Tommy Steiner

Associate Fellow, Centre for the New Middle East

Tommy Steiner joined the Henry Jackson Society as an Associate Fellow in July 2020.

Tommy Steiner is an Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Lecturer and teaches International Relations and Security Studies at the Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya, Israel.

Until recently, Tommy was a senior research fellow at IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Policy and Strategy. A member of the founding team of the Annual Herzliya Conference Series, Tommy managed the Conference series from 2007 through 2013 – a period during which the Conference became considered one of the top international policy conferences. At the Institute, Tommy authored and edited strategic reports on Israel, the Middle East and global affairs.

Tommy served as the executive director of the Atlantic Forum of Israel, a network-based policy organization that promoted and advanced Israel’s relations with the Transatlantic Community and Europe, and which was especially instrumental in enhancing NATO-Israel relations.

Tommy’s fields of expertise include, global politics and international security, transatlantic relations, EU/NATO policy in the Middle East, and Israel’s foreign relations. In his areas of expertise, Tommy regularly advises Israeli authorities, international organizations, business, media and think-tanks.

Tommy earned his MA (cum laude) in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the recipient of the Yehoshafat Harkaby Award from the Hebrew University’s Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations.

Tommy resides with his wife Shirley in Herzliya, Israel, and they raise Tommy’s children Jonathan, Ariel, and Talya, along with Shirley’s children, Ilay and Noya.



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