Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Chair in Politics, Reach Out Director, and Director of the Middle East Study Group (MESG)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Department of Politics

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Summary

Raphael Cohen-Almagor is Professor and Chair in Politics and the Founder and Director of the Middle East Study Group (MESG) at the University of Hull.

He previously served as director of a large NGO, director of three centres of excellence, chairperson of his department and (Acting) Deputy Dean for Research at the University.

Raphael has taught in many prestigious universities in the UK, the US and Israel, including Oxford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, UCLA and Johns Hopkins University.

He has published extensively in the fields of political science, philosophy, law, media ethics and medical ethics.

Digital Artefact

In support of two-state solution

Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). In support of two-state solution

Journal Article

Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory

Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Racism and hate speech – A critique of Scanlon’s Contractual Theory. First Amendment Studies, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2019.1601579

Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich

Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Keys for peace in the Middle East: interview with Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich. Israel affairs, 25(4), 699-725. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2019.1626092

Israel-PLO Peace Process: Interview with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer

Cohen-Almagor, R. (2019). Israel-PLO Peace Process: Interview with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. Israel Studies, 24(3), 126-156. https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.24.3.06

Euthanasia and palliative sedation in Belgium

Cohen-Almagor, R., & Ely, E. W. (2018). Euthanasia and palliative sedation in Belgium. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 8(3), 307-313. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001398

Research interests

Ethics, Political Theory, Public Policy, Security, Peace, Human Rights; Internet, Comparative Politics

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome applications in the following areas.

- Social responsibility on the internet

- Terror and crime on the internet

- Media coverage of war

- Freedom of expression

- The Arab-Israeli conflict

- Peace studies

- Multiculturalism

- Euthanasia and death-with-dignity

Completed PhDs

- Sharon Amir, The Internet in Service of Public Representative: Comparative Analysis, University of Haifa

- Vladislav Ternopolsky, Human Cloning, Embryo Cloning, and Genetic Engineering, University of Haifa

Current PhD supervisions

- Joseph Ness, Comparative Study of End-of-Life Legislation, University of Hull (2017- )