Joav Toker

Assistant Professor
Journalist and consultant

Fields of expertise

  • Media and Global Communications

  • Middle-Eastern Affairs

  • Foreign Policy Formulation

  • "Diplomacy, Ideology and Terrorism"

  • European Affairs, EU institutions, Common EU Diplomacy & Defense Policies


  • Ph.D. project on International Politics and Media ‘cross-impacts'; Columbia University

  • Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, New-York: Graduate School of International Affairs, Graduate School of Journalism

  • B.A. Hebrew University, Jerusalem: International Affairs, Political Science

Other current posts

Teaching positions

  • Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), France, Ph.D. Program: Seminar on "Global Media, Politics, Society and the Individual"

  • New York University, Paris, France: "Global Media Seminar: France and Europe"

  • Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme, Paris: professor

  • YVC Academic Center, Israel: Lectures & Workshops on Media Politics & Impacts

Journalism, consulting

  • TV5 (International ‘francophone' TV channel): Editorial contributor, Consultant (shows on current affairs)

  • "Globes" daily: Europe Correspondent

Previous experience

Teaching positions

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), France, Collège Universitaire: "Extreme Crisis Stuations, Government, and Media"

  • Columbia University, Reid Hall, Paris, France: Master Studies: "International Media Workshop"

  • University of California, Paris Study Center: "Media in France and the European Union"

  • Université de Paris 8, Department of Anglo-Saxon Studies: International Affairs, Mass Communications

  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Schiller International University (American College in Paris)

Journalism, consulting

  • European Bureau-chief, IBA-TV (Channels 1 & 10), based in Paris (1994-2006): TV & radio coverage, commentary & analysis of international events in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, USA, USSR & Russia: International & EU Summits (Paris, Brussels, London, Rome, Geneva, Madrid, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Moscow); the wars in Iraq; the wars in ex-Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Kosovo.)

  • Editor in Chief, The Evening News « Mabat », Israel Television, Jerusalem

  • Correspondent in France, European coverage, for the Ha'aretz daily

  • Correspondent in New-York for UN Affairs, GLZ Radio

  • President, Association "Les Lumières", for the promotion of Francophone cinema by international media, Paris 2003-2004

Selected Publications

  • "Proche dans la Distance. Les Années Sarkozy: Une Présidence Sous Tension", in Le Monde (French national daily newspaper), March 2012

  • “A la Recherche d’une Brèche”, Le Monde, April 2007 

  • "Policymakers’ Responsibility in a Changing World", New Policy Forum (founded by Mikhail Gorbatchev), November 2011

  • “Looking for Nicolas Sarkozy”,  participation in a 90-minute documentary on the French Presidency, Arte TV Channel (France, Germany),  December 2011.


  • “Twenty Years of Sustainable Development; and Now?”, Paris, France, October  2007

  • "North America, Europe and the Middle-East. Action and Frustration”, McGill University, Montreal Cultural Center, Montreal, Canada, 2000 and 2004

  • “Images of War – War of Images”, the Burda Foundation, May 2004

  • “Europe, North Africa, the Middle-East : Policies, Realities and Perceptions”, Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France, 2003

  • “Across the Mediterranean” (Analysis of the Barcelona Process), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France, 1999, 2001, 2003

  • "Perspectives for the Middle East", Ditchley, England, in association with The American Hauser Foundation, February 2002

  • “War Media Project. Study of the power of the Media on public opinion in times of conflict”, Brussels, 2002


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Candidate, Class of 2017

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