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Dr. Tsameret Levy Daphny

Investigator and lecturer at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Shalem College.
Associate at the Forum for Regional Thinking, which seeks to broaden Israelis’ knowledge of the region’s countries and build hope and confidence between Israelis and citizens of Israel’s neighboring countries.
Dr. Levy-Daphny also studies and teaches Buddhist practice, meditation, and philosophy and is part of the One Heart Peace Conference, facilitating dialogue and peace between Israelis and Palestinians at the Arava Spiritual Center.

From Ramat Gan.

Previously, Dr. Levy-Daphny led the Turkish Studies Forum at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem and initiated the Turkish Film Week, a series of movies and lectures in Israeli cinematheques, to showcase “the other Türkiye” and foster regional discourse and cultural exchanges.

Dr. Levy-Daphny holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University, where she researched the history of the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire, and modern Turkish society and culture. She also has a master’s degree in history from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from Ben Gurion University.

My training has renewed my belief that reality can change. It has reinforced my understanding that gender is an integral aspect of both existing conflicts and future peace in our region. I now recognize that the exclusion of women from key political decision-making roles not only reflects gender inequality but also severely harms society as a whole and the rights of both men and women to live in peace and security. Meeting so many diverse women has inspired me and given me the strength and determination to stand with my friends and other women at the forefront of all stages, working together to assert our natural right to shape our civil, military, and political future in the region.