Pnina Sharvit Baruch

Col. (Ret.) Adv. Sharvit Baruch is a senior research fellow and the head of the program on law and national security at the Israel Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). She retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2009 at the rank of Colonel after twenty years in the International Law Department, heading the Department from 2003. In this capacity she was responsible for advising the IDF and the GOI on issues relating to international law, including on the laws of armed conflict and counter-terrorism. She also served as a member of Israel's delegations to the negotiations with the Palestinians and with Syria. After 2009 she taught courses on public international law and on the legal aspects of the Israel – Arab conflict in the law faculty of the Tel-Aviv University.