All partners logo eng

Center Staff

Research coordinator: Dr. Michal Ben Gal

Dr. Michal Ben Gal is a researcher and the Academic coordinator of the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness. She is also a researcher and  Academic coordinator of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, at the University of Haifa. Michal received her PhD from the University of Haifa (2004). She is a planner (Master of City and Regional Planning, from the Technion, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, 1998) and member in the Israel Planners Association, as well as a lawyer (LL.B. from the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law (2009), and admitted to the Israeli bar in December 2010). Her PhD thesis focused on the Potential of Framing Analysis for Planning and Environmental Conflict Management. Her main research interests include regulatory frameworks for emergency situations, and mitigation and facilitation of public and environmental conflicts. At the Minerva Center she is conducting research on the regulation of preparedness for earthquakes. She teaches Law and the Marine Environment at the Ruppin Academic Center School of Marine Sciences. Other professional experience includes roles as planner (Ministry of Interior); as planner, mediator, coordinator and adviser for public participation processes for the Emek Hefer Master Plan for Sustainable Development;  an internship  at the Haifa District Attorney's Office; and as a lawyer in the private sector. Michal is also active civically in public issues surrounding planning projects

Administrative manager: Eran Bei Halachmi

Eran Beit Halachmi is the administrative assistant at the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Preparedness. He has knowledge and experience in all aspects of operations and administration relating to the activities of research centers in academic institutions and also serves as the Administrator of the Tauber Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Haifa, and an administrator in the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions.
Eran holds an MA in Middle East History from the University of Haifa. He previously taught Hebrew, English and Arabic, and provided translation and writing services to institutional and private clients. He later turned to the academic sector and worked as a research assistant at the Technion's Neaman Institute as part of the European Union's “School Plus” project on the implementation of innovative information technologies in school environments. He then coordinated projects and training programs at the Galilee International Management Institute.

Internet site manager: Vladimir Maizus