Michal Reifen Tagar, PhD is an assistant professor (senior lecturer) at the IDC school of Psychology, Herzliya in Israel, and co-director of the Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab. In her work, she seeks to better understand the psychological factors driving social conflict, and in particular intragroup forces that serve to create, perpetuate, escalate, and assuage intergroup conflict. Currently, Dr. Reifen Tagar is focusing on the development of conflict-related worldviews, and on barriers to political deliberation within societies and how to overcome them. Dr. Reifen Tagar completed her M.A. as part of the U.S. State Department Special Program on Conflict Resolution as a Fulbright Scholar, and received her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Earlier in her career, Dr. Reifen Tagar worked in policy development on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and was a visiting scholar at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
This profile was last updated on May 27, 2019