Yossi Tamir /
Labor and Social Welfare Policy Programs
Prof. Tamir is the CEO of JDC-Israel. He previously served as the first CEO of TEVET, a joint venture of the Israeli government and the JDC, which seeks to integrate new populations into the labor force and to remove them from the cycle of poverty. Previously, Tamir also served as CEO of Eshel, the Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Elderly in Israel, founded by the JDC and the Israeli government, and CEO of Ashalim, the Association for Planning and Development of Services for Children and Youth at Risk and their Families, in cooperation with the Israeli Government, JDC-Israel and the Jewish Federation of New York. He was also CEO of the National Insurance Institute and CEO of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. Prof. Tamir is a faculty member at the Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of various boards of directors, amongst them, HaMeshakem and the Gross Fund. In the past he belonged to several public committees, including committees to reform income tax, to examine the health care system, to examine the retirement age, and the Sharon Committee to examine the rights of the disabled. Professor Tamir has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, and an MA in economics. He is also a law school graduate and a member of the Israel Bar Association. He has authored many articles and publications in the areas of welfare and social security, which have been published in journals in Israel and around the world. Among others, he has published a book [Hebrew], Welfare Time Bomb, which deals with welfare policy in Israel.