Profile of Invited Expert “Baruch”

Baruch's picture


Full Name
Pnina Sharvit Baruch, Adv.
Senior Researcher
Institute for National Security Studies, Israel

COL (res.) Adv. Pnina 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 with 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 government on issues relating to international law, including the laws of armed conflict. During the years 1993-2006, Pnina served as a member of Israel’s delegations to the negotiations with the Palestinians. In 2000, she also participated in the negotiations with Syria as the legal advisor of the security committee. After 2009, Pnina 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. In recent years, she has participated in several track II negotiations with Palestinian counterparts. Pnina is one of the founders and an active member of Forum Dvorah—Women in Foreign Policy and National Security. She is a member of the civil society advisory panel to NATO on Women Peace and Security (WPS). She is vice president of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL).


Member for
25 weeks 1 day