Project Members 2015-6

Elad Uzan | Doctoral Fellow
Elad Uzan : Doctoral Fellow Elad is a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel Aviv University, under the supervision of Professor Eyal Benvenisti and Professor Moshe Halbertal. His doctorate deals with moral and legal issues in international law, laws of armed conflict and Just War Theory.   Elad obtained his LL.M at the IDC Herzliya, after receiving his LL.B (Joint degree with Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies) in the same institution. In his thesis, he examined the normative and legal dimensions of charity in public corporations, using tools from applied econometrics, statistics and behavioral economics. He is also a graduate (with honors) of the Ruderman MA Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa.

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Uladzislau Belavusau | Visiting Fellow
Uladzislau Belavusau : Visiting Fellow Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau is assistant professor of EU law and human rights at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LL.M. from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges, Belgium). In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg, Germany), and York University (Toronto, Canada). His research interests cover EU non-discrimination law, human rights, comparative constitutional law, law & society. In 2015, Ulad received the Marco Biagi Award for the best article in labour law from the International Association of Labour Law Journals. He is an author of a monograph on freedom of speech (Routledge, 2013). Currently he is co-editing a book "Law and Memory: Addressing Historical Injustice by Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His research project in Tel Aviv will investigate the link between memory laws and sovereign citizenship.

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Ralph Wilde | Visiting Fellow
Ralph Wilde : Visiting Fellow Dr Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, University of London.  His current research focuses on the extraterritorial application of international human rights law.  His book International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away (Oxford University Press, 2008) was awarded the Certificate of Merit (book prize) of the American Society of International Law in 2009.  He is a member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law, having previously served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and, at the International Law Association (ILA), as Co-Rapporteur of the Human Rights Committee, one of the UK representatives on the international Executive Council, Rapporteur of the Study Group on UN Reform, and Joint Honorary Secretary of the British Branch.   Ralph has held visiting positions at the Central European University in Budapest, Melbourne University, NYU, Texas University, UCLA, Yale Law School, and the Fundação Casa Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro.  He has been awarded grants for his research from the UK Arts and Humanities Council, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation; a Research Fellowship and the Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust; and a ‘Starting Grant’ (in the ‘Consolidator’ Category) from the European Research Council, the EU’s academic research funding body. More information:

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Michal Saliternik | Post-Doctoral Fellow
Michal Saliternik : Post-Doctoral Fellow Michal Saliternik is a post-doctoral fellow at the GlobalTrust Project. She received her Ph.D. from the Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law Direct Ph.D. Program in 2014. Before joining the GlobalTrust Project Michal served as a research fellow at the Hauser Global Fellows Program at the New York University School of Law, at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at Haifa University, and at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research interests are in public law, political theory, international negotiation, conflict resolution, and post-conflict transitions.

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Ester Herlin-Karnell | Visiting Fellow
Ester Herlin-Karnell : Visiting Fellow Ester Herlin-Karnell is Professor of EU Constitutional Law and Justice and a University Research Chair at VU University Amsterdam. She holds degrees from Oxford University (DPhil), King’s College London (LLM) and Stockholm University (LLM). Ester has recently been an Emile Noel Fellow at New York University (2013), visiting Senior Grotius Scholar at Michigan University Law School (2014) as well as a visiting fellow at the WZB, Berlin Social Science Centre in the Rule of Law Centre (spring 2014 and 2015 respectively).  Ester’s current research interests lie in EU constitutional law, constitutional law and political theory, EU criminal law, EU Area of Freedom Security and Justice, and transnational risk regulation. In 2012 she received a personal research grant funded by the Netherlands Scientific Organisation for a research project entitled ‘Balancing the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in a Multi-Speed European Union’ (2013-2015) and she is currently working on a monograph for this project.   Her recent publications include a monograph on the constitutional dimension of European criminal law (Hart publishing, 2012) and numerous articles on the AFSJ, EU criminal law, constitutional aspects of EU law and on regulatory market based challenges in the EU’s fight against financial crimes. She is also the co-author (with C Semmelmann) of Advanced EU law in context (forthcoming Hart publishing 2017) and of (with N Ryder) Market manipulation and the financial crisis: Regulatory challenges and responses in United States of America, the European Union and the United Kingdom, (forthcoming Hart Publishing 2018) as well as the co-editor (with M Fletcher & C Matera) of The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (forthcoming Routledge 2016).

