Prof. Bernard Avishai is Visiting Professor at the Fuqua School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is former Dean of the Raphael Recanati International School and Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. He has written dozens of articles on the politics and history of Israel, in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Harper's, The New York Times, Fortune, and many other publications. He has also written widely on intellectual capital, including “Israel’s Future: Brainpower, High Tech--and Peace” in Harvard Business Review. He has published two books, The Tragedy of Zionism: How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 2nd. Edition, paper, Helios Press) and A New Israel: Democracy in Crisis, 1973-1988, (Ticknor and Fields).

Avishai is former International Director of Intellectual Capital at KPMG LLP. From 1986 to 1991, he was strategy and technology editor of Harvard Business Review. He was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987.
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