Ambassadors Online – Academic Public Diplomacy


Sponsors and Staff


  • Prof. Eli Avraham - Academic supervisor

    Prof. Eli Avraham - Academic supervisor

    Media Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is the heads the Comper Center for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism at the University of Haifa. Prof. Avraham is the author/co-author of a number of books including “Campaigns for Promoting and Marketing Cities in Israel” (2003), “Media Strategies for Marketing Places in Crisis and Improving the Image of Cities, Countries and Tourist Destinations” (Elsevier, 2008) and “Marketing Tourism for Developing Countries: Battling stereotypes and crises in, Asia, Africa and the Middle East” (2016, Palgrave-McMillian). His research interests include: public relations and marketing strategies, marketing places, nation branding, advertising, crisis management and crisis communication.

  • Dr. David Gurevich- Founder

    Dr. David Gurevich- Founder

    Dr. David Gurevich is the Founder of Ambassadors Online and served as the Founding Director from the beginning of the program in 2011. He obtained his PhD from the University of Haifa in 2014, specializing on Jerusalem. After completing his doctoral studies, he was awarded of the Fulbright Fellowship and was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Harvard University in 2014-5. In the present, he is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Gurevich research focuses on Israel & Jewish studies (from ancient to modern time), archaeology, geopolitics, and antisemitism.

    Dr. Gurevich represented Israeli academia in various international frameworks, including as the Delegate of Israel to the Young Diplomats Forum 2013 congress. In 2013-4, Dr. Gurevich worked with Dr. Einat Wilf’s team on a policy development regarding UNRWA. Spring 2014 he spent in Rome, as the head of Israeli graduate delegation to UNESCO academic Israeli-Palestinian dialogue project. In 2015, he took part in Tikvah Advanced Institute (Washington, DC) on nuclear war strategy. In summer 2017, he took part in ISGAP institute of Curricula Development in Antisemitism Studies, Oxford University. He is often invited to speak on Israel-related topics and geopolitics to groups in the country and abroad

  • Mr. Elai Rettig - Program Director

    Mr. Elai Rettig - Program Director

    Elai Rettig is the Director of the Ambassadors Online Program. He is an advanced-stage PhD student and a lecturer at the School of Political Science in the University of Haifa. He is also a Research Fellow at the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy (HMS) and at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). He is a former Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. His research focuses on energy security and energy policy in Israel and the Middle-East. He has received grants from the Israeli Ministry of Energy, the Israeli Ministry of Science, and from the Chaikin Chair in Geostrategy at the University of Haifa.

  • Mr.Danny Gur - Program Coordinator

    Mr.Danny Gur - Program Coordinator

    Coordinator at the Ambassadors Online Program since 2017; Graduate of Ambassador Online fifth year session .Danny is student in his last year of  special program including MA in international relations and BA in law studying; Former liaison officer to international organizations and NGO’S  in Hebron district behalf COGAT; Studied at Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation; Former MUN member in Haifa university; Project Manager in ISEF foundation.