I am Max Kampelman Professor of Democracy and Human Rights at the department of political science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I was also an associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Environment, Ethics and Society between 1995 and 2004. My fields of research and teaching are equality, democracy and human rights, environmental politics and environmental political theory.

I am married to Yifat and we have three children, Daniel, Hillel and Shiri. We share our house with Labane (dog) and Gingit (cat). As a matter of fact I always wanted to be a pianist, but I simply wasn’t good enough, so I became a university lecturer. I was also a kibbutz member for seven years, which were probably the best years of my life. I am a frustrated fan of Hapoel Jerusalem (Hapoel means literally: the Worker), a football team which is nothing to write home about, and a basketball team that is not bad. It specializes in resounding failures.