Yarden Niv

Yarden Niv
Doctoral student, Department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Moral experts in public decision-making processes
Supervisors: Prof. Shlomi Segall, Prof. Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University. I hold a Master’s degree in political science (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University.

My primary research interests are the possible intersections between philosophical and empirical inquiries on politics. Specifically, I focus on democratic theory and different practical challenges that democracies faces. 

Previously, I dealt with the role of emotions in democracy, and today my doctoral research is aimed at understanding the role of moral experts in public decision-making processes. By combining an empirical and philosophical research, I am exploring the meaning of moral expertise and its normative implications for democracy and democratic decision-making.