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Senior Fellow in Education and Human Development, George Washington University

Eli Gottlieb is a cultural psychologist and advisor to government and nonprofit organizations on leadership and strategy. He is a senior fellow at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University and a visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (i3) at Télécom Paris.

An expert in identity formation and leadership development, Eli has led numerous initiatives in the fields of public leadership, Jewish education, and practice-focused research, including the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem, which he directed for over a decade. He holds degrees in philosophy and psychology from Cambridge and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the University of Washington and Télécom Paris.

For more information, and access to samples of his research and journalism, see Eli's website:


  • –present
    Visiting Professor, George Washington University


  • 2002 
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology of Education