The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Rotem Dvir to our staff. As an assistant research scientist, Dr. Dvir will expand the Institute’s research to examine the intersection of political psychology, decision making, and public policy. In particular, his work explores how interactions between behavioral and structural factors shape the political choices of policymakers and members of the public in the context of foreign policy, terrorism, and international security. Dr. Dvir also studies public opinion and policymaking in the domestic context with research on technological innovations in health care as well as coastal infrastructure resilience in the face of natural disasters. He has extensive experience in quantitative methodology, in particular experimental research designs; public opinion surveys; conjoint experiments; and statistical analysis of large datasets.
Dr. Dvir received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He also has a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s in political science and economics from the University of Haifa, Israel.