Dan Avnon, chair of the Department of Political Science
Human rights Organizations under 'democratic' pressure
Margaret (Peggy) Cohn, University of Toronto
Solidarism: The Philosophical Case for the Right to the City
Professor Gregory Mahler, Lady Davis’ Fellow this year at the Hebrew University
“U.S. Congressional Behavior Following the 2018 Election”
God, sex, and money among the ultra-Orthodox in Israel: An integrated sociocultural and evolutionary perspective
The origin of the tendency for men to value wealth more than women can be explained by both social role theory and evolutionary theory. We integrate these two perspectives to provide insight into a unique cultural context, the Jewish ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, where social roles are reversed, such that women are the primary breadwinners in the family. Read more about Department Seminar: Dr. Nechumi Malovicki Yaffe, God, sex, and money among the ultra-Orthodox in Israel: An integrated sociocultural and evolutionary perspective
David J. Samuels, University of Minnesota
Why Inequality Does Not Undermine Democracy
Conventional wisdom holds that inequality undermines the quality of democracy.
This notion — that the principle of formal political equality cannot survive when a
concentration of economic resources grants power to the few at the expense of the
many — has instinctive appeal. Yet perhaps because it is so widely accepted, no one
has ever questioned the proposition’s theoretical foundations or its empirical veracity. Read more about Department seminar: David J. Samuels, "Why Inequality Does Not Undermine Democracy"
Piki Ish Shalom, Hebrew University
"It Takes Time: Forecasts, Democracy, and Academia"