Political psychology; Religion and democracy; Morality in public opinion; Integration of underprivileged populations in the urban space
Dr. Carmit Padan is a Research Fellow at INSS.
Her main research areas are: National Resilience, Social Resilience, Civil-Military Relations in Israel, and Military Leadership.
Dr. Padan's research on these subjects were published in Journals and edited books and presented in national and international Academic conferences.
Dr. Padan is participating in two main research programs at INSS: the Israeli civil front and the reciprocal relations between Israeli society and the Military. Dr. Padan first came to INSS as a researcher at the Neubauer Fellowship for outstanding doctoral students and then continued as a research fellow at the Institute.
Prior to working at INSS, Dr. Padan worked as a behavioral science researcher at the IDF Leadership Development School for eight years, where she was involved in developing knowledge of leadership and research on military command and military leadership.
Dr. Padan serves as a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, and as a Senior Researcher at Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research.
Since 2016, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Israeli Association for Civil-Military Relations.
Dr. Padan holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences and a MA in Sociology (Cum Laude) both from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a PhD in Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In her Doctoral research, she examined the management of 'crisis events' in combat units in the IDF - from an organizational and leadership perspective. Her dissertation received the prestigious late major-general Yitzhak "Hoffi" Prize of the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center for research on credible leadership in security organizations.