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The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace is the first and the largest research institute in Israel and the Middle East. The Truman Institute highlights the value of tolerance and dialogue in advancing peaceful co-existence among peoples and nations, and it's studies and research examine conflict resolution and propose peaceful solutions for the region.

The Truman Institute offers dynamic programs and activities to help foster understanding, discussion and debate on the challenges facing Israelis and Palestinians and the citizens of the developing world.

The Institute was founded in 1965 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with the personal support of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.          

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INTRODUCING THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE

Prof. Nissim Otmazgin is the Chair of the Department of Asian Studies and a member of the Israeli Young Academy of Science and Humanities. A  political scientist in training, his research focuses on political and cultural change in contemporary East Asia.

Prof. Otmazgin has been at the Truman Institute since completing his PhD in 2007 (Kyoto University), first as a postdoc, then as a research fellow and  associate director, and now as the acting director.