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. 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.
Zreik was a guest lecturer at Georgetown Law and was an adjunct lecturer in the law faculties of the University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University. His research addresses questions pertaining to legal and political theory and issues of citizenship and identity. His many publications in these fields have appeared in anthologies and in legal and interdisciplinary journals.
At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Zreik is heading a summer school focusing on current political topics and concepts in the local context. The program is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, Zreik lectures in the intellectual leadership summer program titled Intellectual Journeys.