Articles by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

May 24, 2023

⛓️ Academic freedom and the anti-Israeli BDS movement

Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Raphael Cohen-Almagor looks at the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to boycott Israeli academics and ban Israel tout court. He argues that there is no justification for any academic organisation to do this. Any such decision would be unjust, unfair, and counter-productive
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Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Professor of Politics, Founding Director of the Middle East Study Centre, University of Hull

Raphael is also Olof Palme Visiting Professor, Lund University, and Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC.

He holds a DPhil from St Catherineā€™s College, University of Oxford.

Raphael has taught, inter alia, at Oxford (UK), Jerusalem, Haifa (Israel), UCLA, Johns Hopkins (USA) and Nirma University (India).

He was also Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (twice), and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London.

Raphael has published 19 books and more than 300 articles in the fields of politics, philosophy, education, law, sociology, history, media ethics, medical ethics, business ethics, and poetry.

He tweets @almagor35

The Republic, Secularism and Security: France versus the Burqa and the Niqab by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

The Republic, Secularism and Security
Springer, 2022

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Liberalism, Culture and Coercion by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism
Cambridge University Press, 2021

Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibilty on the Free Highway by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Confronting the Internet's Dark Side
Cambridge University Press, 2015

Raphael is now writing Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Critical Study of Peace Mediation, Facilitation and Negotiations between Israel and the PLO and another book on euthanasia in Belgium.

He was a co-founder of Israelā€™s 'Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance' Organisation, the founding Director of The University of Haifa Center for Democratic Studies and the founding Director of The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute think-tank on medical ethics.

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