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) and the Hertie School of Governance

Postdoctoral Research Associate / Guest Lecturer

Gil Murciano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the SWP and had recently served as a Fox Fellow at Yale University. In addition, Gil serves as a guest lecturer specializing on Middle-Eastern international politics at the Hertie School of Governance. During the last year, Gil has also been developing a new policy initiative that aims to turn members of the ME diaspora in Germany into foreign policy advisers. The initiative was recently chosen for the Hertie Stiftung’s Innovation Center for Advanced Practitioners.

Gil has served for more than a decade in different capacities within the Israeli national security and foreign affairs community. He worked as a senior foreign policy analyst at the Tel Aviv-based Reut Institute for Strategic Thinking (currently known as the Reut Group), and as an analyst at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Gil is also a contributing member to the Israeli-Arab King's College-based Atkin Fellowship Network.

Title of PhD Thesis

Honor - The Matter from which Peace is Made: Honor as a Strategic Force of Conciliation in the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Process


Research Interests

Conflict Studies

Security Studies

International Politics of the Middle-East

Strategic Decision-Making

Intelligence Studies 

Freie Universität Berlin
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