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Ayman K. Agbaria (Muslim) is a senior lecturer in education policy and politics at the University of Haifa, where he has taught since 2009, and is a faculty member at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education at the Institute of Education of University College London and at the Institute for Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna. A researcher, poet, playwright, and social activist, he specializes in education among ethnic and religious minorities. He published De-Imaging the Global (2007), as well as a wide variety of journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. He has lectured at dozens of conferences in Israel and internationally and serves on several editorial boards. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem; a second M.A. from Clark University; and a dual Ph.D. (2006) from Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy and in International and Comparative Education. He has done post-graduate work at both the University of Haifa and the University of Cambridge.

Aryeh Botwinick (Jewish) has a B.A. and an M.H.L. (and rabbinic ordination) from Yeshiva University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an M.A. and Ph.D. (1973) from Princeton University. He taught political science and Jewish studies at Temple University, 1976–2019; and since 2019, has been a professor of religion and Jewish studies, and affiliated faculty in the Global Studies Program, at Temple. He taught political science at Touro College, 1973–76. His fifteen books include most recently Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics (Routledge, 2014) and Michael Oakeshott's Skepticism (Princeton University Press, 2011); several more manuscripts are in process. He has published some seventy articles, chapters, and reviews, and lectured more than 150 times at conferences worldwide. He serves on the editorial boards of Commonwealth, Episteme, and Telos and as a referee for ten other journals.

Warren Zev Harvey (Jewish) is now professor emeritus in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where he has taught since 1977. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York (1973). Among his studies of medieval and modern Jewish philosophy is Physics and Metaphysics in Hasdai Crescas (1998), as well as many journal articles and book chapters. In 2009, he received the EMET Prize in the Humanities from the Weizmann Institute. He is the Ivan Meyer Visiting Scholar in Comparative Jewish Law at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

Yotam Hotam (Jewish) is a tenured Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa, where he also serves as a Fellow in both the Haifa DAAD Center for German and European Studies and the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society. He has been a visiting professor in the Judaic Studies Program at Yale University and in the History Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also taught at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and at the Hebrew University. He holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. (2004) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has lectured at more than thirty international conferences. His Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy, and Jewish National Thought has appeared in English (2013), German (2009), and Hebrew (2007); and his Theology in Space: Science Fiction in a Post-Secular Age in Hebrew (2010). He has edited or co-edited six books or special journal issues and has written or co-authored some fifty articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Elad Lapidot (Jewish) is a senior lecturer in philosophy for the Theological Department at the University of Bern, following a position with the Institute for Philosophy at Frei Universität, Berlin. He was editor for religion and philosophy for Resling Publishing in Tel Aviv, 2007–13. He also serves in three adjunct professorships for Jewish Philosophy with Humboldt University, Zacharias Frankel College, and Touro College, all in Berlin. He holds an L.L.B. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a...


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