Visiting Scholars

Ruth Zafran 
Radzyner Law School, IDC, Herzliya
rzafran@idc.ac.il

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
smadarl@post.tau.ac.il

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@sant.ox.ac.uk

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.

Neil Gandal
Tel Aviv University
gandal@post.tau.ac.il

Neil Gandal is a Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University. His current research focuses on industrial organization, specifically on the economics of compatibility and standardization, the economics of the Internet, open source, and social networks. Professor Gandal’s work has been published in many respected journals, including Communications & Strategies, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Review of Network Economics, where he is also currently a member of the editorial board.