Sharon Pardo (Ph.D., Ghent University, Belgium) is a full Professor at the Department of Politics and Government and the Director of the National JMCE – CSEPS at BGU. One of Israel's leading experts of the EU, Prof. Pardo is the only Israeli awarded with a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Member of the Board of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations, and a Member of the National Executive of the Israeli Association of International Studies. The sole BGU faculty awarded a Jean Monnet Teaching Module and a Jean Monnet Chair in European integration studies, Prof. Pardo teaches and designs a variety of courses in EU studies and international law and has taught in Belgium, Canada, New Zealand and Israel. His research interests focus on EU-Israeli relations, the legal-political dimension of the European integration process, as well as the Euro-Mediterranean partnership (UfM).