Dr. Amit Lavie-Dinur has been appointed Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications

11 October

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Congratulations to Dr. Amit Lavie-Dinur on her appointment to the position of Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at IDC Herzliya.


Dr. Lavie-Dinur joined IDC in 2006, serving as the Vice Dean of the School of Communications. She holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication from NYU and a PhD from the Institute of Communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Lavie-Dinur researches the representation and formation of societal values in the Israeli media, as well as the level and nature of personal exposure on social networks. She has twice won the title of Outstanding Lecturer (2010, 2020) as well as the title of Outstanding Researcher (2014). In the past, Dr. Lavie-Dinur was a council member of the Second Authority for Television and Radio, a member of the Israel Film Council, and a lector at the New Fund for Cinema and Television.


Outgoing Dean Prof. Noam Lemelstrich Latar is the Founding Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications. Prof. Lemelstrich Latar graduated in Systems Engineering from Stanford University and earned a PhD in Communications from MIT. His areas of research include, inter alia, the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on the media and the press.


Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya: “My sincere thanks to Prof. Lemelstrich Latar for his establishment and management of the school, his great dedication to it, and for his resolute friendship over the years. Prof. Lemelstrich Latar revolutionized the study of communications by emphasizing technology and expanding into the interactions between humans and machines. Prof. Lemelstrich Latar will continue to serve as Head of IDC’s Innovation Center.

I wish Dr. Amit Lavie-Dinur great success in the role she has taken on, and I have no doubt that the Sammy Ofer School of Communications will continue to be a leader and entrench its public and academic status in Israel and around the world.”