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Deborah Housen-Couriel-updated-1Deborah’s Tel Aviv-based law practice focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation. In addition, she is special counsel for cybersecurity law to the New York law firm Zeichner, Ellman & Krause LLP.  Her current work at the global level includes membership in the Advisory Board for the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and participation as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project. She was a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the Tallin 2 manual on state activity in cyberspace; and of the ILA’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. Deborah also taught as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology in 2016. In 2010-11, she co-chaired the National Cyber Initiative’s Policy and Regulation Committee, under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office; and served as a member of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions. Between 2007- 2014, Deborah was Director of the Wexner Foundation's Israel Fellowship Program, which develops public leadership at the highest levels in Israel and the US together with the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to these positions, Deborah was Director of the Department of Regulation and International Treaties and served in the Director-General’s Bureau of the Israeli Ministry of Communications (1994-2005). She received her B.A. in History and Anthropology summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa membership from Wellesley College and the École de Sciences Politiques in Paris; her LL.B. and LL.M (cum laude) from Hebrew University; and an MC-MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Foundation Fellow in 2000-2001. 

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