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Keren E. Fraiman

Keren E. Fraiman

Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Keren E. Fraiman is Spertus Institute's Dean and Chief Academic Officer. She also holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Israel Studies. 

She previously served as Director of Research and Evaluation at The iCenter for Israel Education, where she continues to serve on the faculty of the iFellows Masters Concentration in Israel Education program.

She received her PhD in International Relations and Security Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from The University of Chicago.

Her work has been supported by the US Institute of Peace, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism, and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. Additionally, Dr. Fraiman was a Schusterman Israel Scholar, worked at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis, led multiple Birthright Israel trips, and served as an officer in the IDF.

Jewish Professional Studies

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, University of Chicago

Research interests

Israel Education
Conflict Education
Security Studies
Middle East Politics
Arab-Israel Conflict


The Role of Israel in Jewish Life