RSVP to “From Checkpoint to Waze: Israel as a Cyber Tiger”

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to Professor Eviatar Matania’s virtual lecture, “From Checkpoint to Waze: Israel as a Cyber Tiger.” A new Eventbrite link will be distributed within the next few days! 

Professor Eviatar Matania’s virtual lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 6, at 12 PM. It will only be accessible to all viewers via Zoom. Zoom invitations will only be emailed to all those who RSVP. 

About the event:

Join the Center for Jewish Civilization for its first event of the semester! Professor Eviatar Matania will discuss current threats in cyberspace; elections in the cyber age, the risk to critical infrastructures; power, supremacy and deterrence in the cyber world; Israel as a cyber nation; and the strategic cyber alliance between the US and Israel.

About the Speaker

Professor Eviatar Matania is a professor at the School of Political Sciences, Government and International Affairs at Tel Aviv University, where he heads the MA program of Security Studies and the MA program of cyber politics and government. Matania is also an Adjunct Professor at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, where he convenes the Cyber Module. Matania was the founding head and former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) in the Israeli Prime Minister office, where he reported directly to the Prime Minister, and was responsible for Israel’s overall cyber strategy, policy and its implementation to defend the Israeli civilian sector. On 31 December 2017 he completed his six-year term.

During the last two years Matania has been co-heading the Smart Systems (AI) National Initiative to recommend the PM and the government about a national plan to promote Israel as a global power in AI. Matania has been a thought leader in policies of technologies, from both national and organizational perspectives, cyber strategies and national security issues, participating in the foremost international fora, and engaged by leading global companies and global VCs, by top league universities (Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia, George Washington University), as well as by top government officials and formal committees (such as the US Senate Committees and Sub-Committee and the Israeli National Security Advisor).

Matania is a graduate of the Israeli military-academic prestigious Talpiot Program and he holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (honors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), a M.Sc. in Mathematics with an expertise in Game Theory (honors, Tel Aviv University), and a Ph.D. in Judgment and Decision Making (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Any person with an accommodation request is welcome to email us at We will try to meet these accommodation requests to the best of our ability. 

Thank you for your interest in “From Checkpoint to Waze: Israel as a Cyber Tiger.” Please note that the CJC reserves the right to cancel this virtual lecture in the event of any major changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We prioritize the health of our audience foremost, and hope that this online event will foster a sense of community as we transition to a virtual learning environment.