Gad Barzilai

Prof. Gad Barzilai

Gad Barzilai (11 January 1958 – 10 April 2023) was an Israeli professor of law, political science and international studies, famous for his work on the politics of law, comparative law and politics, human rights, and communities. Barzilai published 18 books and 173 articles in major academic refereed journals and publishing houses. He had been a full professor of law, societies and justice, and international studies at the University of Washington and the University of Haifa Faculty of Law.[1] Gad Barzilai had served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at University of Haifa (2012-2017) and was the vice provost of University of Haifa from 2016 until 2019.

Barzilai was a professor of political science and law at Tel Aviv University where he co-founded and served (1996–2004) as co-director of the Law, Society and Politics Graduate Program.

More details in Wikipedia

  • Law and Politics
  • Human rights
  • Law
  • Law and Communities
  • Law and Society
  • Society




Chapters in Books

Edited Books

  • Law and Emergencies: A Comparative Overview, with Amnon Reichman, Eli Salzberger and Deborah Shmueli, Minerva Center, University of Haifa (2014)
  • Law, Politics, Justice & Society: Israel in a Comparative Context, 27 (2) Israel Law Review (Gad Barzilai ed.) About 350 pp. (Forthcoming) (2012)
  • Law and Religion, In: The International Library of Essays in Law and Society (Gad Barzilai ed., Ashgate) [528 pp.] (2007)
  • Freedom of Expression, 13 Politics (Gad Barzilai and Shimon Shetreet eds.) [Hebrew] [125 pp.] (2005)
  • Political Violence, 11-12 Politics (Gad Barzilai ed.) [Hebrew] [171 pp.] (2004)
  • Human Rights, 10 Politics (Gad Barzilai ed.) [Hebrew] [124 pp.] (2003)
  • Law and Politics, 8 Israel Journal of Criminal Justice (Gad Barzilai ed.),[Hebrew & abstracts in English] [454 pp.] (1999)
  • The Gulf Crisis and Its Global Aftermath (Gad Barzilai, Aharon Klieman and Gil Shidlo eds., London and New York: Routledge), [304 pp.] (1993)

Other Publications

  • “Judaism and Humanism” 19 Jewish Studies Newsletter (University of Washington) (2008)

Other Scientific Publications

Entries in Encyclopedias

  • “Cultural Identities” Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives (David S. Clark ed.) (2007)
  • “Obedience” Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives (David S. Clark ed.) (2007)
  • 1988  Michigan University – Certificate of ICSPR (International Consortium of Social and Political Research)
  • 1987-1988   Yale University – Political Science & Legal, Social, and Policy Studies
  • 1983-1987 Hebrew University of Jerusalem- Political Science Ph.D. (with letters of distinction)
  • 1983 Tel Aviv University & Israel Bar – Specialized in public, international and commercial law (Lawyer’s License)
  • 1980-1982 Bar Ilan University- Political Science and International Relations M.A.
  • 1976-1980 Bar Ilan University-Political Science
  • 1976-1980 Bar Ilan University- History and Judaism