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BBC welcomes new president

The incoming President of Beit Berl College, Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir, is a highly respected public figure with a prestigious career in academia and government.
She is an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and was a deputy speaker of the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset). She also served as Israel's Minister of Immigration (1999-2001) and Minister of Education (2006-2009), representing the Labor party.

Prof. Tamir received her BA and MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Oxford, where she worked under the supervision of Sir Isaiah Berlin. She was a professor at Tel Aviv University and a visiting professor and scholar-in-residence at Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Central European University in Budapest and New York University. 

Prof. Tamir is the author of Liberal Nationalism (Princeton University Press) and Who is Afraid of Equality? Society and Education in Israel (in Hebrew), as well as of 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 together with Prof. Steve Macedo (New York University Press). Her most recent book, Why Nationalism, was published by Princeton University Press (2019). 

Prof. Tamir is a founding member of the Israeli peace movement Peace Now and served as the chairperson of the Israeli Association of Civil Rights.

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