Dr. Ofir Haivry is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Herzl Institute and the Director of its National Strategy Initiative. Dr. Ofir Haivry is also a member of the Israel State Council for Higher Education and co-founder of the Edmund Burke Foundation. He writes extensively on the history of political ideas and conservatism. His book John Selden and the Western Political Tradition, published with Cambridge University Press in 2017, offers a broad rethinking of the Anglo-American tradition of political philosophy. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from University College London.