Visiting Faculty

 

Fall 2020

Ehud Eiran

Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, UC Berkeley
Haifa University
eiran59@berkeley.edu

Dr. Ehud Eiran is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Haifa University. His research focuses on Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Governance, and Policy in Israel and the Middle East. He is currently a visiting scholar in Political Science at Stanford University and an Israel Institute Visiting Faculty at UC Berkeley affiliated with the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. This fall, he is teaching a course titled Israel’s Security and Foreign Relations. 

Roy Peled

Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies (FY20)
Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, UC Berkeley (FY21)
Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management – Academic Studies in Israel
roypeled@gmail.com

Dr. Roy Peled is an Administrative and Constitutional Law professor at the Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management – Academic Studies in Israel. Professor Peled received an LL.B in Law from Radzyner Law School at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya; and an LL.M and Ph.D from the Buchman Law Faculty at Tel Aviv University. He also spent two years as an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School. His research and teaching today focus on media and law, fairness in the media, minority rights, Israeli constitutional law, and comparative constitutional law. Professor Peled is the Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies at UC Berkeley for 2020-2021, affiliated with the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and the Department of Legal Studies. In the fall, he is teaching Minority Rights in a Nation-State: The Israeli Balance and Information, Media and the Public Discourse in Politicized Societies: Israel and the US.


Tomer Persico

Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley
Tel Aviv University
tomerpersico@gmail.com

Dr. Tomer Persico has taught for the last eight years at the Department for Comparative Religion in Tel-Aviv University, and joined the Shalom Hartman Institute as a Research Fellow five years ago. His fields of study are contemporary spirituality, Jewish Renewal, forms of secularization and trends of secularization and religiosity in Israel. His book, The Jewish Meditative Tradition, was published by Tel Aviv University Press in 2016. He is an activist for freedom of religion, writes the most popular blog in Hebrew on religion and has written hundreds articles on these subjects for the popular media. 2019-2020 is his third year as the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, Center for Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley. He is also a Shalom Hartman Institute Scholar in Residence.


Stephanie Shosh Rotem

Berkeley Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies
Tel Aviv University 
srotem@netvision.net.il

Dr. Stephanie Shosh Rotem has been a Teaching Fellow at Tel Aviv University since 2013, teaching in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts.  She has served both as Head of the Diploma Program in Curatorship and Museum Studies and as Coordinator of the Research Committee at the Faculty of the Arts. Rotem received her MA in 2005 and her PhD in 2010, both at the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts at Tel Aviv University. Rotem is also an architect, a graduate of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and practiced architecture for ten years before returning to graduate school to pursue academic research. In 2018-2019, Rotem was a Visiting Professor in the Jewish Program of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Virginia. In Spring 2021 she is serving a second term as Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at UC Berkeley, affiliated with the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Department of History.  She is teaching courses on the Architectural History of Tel Aviv, Holocaust Museums in Israel and the World, and Israeli Art and Culture. 


Amnon Reichman 

Robbins Collection Professor in Comparative Law
University of Haifa
reichman@law.berkeley.edu

Amnon Reichman is a an Associate Professor of law (tenured 2006) at the faculty of law, University of Haifa and a co-Principal Investigator (PI) of the recently-established Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. Professor Reichman specializes in public law (constitutional law and administrative law), and his areas of expertise include models of regulation, neo-institutionalism, separation of powers, theories of judicial review, human rights, and comparative constitutional and administrative law. He is the founder and chair of the Research Forum on the Rule of Law (faculty of law), and heads the graduate program (LL.M.) that specializes in civil and administrative law. He taught and developed the syllabus for the legal segment of the graduate program in Emergency and Disaster Management (Geography Department). Professor Reichman is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF).  He conducted his post-graduate studies at the Center for Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University (2001). Professor Reichman will be returning to Berkeley during the Spring 2021 semester. 

Keren Friedman-Peleg

Berkeley Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies
The College of Management – Academic Studies
kerenfriedman2@gmail.com

 

Keren Friedman-Peleg is a senior lecturer and dean of students at the College of Management Academic Studies. A medical and psychological anthropologist, her research combines clinical questions of security-related trauma diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with socio-political questions of national belonging and inequality. Friedman-Peleg received her PhD from Tel-Aviv University. She was previously a visiting scholar at the Katz Center and a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s department of anthropology and Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. Professor Friedman-Peleg will be teaching two courses in Spring 2021: Mental Health in Conflict Zones: The Politics of Trauma on the Border of Israel and Gaza and Studies of Trauma and Resilience: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Case Study

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