The Haredi Institute for Public Affairs announces the appointment of Dr. Shai Shtern, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University and head of the housing department at the Haredi Institute, as the Deputy Director of the Institute.
The appointment represents a significant step in the development and revitalization of the Institute’s activities, expected to focus on in-depth research and core issues related to the interrelations between the Haredi society and the broader Israeli society and state.
Dr. Shtern will lead the research field at the Haredi Institute. Additionally, he will oversee a strategic project involving senior figures from the Israeli academia and the national security system, aimed at formulating an implementation plan for integrating the Haredi society as an integral part of Israel’s national resilience and security.
Dr. Shtern, a specialist in property law, planning, construction, and the legal construction of space, has been heading the housing research department at the Haredi Institute for the past three years. His research focuses on the tension between the state and the communities operating within its boundaries, including political, legal, and spatial aspects. He has published dozens of articles in leading journals in the fields of law, sociology, and space both in Israel and abroad. He serves on the management boards of international academic associations and is a writer and chief editor of the law journal at Bar Ilan University.
Chairman of the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs, Eli Paley: “The challenging security reality we have faced, once again proves that for the future and prosperity of the State of Israel, both from a security perspective and a socio-economic perspective, it is essential upon us to find solutions, make adjustments, and redefine the interrelations between the Haredi society and the State of Israel. I congratulate Dr. Shtern on his appointment to this position. I am confident that his appointment will bring a significant contribution to the professional development of the Institute, and his rich research experience will greatly assist the Institute in formulating the research infrastructure and advancing precise policies on issues related to the Haredi population”.