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Moran Sadeh | Post-Doctoral Fellow
Moran Sadeh : Post-Doctoral Fellow Moran Sadeh is currently a GlobalTrust Fellow at Tel-Aviv University. Her research interests include Immigration Law, Administrative law, Public law and Regulation. Her current work focuses on the institutional design of immigration law and policy. Under the GlobalTrust project Moran will examine the design of a suggested global coordination body for temporary migration as a way to address current institutional inefficiencies as well as normative caveats on the intra-state level.
  Moran holds an LL.M. from Chicago Law School, and an LL.M, LL.B, both magna cum laude, from Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation (JSD) at the University of Chicago Law School.   Moran is the Academic Supervisor of the Legal Clinic for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors and the Elderly at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, where she also teaches ‘Immigration Regulation’ course. Previously, Moran worked as a senior legal clerk for Deputy Chief Justice (retired) Levin and Justice Joubran at the Israel Supreme Court, for Judge Rubinstein (retired) at the District Court of Tel-Aviv, and as an attorney at the Department of Administrative Affairs in the State's Attorney Office at the district of Tel-Aviv.

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Tamar Megiddo | Doctoral Fellow
Tamar Megiddo : Doctoral Fellow Tamar Megiddo is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University (NYU) School of Law. She holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law, and an LL.B. in Law and the Humanities (Amirim Honors Program) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2009-2011 Tamar clerked for Israeli Supreme Court Justice Ayala Procaccia. Tamar’s doctoral dissertation explores the role that individual people play in the practice of international law within their states. It argues that individuals’ participation in the practice of international law is more widespread than regularly acknowledged (that actually, every one of us can influence the way our states operate under international law), and that appreciating the breadth of individual practice is crucial to understanding international law’s traction in the domestic sphere. The dissertation argues, further, that international law – as law – does indeed enjoy such traction in that it serves, for participants in national policymaking processes, as a distinct factor to be taken into account when formulating national policy.

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Itai Eliav | Post-Doctoral Fellow
Itai Eliav : Post-Doctoral Fellow

Itai holds a Ph.D. from the Tel Aviv University, the Porter School of Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Law - the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies. As part of his PhD research Itai has spent one academic year at the "Institut du Développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)", at the Sciences – Po University, Paris. In his doctoral research, titled "Liberalism and the Environment: How can Liberalism be Environmental?", Itai investigated environmental regulation from a liberal point of view and liberal theories from an environmental perspective. At the academic year 2014-15 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at the Tel Aviv University. Itai holds a B.A in Philosophy & Geography from Tel-Aviv University, LL.B from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and he has been a lawyer specializing in civil and land law – a Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2002. He is a holder of M.A in Philosophy (summa cum laude) obtained from the Tel Aviv University. His M.A. thesis won a prize by the Porter School of Environmental Studies at the Tel Aviv University for the year 2005 (The Alma and Leslie Wolfson Prize). Itai's current research project focuses on the intersection of political morality, regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and the domain of climate engineering (geoengineering as a response to global warming).

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Mirjam Streng | Doctoral Fellow
Mirjam Streng : Doctoral Fellow Mirjam is a PhD candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel Aviv University, where she conducts her research under the supervision of Professor Eyal Benvenisti. She obtained an LL.M. at Columbia Law School (with honors) and an LL.M. as well as an LL.B. (with honors) from the University of Amsterdam, spending a semester abroad at New York University Law School during her bachelor. She is a member of the Israeli and New York State bar association and practiced as an Israeli immigration lawyer before joining the GlobalTrust Project as a PhD Fellow in 2014. Mirjam’s research topic is “Education and asylum seekers: A legal and normative examination of access, integration and educational content”.

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