Visiting Scholars

Ruth Gavison

Ruth Gavison

Israel Studies Visiting Scholar 2017

Prof. Ruth Gavison is the Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights Law at Hebrew University. Her areas of research include Ethnic Conflict, the Protection of Minorities, Human Rights, Political Theory, Judiciary Law, Religion and Politics, and Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a recipient of the Israel Prize (2011). She was also a founding member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI).

Prof. Gavison will be offering Public Lectures during her time at Northwestern with a focus on legal theory, philosophy of human rights and the integration of justice, morals, and ethics, especially as it relates to modern Jewish society in Israel. She will offer a Spring Workshop focusing on challenges faced by modern Israel tentatively titled “Israel Jewish and Democratic?”

Danny Peled

Danny Peled

Israel Studies Visiting Scholar 2017

Prof. Peled is Head of the Department of Economics and Senior Consultant to the Vice President and Dean of Research at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Technion University’s Neaman Institute. Prof. Peled’s research focuses on Economic Growth, Economics of R&D and Innovations, Monetary Theory, as well as the Economics of Uncertainty.

Prof. Peled is involved in academic research and in public policymaking on the economics of research and development, the economics of national security, innovation and technology, and monetary economics. Prof. Peled will be offering public lectures as well as a graduate seminar through Northwestern’s Department of Economics.