Dr. Emmanuel Navon is a university lecturer, author, news commentator 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, teaches International Relations at Tel-Aviv University and at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and is an international news analyst and commentator for I24News.
He was previously a managing partner with the Navon-Levy Group (a business consultancy that promoted Israeli development projects in Africa), a consultant for Arttic Israel (advising Israeli companies on obtaining R&D funding from the European Union), a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IDC Herzliya), and a fellow at the Shalem Center.
Dr. Navon is the author of 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.
A renowned international public speaker, he 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.
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.