Dr. Raef Zreik

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Raef Zreik is a jurist and a scholar, an expert in political philosophy and the philosophy of law, a lecturer on property law and the theory of law at Ono Academic College, academic co-director of the Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University, and a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Dr. Zreik holds first and second degrees in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has an LLM from Columbia Law School and a PhD from Harvard Law School. His doctoral dissertation dealt with Kant’s concept of legal right and the transition from questions of ethics to questions of law. 

Dr. Zreik was a guest lecturer at Georgetown Law and at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University. His research addresses questions pertaining to legal and political theory and issues of citizenship and identity, Zionism, and the Palestinian question. His many publications in these fields have appeared in anthologies and in legal and interdisciplinary journals. 

At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dr. Zreik is involved in several projects and teaches in Intellectual Journeys, a program for young intellectual leadership. 

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