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Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Chair and Professor in Politics, University of Hull, The United Kingdom


Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Security and Defense


Full Biography

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, DPhil, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford; Professor of Politics, Founding Director of the Middle East Study Centre, University of Hull. Raphael taught, inter alia, at Oxford (UK), Jerusalem, Haifa (Israel), UCLA, Johns Hopkins (USA) and Nirma University (India). He was also Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London. In 2022, he is a Public PolicyFellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and in 2023The Olof Palme Guest Professor, Lund University, Sweden.

Raphael has published 19 books and more than 300 articles in the fields of politics, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, law, sociology, history and poetry, including most recently Confronting the Internet's Dark Side (CUP, 2015), Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (Cup, 2021) and The Republic, Secularism and Security(Springer, 2022).

He is now writing Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Critical Study of Peace Mediation, Facilitation and Negotiations between Israel and the PLO.

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Major Publications

The Right to Die with Dignity: An Argument in Ethics, Medicine, and Law (Piscataway, NJ.: Rutgers University Press, 2001).

Speech, Media, and Ethics: The Limits of Free Expression(Houndmills and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2001, second ed. 2005).

The Scope of Tolerance: Studies on the Costs of Free Expression and Freedom of the Press (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).

More publications can be found here.




Previous Terms

Fellow from 09/01/2007-05/01/2008;

Public Policy Scholar June 6-August 26, 2022