b'MONA KHOURY, PhDMona Khoury, PhD, is a Professor and the Vice President for Strategy and Diversity. She is the previous Dean of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds the Frances and George Katz Family Chair at the Paul Baerwald School. Mona is also an alumna of the Israel Young Academy and the Global Young Academy. She was a 2002 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, and a visiting professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto for two, non-subsequent, academic years, 2011-12 and 2016-17. In 2021, Mona won thePHOTO: SHARON GABAYBruno Memorial Award, presented to young scholars by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS).In recognition of her achievements under the category of Society, Education and Academia, in March 2022, she was selected third in Globes Magazines annual list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Israel. In her role as V.P. for Diversity, she is responsible for determining and implementing overall policies, strategies, and models for promoting diversity and inclusion at the Hebrew University, specifically aiming to increase the accessibility of groups currently underrepresented in Israeli academia, including ultra-Orthodox Jews, Arabs, Jews of Ethiopian descent, first generation to higher education, and people with disabilities. As a V.P. for Strategy, together with the Strategic Unit and a dedicated committee of 34 academic and administrative staff members, she is currently formulating a ten-year strategic plan for the university. The committee is divided into four subcommittees that propose comprehensive plans on goals, targets, and tools to achieve them in the respective fields of research, teaching, community and diversity, and gender and inclusion. Monas research revolves around issues related to child and youth welfare. The focus is on child and adolescent deviant and delinquent behaviors in three particular areas: school violence, cyberbullying, and juvenile delinquency and political violence. Her research examines how sociopolitical context influences child and adolescent development and adjustment, both cross-culturally within Israel and in other societies such as Canada and the U.S. (with particular focus on immigrants and ethnic minorities). This research is aimed to expand the theoretical understanding of how childrens behavior is the result of an interplay of contextual factors, including their own characteristics and dynamics, and those of their family, peers, teachers, neighborhood, and cultural affiliations. The results of her research have implications for the development of culture and gender-specific intervention strategies targeted at deviance and delinquency among youth.A MOSAIC OF ISRAEL|75 UNSUNG HEROS'