Ehud (Udi) Eiran is a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center’s International Security Program. He holds a B.A (Magna Cum Laude) and an LL.B from Tel Aviv University, and an M. Phil (High Pass) from Cambridge University. Eiran is a Ph.D candidate in Politics at Brandeis University.
Prior to his studies, Eiran served as an officer in the Israeli Army and is currently a Reserve Major. He was a legal clerk for two Israeli Attorney Generals and Assistant to Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s Foreign Policy Advisor.
Eiran was a 1997 recipient of the British Chevening Award and the 2002 winner of the Morris Abrams Award. He was also awarded a certificate of distinction in teaching from the Bok Center at Harvard University and an Outstanding Teaching Fellow award from Brandeis University.
Eiran’s op-eds have been published in numerous papers in the United States, Israel, and India, and he has been a guest on a number of television and radio programs including Charlie Rose, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
As a volunteer, Eiran has worked with Israeli and U.S. youth groups and with the Israeli Center for Psychological Support for Holocaust Survivors.
Eiran is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at MIT.