Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Senior Associate Research Fellow

Dr. Raphael Cohen-Almagor is a Senior Associate Research Fellow at The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) 

Dr. Raphael Cohen-Almagor completed his PhD in Political Theory at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. He is now Professor and Chair in Politics, University of Hull. Raphael taught, inter alia, at Oxford (UK), Jerusalem, Haifa (Israel), UCLA, Johns Hopkins (USA) and Nirma University (India). He was also Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London.

He is the founder of Israel’s “Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance” Organization, The University of Haifa Center for Democratic Studies, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Medical Ethics Think-tank, and The University of Hull Middle East Study Group.

Raphael has published extensively in the fields of politics, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, law, sociology and history.

Areas of Expertise 
Media Ethics, Medical Ethics, Political Theory, Public Policy, Security, Peace, Human Rights, Social Responsibility, Internet, Freedom of Expression, The Arab-Israeli Conflict

English, Hebrew

"Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism: Liberalism, Culture and Coercion", Cambridge University Press, 2021
"Coercion", Open Journal of Philosophy, Vol.11, No.3, 2021
"Israel as an Ethnic Democracy: Palestinian Citizens and the Fight for Equal Rights", Berkley Forum 2021, 2021
"Israel's Democracy and Security", In Leonard Weinberg and Elizabeth Francis (Editors), Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Security,  Routledge, 2020 
"Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway",  Cambridge University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2015
"The Democratic "Catch": Free Speech and Its Limits (Hamilkud Ha’demokrati)", Maariv Publication House, 2007

"Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Critical Study of Peace Mediation, Facilitation and Negotiations between Israel and the PLO",Cambridge University Press


"Professor Rafael Cohen-Almagor - part 1", Israel Connexion, 2021
"Professor Rafael Cohen-Almagor - part 2", Israel Connexion, 2021
"Professor Rafael Cohen-Almagor - part 3", Israel Connexion, 2021
"Online Hate Speech and Internet Intermediaries. In conversation with Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor", Hate Crime Unit, 2020

"Confronting the dark side of the internet", Mercatornet, 2015



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