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Dr. Amichai Magen

Dr. Amichai Magen is The Marc & Anita Senior Researcher and Head of the

Terrorism & Governance Desk at the ICT. He is also an Assistant Professor at the

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, and a Visiting Fellow at

the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Dr. Magen received his Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) from Stanford Law

School in 2009. Between May 2009 and May 2011 he was Director of the

Institute for Democracy, Law and Diplomacy, and Associate Fellow at the Shalem

Center, Jerusalem. Between 2005 and 2009, Dr. Magen was a Lecturer in Law,

Stanford Law School. He was also a Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI), Stanford University.

In 2008 Amichai Magen became the first Israeli to receive the prestigious National

Fellow award at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2003 he received

the Yitzhak Rabin Fulbright Award. Between 1999 and 2002 he served as Legal

and Policy Adviser to the Attorney General, Ministry of Justice, Israel, and prior to

that he was an IDF JAG Officer in Gaza.

Dr. Magen leads the ICT's efforts to better understand the relationships between governance and terrorism, and to develop new academic and policy knowledge about those relationships. His current research and teaching focuses on areas of limited statehood and problematic sovereignty, non-state governors, and international efforts to develop more systemic political, legal, and development solutions to the scourge of international terrorism. Dr. Magen has published extensively in leading journals in the fields of International Law, International Relations and Comparative Politics, including: Stanford Journal of International Law; Journal of Law Reform; International Studies Review; Internationale Politik; Columbia Journal of European Law; West European Politics; and Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. He is also the editor of two volumes: Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Palgrave-McMillan, 2009) (with Michael McFaul and Thomas Risse), and International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law (Routledge, 2009) (with Leonardo Morlino).

Dr. Magen is a regular commentator for Israeli and international newspapers, radio, and television. In 2010 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress.

Senior Researcher and Head of the Terrorism & Governance Desk, ICT & Head, MA Program in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

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