School of Government and Society
The MTA School of Government and Society prepares students for a career of public service in Israel. Lead by accomplished and field-tested faculty, students are ushered into a world of experiential learning and research that explores topics such as media studies, regulation and digital governance.
Master's program offered at MTA
M.A. in Family Studies
Head of Program: Dr. Sharon Ramer Biel
The program deepens learner knowledge and understanding of the types of family structures, the difficulties families face, the social mechanisms that affect families and their lives, and the diverse values and attitudes that guide them. This knowledge, together with the counseling orientation of the program, turns students into family affairs experts who possess the tools to improve the quality of life of families in a variety of fields.
Within the M.A. in Family Studies, students can specialize in Individual Counseling for Families. This specialization focuses on the unique, new challenges contemporary families face, such as parental partnership, parental authority, change in the role of the family in integrated families with different couples, single, or single-family households, and living in the digital era. Emphasis is also put on multi-generational families and related challenges, such as retiring, moving to a nursing home, late parenting, etc.
Prof. Assaf Meydani
Full Professor Assaf Meydani has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for New Institutional Science at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri; the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization at the University of California, Berkeley; at the Centre for the Study of Judicial Institutions & the Centre for Public Policy Analysis at the Department of Political Science University of Bologna, Italy and at the Center for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.
Professor Meydani's research interests include public policy, politics and law, and political economy.
He is the author of several books among them The Anatomy of Human Rights in Israel, Constitutional Rhetoric and State Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014); The Israeli Supreme Court and the Human Rights Revolution, Courts as Agenda Setters (Cambridge University Press, 2011).