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Michal Alberstein, SJD Harvard University; LLB, BA, Tel-Aviv University; is the Dean of The Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She is the Primary Investigator on an ERC consolidator grant to study Judicial Conflict Resolution (JCR) and the academic chairperson of “Israeli hope” project, supported by the president of Israel and High Council of Education. She is the 2017 winner of Fattal prize for distinguished legal scholars; 2016 winner of the Bar Ilan University rector prize for significant academic achievement; 2001-2004 winner of Alon scholarship for excellent scientists, and a world renown expert in conflict resolution. She teaches jurisprudence and conflict resolution. Her current research deals with theories of law and conflict resolution and their intellectual roots; multiculturalism and its relation to negotiation and mediation; representations of conflict resolution in literature and film; trauma and memory: medical, legal and cultural perspectives, judicial work of settlement and conflict resolution. She is the author and co-editor of numerous books and articles in English and Hebrew, including the following books: Pragmatism and Law: From Philosophy to Disputes Resolution (UK 2002); Jurisprudence of Mediation (Magnes 2007, in Hebrew); Alterative Justice: Mediating, Restoring and Healing through Legal Institutions (2014, in Hebrew).

Research Areas

  • Conflict Resolutoin
  • Legal Formalism
  • Jurisprudence
  • Trauma and Memory
  • Identity based Conflct Resolution

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


… → Jan 2000

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000


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