Visiting Scholars

Ruth Zafran 
Radzyner Law School, IDC, Herzliya

Ruth Zafran is an Associate Professor at IDC, Herzliya, Radzyner Law School.  Her research focuses on family law, especially the status of children in the family and the legal ramifications of Assisted Reproductive Technology. Some of her recent chapters in refereed books and articles in refereed journals include: ‘Children Are a Blessing’-Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Parenthood by Same-Sex Couples and The Equal Right To Be A Parent? – Resort to Surrogacy in Israel.

Smadar Ben-Natan
Tel Aviv University

Smadar Ben-Natan is a PhD candidate at the Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law. Her research interests include human rights, international and transnational law, criminal justice (fair trial rights, juvenile justice), military courts and tribunals, torture, feminism, immigration and asylum, the legal profession and role of lawyers. Her current research is titled Models of Criminal Enemy Adjudication: Armed Conflict, Martial Law and Criminal Law.

Kathrin Bachleitner
Oxford University

Kathrin Bachleitner is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University. Her research traces bilateral state behavior caused by states’ diverse interpretations of history. Empirical cases include the diplomatic relationships between West Germany, Austria and Israel after World War II. At Oxford, Kathrin is a member of St Antony’s College, and a lecturer for Middle East Politics and International Relations Theory at Hertford College. She holds academic titles from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and the University of Salzburg. Since 2016, Kathrin is also a doctoral fellow at the Israel Institute.