Academic Committee

Dr. Zur Shalev

Zur Shalev completed his studies at Princeton University (history, 2004). Since 2005/6 he teaches at the General History and Land of Israel Studies departments of the University of Haifa. He specialize in early modern European cultural and intellectual history, with particular interest in geographical and religious thought and Oriental scholarship. Currently he works on geographical Hebraism: an attempt to understand the reception of medieval geographical Hebrew texts in early modern Christian Europe.

Prof. Wolfgang Seibel

Wolfgang Seibel is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science and of the Commission histoire of the Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah, Paris. His recent research focuses on international organizations, occupation regimes, and organizational hybridity. His latest publications are “Studying Hybridity: Sectors and Mechanisms” (Organizations Studies, 2015) and “Negotiated Mass Crime.

Prof. Joseph Zeira

Joseph Zeira is a professor of Economics in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has a part time position in LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. Joseph Zeira is a macroeconomist, who specializes in a number of areas: technology and economic growth, the role of income distribution in macroeconomics, money and liquidity, business cycles, and the economy of Israel.

Prof. Maria Mavroudi

Maria Mavroudi is Professor of Byzantine History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the contacts between Byzantium and the Arabs, the medieval reception of ancient Greek learning in the Byzantine and the Islamic worlds, and the history of Byzantine science.

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