Dr. Nimrod Goren is the President and Founder of Mitvim, and the Co-Founder of Diplomeds – The Council for Mediterranean Diplomacy. He teaches Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a Faculty Affiliate at Syracuse University’s Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). He holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Psychology from the Hebrew University and was a 2009-10 Hubert Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright Scholar) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the recipient of the Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East and the Centennial Medal of the Institute of International Education, and a former Visiting Fellow at JStreet. Dr. Goren was also named a Vamik Volkan Scholar by the International Dialogue Initiative and is a member of the Global Diplomacy Lab. He serves on the board of The Center for Enterprising Citizens and on the steering committees of the Geneva Initiative and the Turkish-Israeli Civil Society Forum. His areas of expertise include diplomacy, regional cooperation and peacemaking, with a focus on Israel’s foreign policy and regional relations, the Middle East peace process, and Turkish foreign policy.