Dr Andre Oboler is a social media and online public diplomacy expert. He is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute and a consultant on various online projects. He received his PhD in computer science from Lancaster University, UK and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is currently undertaking an LLM(JD) at Monash University, Australia.
Dr Oboler provides consultation on online strategy to community organisations, NGOs, companies, and governments. He is responsible for a number of leading online projects including Meet Gilad, Talk Gaza, Durban Review, ZionismOnTheWeb, Joe’s Israel and many more. In addition to Online Strategy, Dr Oboler is also available as a consultant / contractor in the areas of Software Development, Reputation Management, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Campaigns and a number of other specialized areas.
Dr Oboler is co-chair of the working group on Online Antisemitism for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and serves as the IEEE Computer Society‘s Country Coordinator for Australia and New Zealand, and as Vice-Chair of the Society’s Student Awards Committee and as a committee member of the society’s Victorian Chapter. Dr Oboler is a member of the Board of Management of the North Eastern Jewish Center. He serves on the board of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA) and as a reviewer for the Journal of Information Technology and Politics. He serves on the advisory boards of the Capital Jewish forum, Act for Israel and Bewick Media Ltd. Dr Oboler also writes a regular column for the Jerusalem Post.
Dr Oboler was previously the Director of the Community Internet Engagement Project at the Zionist Federation of Australia. He is a former Legacy Heritage Fellow at NGO Monitor in Jerusalem. He is a member of the ROI Community.