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Prof. Liav Orgad

Prof. Liav Orgad

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

Contact Details

Phone: 09-9527222
Personal Website: Personal Website


Liav Orgad is an Assistant Professor at IDC Herzliya, a Marie Curie Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. He teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional identity, citizenship theory, comparative immigration law, and international jurisprudence. In recent years, Orgad was a Tikvah Scholar at NYU Law School, a Jean-Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), a Visiting Professor at FGV Direito Rio, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Columbia School of Law, Universität Luzern, and the University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands.

Orgad has published in the American Journal of Comparative Law, American Journal of Law & Economics, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and European Law Journal. His book, “The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights,” has been published by Oxford University Press (2015). Orgad’s research was awarded the Russell Sage Presidential Authority Award and the Israel Science Foundation Grant. He has won the Dan David Scholarship Prize for “scholars of exceptional promise” (2013), Fulbright Alumni Prize (2012), Eric Stein Senior Scholar Prize for “best scholarly article” by the American Society for Comparative Law (2011), and Wolf Prize for “outstanding achievements of young scholars" (2010). Orgad has been granted research fellowships from Harvard, NYU, EUI, Freie Universität Berlin, Fulbright, Rothschild, the European Commission, and a Global Young Faculty Fellowship (“Our Common Future”) by Volkswagen Foundation. Currently, he is a Member of the Global Young Academy (2016-20).

Orgad holds LL.D. (Doctor of Law) and LL.M. degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011, 2005), an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar, 2007), and LL.B. and B.A. degrees from his alma mater, the IDC Herzliya (2003).


LL.M., Columbia University

Major research and teaching fields

Comparative Constitutional Law
Constitutional Identity
Comparative Immigration Law
Citizenship Theory