• Michael Keating, Lecturer; Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School
  • Liora R. Asa

    Over 20 years of professional experience in the nonprofit capacity building field. Liora is adjunct lecturer on Philanthropy and Fundraising at the University of Haifa’s MBA for Nonprofit Management program, and lectures through the Galilee International Management Institute to foreign students from around the developing world on fundraising, grant writing, resource development planning, and telling an organization’s story. She co-facilitates the Paideia Summer Incubator program for young Jewish social entrepreneurs from throughout Europe, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Before moving to Israel in 1996, she managed international development projects for a USAID contractor, Chemonics International. For over the past decade, Ms. Asa worked at Shatil as a resource development consultant, providing support to over 40 NGOs in the North, and facilitating trainings on resource development. In 2007, she initiated the creation of Shatil’s financial management consulting division, a new branch of capacity support for NGOs. Today she represents a European family foundation’s Israel grants portfolio.
    MBA, University of Haifa, MA International Affairs, George Washington University, BA Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Jennifer Cohen, Professor of Project Monitoring and Evaluation, McCormack Graduate School

    A community organizer by training, Jennifer (Jenny) Cohen has been working in the third sector in Israel and the United States for over twenty years. Her particular interests include participatory action research as a tool for advancing public policy and her PhD dissertation research explored how successful community-based organizations affect social change. Currently Jenny works as an internal program evaluator at Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality in Israel ( and as a program evaluation trainer for Matan, Israel’s United Way ( Jenny teaches program evaluation, as a capacity-building practice for direct service providers, activists, and academics, in a variety of settings including most recently for Masters students at Hebrew University and the University of Haifa.