2008-09

Anat Arbel Amit
Abed Oded Diner
Merav Elgar Shmuel Fuchtwanger
Shira Kaplan
Rotem Shahbar Shaul



























Anat Arbel

A two-year fellow (2008-10), Arbel interned in the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Department of the Ministry of Finance. Her first-year research examined Israel's corporate bond market in light of the global financial crisis. Her second-year research explored the demand for microfinance in Israel and the barriers to expansion.

As a fellow, Arbel coordinated the work of the Hodak Committee, which set out to regulate the investments of institutional investors in corporate bonds. Playing an instrumental role in the committee's work and supporting it with her research, Arbel worked with some of the most senior market makers, lawyers and advisors in the Israeli capital market.

Before joining the program, Arbel interned at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Brussels, where she monitored European Commission programs and projects in the areas of illicit drugs, crime, money laundering, human trafficking, judicial reform and terrorism. Arbel also worked at the Shalem Center as a research assistant to Professor Omer Moav, conducting an environmental-economic study on pollution reduction in Israel.

While pursuing her academic training, Arbel organized, along with an Egyptian student, a mixer for students from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. She also tutored a special-needs child and was an elementary school instructor at the Kagan Community Center in Jerusalem. In addition, Arbel volunteered at the Jewish Agency's At Home–Together project, bringing together established immigrant families with new immigrants to assist in their assimilation.

During her mandatory IDF service, Arbel served as a personal assistant to the head of the Liaison Department in the Liaison and Foreign Relations Division.

Arbel has an MBA from the Hebrew University and a B.A. in international relations and economics from the Hebrew University, where she was on the dean's honor list. She also spent a year at Vesalius College in Brussels on a full scholarship from the competitive Erasmus Mundus program.

After the fellowship, Arbel worked as a capital markets analyst in the Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings Division at the Ministry of Finance. Arbel then worked in the Strategy and Business Development division at Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Currently, Arbel is a graduate of the Commercial Attache Training Course and works in the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.

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