The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University is a leading school of public policy, diplomacy, foreign policy and strategy. With a faculty comprised of world-renowned academics alongside experienced professionals and practitioners, the program’s curriculum focuses on both theory and practice, to prepare the next generation of leaders for the challenges of an ever-increasing complex world.

About The Government Program

The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy offers students a broad-based perspective on domestic and global politics, and an in-depth understanding of the diverse issues governments and individuals confront in an ever-changing international system. 


Students learn about and explore the impact of a wealth of diverse factors on political behavior, including psychological effects and motivations, business interests, economic policies, social media, culture, big data, and technology. Additionally, a special focus is put on the inner workings of the Middle East - regionally and within the context of globalization. The study of Israel is comprehensive in scope, including exposure to all facets of the Israeli polity - from issues of democracy and religion to foreign policy to questions of national security. 


The studies are built on the concept of combining theory with practice, and expose students to real-life situations through case studies, simulations, internships, and meetings with key public figures.


During the final year of the program students specialize in one area of their choice, earning a Cluster Certificate. In addition, students may choose a minor area of study. The clusters are: Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution; Middle East; Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security; Business Administration; and Public Diplomacy. 


The Lauder School attracts outstanding students from around the world, and provides a pluralistic environment in which students can exchange ideas and views, while gaining unique networking opportunities. Many of our students have continued their graduate studies at leading American and European universities. Alumni have also gone on to fascinating careers in government, the private sector, NGOs, and international institutions.


  • Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security

    Head of Program: Prof. Boaz Ganor

    The Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security cluster introduces students to the challenges and dilemmas entailed in countering terrorism.

  • Global Affairs & Conflict Resolution

    Head of Program: Dr. Shavit Matias

    The Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution Cluster offers an interdisciplinary context for understanding critical issues in foreign affairs, diplomacy, international politics, transnational security, international law, and conflict resolution.

  • Business Administration

    Head of Program: Dr. Uri Ullmann

    This cluster provides students with a relevant and in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of business administration in the modern age – relating to the interface between the world of business and economics and global politics as well as different state institutions and international actors.

  • Middle East

    Head of Program: Dr. Yossi Mann

    Introduces students to the many faces of the region, the challenges it faces, and the changes it is experiencing: Islam as a religion and as a political ideology; Arab nationalism; energy and geopolitics in the Middle East; the Arab Spring and the new generation of leaders and the dilemmas they face; a society torn between tradition and modernity, religion and nationalism.

  • Public Diplomacy

    Head of Program: Moran Yarchi

    The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy is offering a new cluster in Public Diplomacy to communications students.

Selected Courses from the Program:

For the entire list of courses please refer to the Student Handbook

*Reichman University reserves the right to cancel, alter, or expand the academic programs and courses offered.


**Students enrolled in the single major Government, Diplomacy & Strategy will take one cluster (19 credits) and one minor area of study (7 credits). 

Daniel Kovler, England, Government 2016
Ludus Technologies - CEO

“Studying at the RRIS helped me get a better understanding of cultures, political systems, and financial/business strategies. I made great connections and had inspiring teachers. Reichman University & RRIS pushed me and gave me the tailwind I needed to succeed in establishing my initiatives during my studies.”

Ella Drory, France, Government 2014
Program Assistant - Columbia University

​"A degree in Government at Reichman University teaches you how to think, comprehend and analyze the world. This enriching experience accompanies me today in my professional life."

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