Dr. Emmanuel Navon is an academic, author and public speaker specialized in foreign affairs.
He is the Director of the Political Science and Communications Department at the Jerusalem Orthodox College, is a Senior Fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum, and he teaches International Relations at Tel-Aviv University and at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Dr. Navon is an Advisory Board Member of EMET (a pro-Israel Washington think tank), of Bar-Ilan University’s Center for International Communication, and a Central Committee member of Likud.
He was previously a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IDC Herzliya), a fellow at the Shalem Center, a consultant for ARTTIC, CEO of BNIC (a network of pro-Israel business leaders), and managing partner of the Navon-Levy Group (a business consultancy that promoted Israeli development projects in Africa).
Dr. Navon is the author of many books and articles that have appeared in prestigious journals and newspapers, and he is regularly interviewed for his insights on international affairs in TV and radio programs and newspapers.
He is also a renowned international public speaker who has addressed the House of Representatives’ Republican Committee, Georgetown University, Columbia University, The American Enterprise Institute, AIPAC, The Jewish Federations of North America, HEC (Montreal Business School), ESG (Paris Business School), The Herzliya Conference, ORT, Stand With Us, CRIF, as well as major Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, France and Belgium.
His sharp writing, eloquence and debate skills, which he deploys with passion for the defense of Israel, have earned him the unofficial title of “The New Voice of Israel.” His recommendation to set-up a national authority for strategic communication (presented at the 2006 Herzliya Conference) was implemented by the Israeli Government in 2007.
Dr. Navon was born in 1971 in Paris, France, where he studied in an English-speaking elementary school and graduated in Public Administration from Sciences-Po, one of Europe’s most prestigious universities. He moved to Israel in 1993, where he earned his MA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Emmanuel Navon is married to Sima Herzfeld, a US-born health practitioner and cooking teacher. They live in Efrat, Israel, with their four children. He is fluent in English, French, and Hebrew, and he is conversant German.