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The Research Institute of Municipal Corporations

The Research Institute of Municipal Corporations was established by the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, in 2020, as a national center of knowledge and research aimed at improving Israeli municipal and governmental policies in the field of municipal corporations. The Institute functions as a hub of cooperation between all relevant parties, including government ministries, local and international academic institutions, and Israel’s civil society and business sector. Municipal corporations existed even before the establishment of the State of Israel, with hundreds of municipal corporations currently operating in various fields, seeking to implement a diverse range of projects in the various local authorities. However, despite the great importance attributed to their activities, the municipal corporations have not been regulated by law, and their nickname, “the neglected child of public law”, is indicative of the urgent need to rectify the situation. The Research Institute of Municipal Corporations intends, among other goals, to fill this gap, through a holistic view that combines advancing research and activities concerning various issues in the field, which will form a solid basis for the administrative and legal regulation of municipal corporations, and developing action strategies for municipal corporations in a manner that advances the public interest.

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Prof. Assaf Meydani

Prof. Assaf Meydani, Full Professor, is the Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv, Yaffo, Israel. He serves as the President of the Israeli Political Science Association and Member of the Public Committee for funding Political Parties, Knesset, Israel.
A lawyer and public policy expert, he has served in several public policy positions, such as, chairman of the Israel Government Tourist Corporation; a member of the Information Delegation during the Camp David negotiations in the year 2000; member of the Committee for the enactment of Basic Law: Local Government (ULAI 2012); Prof. Meydani was an advisor to the National Commission for the Examination of the Structure of Government in Israel and Advisor to the Committee for the Appointment of Senior Advanced Policy Positions in the Public Service; He was a member of the steering committee, Haredi integration program in higher education, on behalf of the Israeli Council for Higher Education & The Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC); member of the political science committee on behalf of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in Israel; Editorial board member of the journal: World Political Science on behalf of IPSA- the International Political Science Association and member of the editorial board of ITON 77- literary & poetry.

Contact

For further information about our initiatives or pathways to your personal support of the MTA Capital Fund, please contact:

Prof. Assaf Meydani | assafmei@mta.ac.il

Dean, School of Government and Society

The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel

President, The Israeli Political Science Association