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Executive Committee

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Prof. Kreitner teaches courses on private law, legal history, law and political thought at the Buchmann Faculty of law, where he has been a faculty member since 2001. During 2009-2010 Kreitner was a fellow at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. In 2010-2011 he was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School.


Prof. Segev is the chair of the Department of Communication at Tel Aviv University. He studies the relationship between information and power from cross-national perspectives, focusing on global information flows, country image, Americanization and globalization, international news, information search and search strategies, and the digital divide.

Prof. Milette Shamir

Prof. Shamir is currently serving as Vice President of Tel Aviv University, in charge of international academic collaboration. As a faculty member in the Department of English and American Studies, her research focuses on U.S. cultural and literary history, especially during the long nineteenth century. She co-founded TAU's American Studies program in 2006, and served as its head for thirteen years.

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Prof. Sommer is a Senior Lecturer in the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Executive Council of the Israeli Young National Academy. He specializes in the Supreme Court and comparative legal systems. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and has been an Israel Institute Visiting Professor at Columbia University, where he co-chairs the Israeli Cyber Forum.


Dr. Sternhell is the head of the American Studies Program at Tel Aviv University. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Departments of History & English and American Studies. Her two primary fields of interest are the American South and the social and cultural history of modern societies at war. Dr. Sternhell teaches a variety of courses, from introductory surveys of American history to methodological courses for graduate students in American and modern European history.


Prof. Zakim is a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of History and Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. He writes and teaches about the material and cultural history of modernity in the United States.  This includes the history of the economy (including labor history), political theory, the sociology of knowledge, statistics, accounting, machinery, fashion, the invention of photography, gender and the body, and the birth of the private self.   

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