strategy, policy, IDF
Brigadier General (Res.) Amira Dotan has dedicated her career to public service in Israel and to working for peace. Brigadier General (Res.) Dotan consistently strives, from her personal initiative and innovative vision, to bring the people of Israel, the Middle East, and other war-torn regions closer, using pioneering conflict resolution strategies. She is a former Knesset member on behalf of the Kadima Party and the first woman in Israel to receive the rank of Brigadier General in the IDF, where she served from 1965 to 1988. Hereafter, Brigadier General Dotan was Vice President of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and later a Knesset Member from 2006 to 2009. Was one of the founders of the Neve Tzedek Mediation Center, a powerful force for disseminating knowledge about mediation in the general population of Israel. Brigadier General Dotan also founded the "Middle East Career Women's Forum" to build a network of women from all over the region. The Knesset initiated the passing of a law requiring that everyone examine how any proposed legislation could affect women.