Eli Salzberger

Eli Salzberger
Senior Research Fellow, and Head of Ethics

Eli Salzberger is a distinguished law professor at the University of Haifa and serves as the Research Lead for Ethics at the Samuel Neaman Institute. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. He clerked for Chief Justices Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Haifa and as head of the DAAD Center for German and European Studies. Currently, Salzberger is Director of the Minerva Center for the Study of the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions. He was a visiting professor at leading universities in Europe and the US, and is the recipient of numerous awards and research grants. Notably, he was the first Israeli to serve on the steering committee, and subsequently as the President of the European Association for Law and Economics (EALE). Salzberger served as a board member for both the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the public council of the Israeli Democracy Institute. Presently, he is a member of the Law Professors Forum for Democracy, advocating against the proposed changes in the Israeli legal system. Salzberger was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Hamburg and the “Verdienstkreuz am Bande” by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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