The Wexner Foundation generously supports up to ten outstanding government and public service professionals from Israel annually as they pursue a one-year Mid-Career Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School with the goal of providing Israel’s next generation of public leaders with superlative training.

At Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, fellows find a rich environment that is conducive to reflection and dialogue about Israel's policy challenges and the diverse leadership strategies that could address those challenges. Upon completing their degree, fellows return to Israel with an advanced understanding of public management and leadership development, thus enhancing the quality of democracy and the institutional vitality of Israel’s public sector. Wexner Israel Fellows commit themselves to at least three years of continued service in the Israeli public sector following the completion of the program. Fellows will join the Wexner Israel Fellowship Alumni community of more than 500 members and the larger alumni community of the Wexner Foundation.

The 2023-2024 graduating class will be the final class of Wexner Israel Fellows.

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Program manager

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Elisha Gechter