Dr. Dana Wolf

SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Wolf successfully completed her S.J.D. degree at American University Washington College of Law. Her dissertation title is "Post-Occupation Obligations under the Law of Belligerent Occupation." A native Israeli, Dr. Wolf puts particular emphasis in her academic research on the Israeli-Arab Conflict in light of International Law. Her academic interests and professional background include: International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and International Organizations and Tribunals, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Negotiations. She also focuses on research and teaching of International Conflict Management and Resolution as well as Negotiation.

Currently, Dr. Wolf is a lecturer and researcher at the IDC Lauder School of Government in Herzliya, Israel. She joined the IDC Lauder School of Government’s faculty in 2016 upon her return from the United States. Previously, Dr. Wolf served as a research fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School where she initiated the Middle East Exercise, a multi-party simulation on regional negotiations in the Middle East. While conducting research for the Middle East Exercise, Dr. Wolf was awarded with the Next Generation Grant by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Dr. Wolf continues to lead the development of the Middle East Exercise in collaboration with leading experts in the field of negotiation, including scholars from the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Prior to joining the Washington College of Law’s S.J.D program, Dr. Wolf was Deputy Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel (2005-2009). Dr. Wolf obtained her LL.M at New York University School of Law where she served as Israeli Counsel in NYU’s moot court proceedings on the legality of the Security Fence. Upon graduating from NYU, Dr. Wolf served as Adviser to Counselors for Economic and Social Affairs and to the Legal Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New York (2004-2005). She also represented the State of Israel at the annual UN Commissions on Peacekeeping and the Status of Women and People with Disabilities.

Dr. Wolf also received an LL.B from IDC Radzyner School of Law and a B.A in Business Administration (Finance) from IDC Arison School of Business. Dr. Wolf was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 2001, and worked as an associate at S. Horowitz & Co. at the Criminal Litigation Department.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M., New York University
LL.B., Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
B.A., Business Administration,  Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Areas of Specialization

International Humanitarian Law
International Human Rights Law
International Organizations and Tribunals
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict