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Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad

Portrait Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad (private)
Research Fields
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • Global Migration
  • Citizenship Theory
  • Constitutional Identity
fon: +49 30 25491 445
fax: +49 30 25491 452
mail: liav [dot] orgad [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Head of the Project Group

since 2017
Head, Project Group “International Citizenship Law”, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Director and Part-Time Professor, “Global Citizenship Governance”, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Associate Professor, Lauder School of Government, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Core Faculty, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS)

Member, Global Young Academy

Member, Young Academy of Europe

Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

2015 – 2016
Marie Curie Fellow, Faculty of Law, Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Visiting Professor, FGV Direito Rio

2013 – 2014
Dahlem Research School Fellow, Center for Area Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Visiting Fellow, Center for Comparative Constitutional Law & Religion, University of Lucerne

2011 – 2012
Fulbright and Rothschild Fellow, Tikvah Center, NYU Law School

Assistant Professor, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

2007 – 2010
Visiting Scholar/Researcher, Harvard Law School (2008 – 2009), Columbia Law School (2007 – 2008), Roosevelt Academy, the Netherlands (summer 2008)

Grants, Fellowships
Fulbright, Jean-Monnet, Marie Curie, Rothschild, Russell Sage Presidential Authority Award, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, ISEF, DFG Emmy Noether Grant (1.2 million Euro, declined), ERC Starting Grant (1.5 million Euro)

LLD (Doctor of Laws), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011)
LLM, Columbia Law School (2007)
LLM, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2005)
LLB, BA, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

Selected Publications

Liav Orgad, “Naturalization,” in Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Maarten Vink, and Irene Bloemraad eds., Oxford University Press, 2017).

Liav Orgad, The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights (Oxford University Press, Oxford Constitutional Theory, 2016).

Liav Orgad, “Liberalism, Allegiance, and Obedience: The Inappropriateness of Loyalty Oaths in A Liberal Democracy,” 17(1) Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 99 (2014). Cambridge University Press.

Badi Hasisi, Yoram Margalioth, and Liav Orgad, “Ethnic Profiling in Airport Screening: Lessons from Israel, 1968-2010,” 14(2) American Law & Economics Review 1 (2012). Oxford University Press.

Liav Orgad, “The Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation,” 8(4) International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) 714 (2011). Oxford University Press.

Liav Orgad, “The Citizenship Puzzle,” 59(2) American Journal of Comparative Law 594 (2011). Oxford University Press.

Liav Orgad, “Creating New Americans: The Essence of Americanism under the Citizenship Test,” 47(5) Houston Law Review 1227 (2011), excerpts reprinted in Citizenship and Its Discontents, Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar (Bruce Ackerman and Jed Rubenfeld editors, 2011).

Liav Orgad, “Illiberal Liberalism: Cultural Restrictions on Migration and Access to Citizenship in Europe,” 58(1) American Journal of Comparative Law 53 (2010). Oxford University Press.

Liav Orgad and Theodore Ruthizer, “Race, Religion and Nationality in Immigration Selection: 120 Years after the Chinese Exclusion Case,” 26(2) Constitutional Commentary 237 (2010).

Liav Orgad, “‘Cultural Defence’ of Nations: Cultural Citizenship in France, Germany, and the Netherlands,” 15(6) European Law Journal 719 (2009).


Constitutional Identity and Global Migration
Head: Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad
Duration: 2017 – 2022
Funding: European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)

Citizenship and Governance in the European Union
Head: Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad
Duration: 2017 – 2022
Funding: European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)

Theory and Policy of Naturalization
Head: Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad
Duration: 2017 2022
Funding: European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)

European Junior Faculty Forum
Duration: 28 29 June, 2017

Global Citizenship and Technology
Head: Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad
Duration: 2017 - 2022
Funding: ERC Starting Grant