Aviad Rubin, Ph.D.

Aviad Rubin, Ph.D.

2017-2018 Visiting Professor

Fall 2017

Background and Education:

Aviad Rubin (Ph.D., McGill University) is a tenured senior lecturer (U.S. associate professor) in the School of Political Science at University of Haifa as well as Academic Co-Director of the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Strategy. He was the founding director of the University's Navy cadet program. Previously, he was the Israel Institute Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago during the 2016-2017 academic year. Rubin’s recent co-edited book (Lexington Books, 2016) compares different dimensions of the state-society relationships in Turkey and Israel and his forthcoming authored book (with University of Michigan Press) explores the influence of state policies towards religion in Israel and Turkey on democratic performance in both countries. Rubin has taught courses on religion and state in Israel and the Middle East, and on contemporary Turkish and Israeli politics.

Publications include:

The Jarring Road to Inclusive Democracy: A Comparative Assessment of State-society Engagements in Israel and Turkey (Lexington Books, 2016 – Co-editor with Yusuf Sarfati); “The Israeli Elections of 2015: A Hobbesian Moment” (Israel Affairs, 2016 – with Doron Navot); “Cultural Nationalism and Liberal Values: An Elusive Synthesis” (International Political Science Review, 2015 – with Gal Gerson).

Israel Institute Awards: 
Visiting Faculty Programs
University of Chicago
Visiting Faculty Programs
University of Toronto