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Avner de-Shalit

Professor of Political Science

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


אבנר דה-שליט, אבנר דה שליט, avner de-shalit,  avner de shalit, civicism, human rights, democracy, environmental politics, equality,  socialism, urban politics, political science, political philosophy, political theory, 

Higher Education

1986                BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1990                D.Phil. Oxford University

1990-1991       Post-doctorate Research, Lady Davis Fellowship, The Hebrew University


Appointments at the Hebrew University

1991                Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science

1994                Senior lecturer with tenure

1999                Associate Professor

2002                The Max Kampelman Chair in Democracy and Human Rights

2007                Professor


Administration at the Hebrew University

2006-7             Head of programme, PPE (Philosophy Politics Economics)

2007-2009       Chair, Department of Political Science

2009-2012       Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

2012-2015       Head of programme, Glocal – Community Development Studies

Public (academic) Activities

1998-1999       Chairperson, Israeli Association for Political Science.

2001-2002       Member of the Advisory group to the Ministry of Education with regard to teaching environmental sciences.

2002-2004       Advisor to the Israeli parliament for matters affecting future generations.

2007-2009       Chairperson, Green Vision for Israel; (Nominated by the Ministry of Finance (Otzar) and the Parliament (Knesset)). Report

    written by a group of activists, scientists and Government bureaucrats, submitted and implemented in 2009.

2014-               Chair of governing board (voluntary work).  The High School by the Hebrew University ("Leyada").

2017-               Chair, Social sciences academic committee, Azrieli Fellows program, the largest PhD fellowships program in Israel.




2000                The Rector’s prize for excellence in teaching, The Hebrew University

2006                The Rector's prize for outstanding research, The Hebrew University

2013                Prize for my book (with Daniel Bell) The Spirit of Cities One of the ten most influential non-fiction books in 2012;                                              prize sponsored by

2014                Rothschild Prize, Social Sciences

2017                Best political theory paper in the Journal of Politics for 2015-2016 for my paper ‘The Ethics of Academic Boycott'

Research Interests

Equality, democracy, human rights, environmental politics, urban politics

Please click here to see my current research projects.

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