Eldar Shafir

Governing Council

Professor Eldar Shafir is Director of Princeton’s Behavioral Science and Public Policy and Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton University.

Eldar previously served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2013.

He also edited “The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy (2012)” and co-authored “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much (2013).” Eldar received a BA from Brown University and a PhD from MIT.

Governing Council

Dan Diner

Chair of the Foundation and its Governing Council
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Ngaire Woods

Vice Chair of the Foundation
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Stuart Eizenstat

American diplomat and attorney
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Dietmar Mueller-Elmau

CEO and owner of Schloss Elmau
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Rachel Salamander

Literary scholar, publicist and cultural commentator
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Peter Harf

Founder and Managing Partner of JAB Investors
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Joschka Fischer

Former Foreign Minister of Germany
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Martin Reimann

The voice of the Reimann family in the Foundation
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Eldar Shafir

Director of Princeton’s Behavioral Science and Public Policy and Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton University
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Norbert Frei

Chair of the Academic Council and Member of the Foundation's Governing Council
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