Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, PhD

Head of Council for Higher Education

Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats is currently serving as the Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Israeli Council for Higher Education. She served as the Deputy President of Bar-Ilan University since May 2010 until October 2015. She previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University between 2004 –2007.

Prof. Zilbershats received her LL.B from Bar-Ilan’s Law Faculty, her LL.M in international legal studies from NYU and her Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University.

Professor Zilbershats teaches and researches various aspects of international law and constitutional law. She has published numerous articles in these fields in peer reviewed journals and has also published a book in English on the Human Right to Citizenship.

Prof. Zilbershats has served on several public committees, including the Committee for the preparation of citizenship legislation; the Rubinstein Committee for reviewing Israeli immigration citizenship law, Neeman Committee for drafting the constitution of the State of Israel, and the Keshev Committee for composing a new bill for equality in the army and civilian service.

She also served as the Deputy President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and the academic adviser of the association, and was a member of the Israel Democracy Institute.

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