Lihi Lahat, Ph.D.

Lihi Lahat, Ph.D.

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Senior lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Sapir Academic College and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

Research Areas

Dr. Lahat research areas are policymakers' perceptions of poverty, the regulation of personal social services, trust and well-being among public sector employees, uses of time, well-being and policy, smart-cities, and collaborative governance.

Latest Publications

Sher Hadar, N., Lahat, L & Galnoor, I. (Eds.) (2021). Collaborative Governance. Theory and Lessons from Israel (Palgrave -Macmillan).

Latest Research Projects


Co-investigator, with Dr. Regev Nathansohn, ‘Mixed and Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Applications’. Funding: Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University.




Co-investigator, with Prof. Francesca Scala and Dr. Omer Keynan, ‘Covid-19: Perceptions of Time and Well-Being during the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Social Media Sites in Canada and Israel’. Funding: Partnership Engage Grants Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 


Co-PI, with Prof. Itai Sened, ‘Time and policy: reality and aspirations’. Funding: The National Insurance Institute of Israel.