Ronen Hoffman is an Israeli academic and politician. He is also a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center of the Lauder School of Government, in Herzliya where he teaches strategies and tactics in the Middle-East peace negotiations, and political marketing and campaign management, among others. He served as a member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) between 2013 and 2015.
Hoffman was born in Afula, Israel. After completing the national service, he studied political science at Tel Aviv University between 1986 and 1990. He then worked as a press and information officer in the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta, USA, and as an assistant to the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during the 1992 elections. He was involved in coordinating the Israeli delegation for peace talks with Syria between 1992 and 1995 and, later, in 2000. An expert in crisis management, conflict resolution and anti-terrorism policy, Hoffman founded the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center, in Herzliya. In 1999 he completed his doctorate at the Department of War Studies of King’s College, in London, and subsequently worked as a policy advisor on international and political affairs to the Ministry of Defense.
Hoffman was senior research fellow and director of the Annual Herzliya Conference (2015-2017) and a research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA (2018-2019), where he published The Netanyahu “Doctrine”: Passivity and Reactivity, with Missed Opportunities (July 2018), The Need for a Grand Plan in Gaza (October 2018) or A Political ‘Roller Coaster’ toward Elections in Israel (March 2019).