Davis Graduate School (TELEM IR)

The Davis Graduate School of International Relations (DGSIR) is a five-year program that combines master and doctorate degrees. It has a graduate school structure, similar to leading programs worldwide.

The program offers the following benefits:

  • An intensive and challenging learning environment
  • Positioning students at the forefront of scholarly research
  • Studying with a selective group of high-achieving students
  • A mix of English and Hebrew in learning and writing
  • The DGSIR begins with a two-year coursework of cutting-edge IR research
  • The next three years are devoted to the dissertation and introduction to the academic world

The DGSIR, unique in Israel, strives to provide its students with the financial means that will allow them to focus on and develop their academic career.

  • Admitted students receive funding for the entire duration of the program (subject to satisfactory progress)
  • Most students serve as teaching or research assistants
  • Top students receive fellowships
  • Admitted students receive continuous guidance and mentorship from the very beginning of the program


For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vered Eiss, secretariat:


Dr. Devorah Manekin



Dr. Devorah Manekin

PhD Programs Advisor

Head of The Davis Graduate School of International Relations (TELEM IR)

Room 5313, Reception hours: Tuesday, 14:30-15:30

Private site



“The Political Legacies of Combat: Attitudes towards War and Peace among Israeli Ex-Combatants,”

2015. International Organization 69(4) 981-1009. With Guy Grossman and Dan Miodownik.


“Violence against Civilians in the Second Intifada: The Moderating Effect of Armed Group

Structure on Opportunistic Violence." 2013. Comparative Political Studies 46(10), 1273-1300.