Schusterman Center Scholars Seminar with Nechumi Yaffe.
Nechumi Yaffe is a faculty member in the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. She completed her postdoctoral research at Princeton University, in affiliation with the Daniel Kahneman Center of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, and the University Center for Human Values. Dr. Yaffe's research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms, and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty.
Her work focuses on the ultra-orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel and USA. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she was an advisor for the Haredi educational system. She wrote the new history curriculum and textbook now used by all Haredi high schools in Israel. Nechumi earned a PhD in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, under the supervision of Avner de-Shalit, Eran Halperin and Tamar Saguy. In her vision, research and practice are intertwined, and her academic work is driven by the committment to improving, reaching out and helping the community.
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