Oded Eran

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Oded Eran of the INSS in a photo from the INSS website. Accessed 12 November 2012.

Oded Eran is a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (Israel) and served as director of INSS from July 2008 to November 2011. Eran has had a long career in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions.[1] He served as Israeli ambassador to Jordan and to the European Union[2].


Oded holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.[1]

Career History

  • July 2008 - November 2011: Director of the Institute for National Security Studies.[1]
  • 2007: World Jewish Congress representative in Israel.[3]
  • 2002 - 2007: Israel's ambassador to the European Union (covering NATO).[1]
  • 1999 - 2000: Head of Israel's negotiations team with the Palestinians.[1]
  • 1997 - 2000: Israel's ambassador to Jordan.[1]

Current Activities

Eran currently serves as an advisor to the Knesset Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs and is also a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Oded Eran: Senior Research Fellow, INSS website, last accessed 12 November 2012.
  2. The Jordan Times, King optimistic about peace process after meeting Israel's defence minister, The Jordan Times, Accessed 26-August-2009
  3. Shirli Sitbon, 'Israeli ambassador: half of the Jewish nation is under threat', European Jewish Press, 14 November 2006.