Liav Orgad is the Head of the Project Group “International Citizenship Law” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Director of the Research Group “Global Citizenship Governance” at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute (EUI), Faculty Member at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, and an Associate Professor at the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. His research interests include constitutional identity, international jurisprudence, citizenship theory, global migration, and technology. In recent years, Orgad was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School and FGV Direito Rio, a Marie Curie Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, a Fulbright and Rothschild Scholar at NYU Law School, and a Jean-Monnet Fellow at the EUI. He is the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (1.5 million Euro, 2017).

Orgad published in the American Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford), American Journal of Law & Economics (Oxford), American Journal of International Law (Cambridge), International Journal of Constitutional Law (Oxford), German Law Journal (Cambridge), and the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence (Cambridge). He is currently writing a book, The Future of Citizenship: How Technology Shapes Membership and Belonging (Cambridge University Press, under contract). His previous book, The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights, was published by Oxford University Press (Oxford Constitutional Theory, 2016). 


Orgad’s research was awarded the Russell Sage Presidential Authority Award and the Israel Science Foundation Grant. He has won numerous prizes, among them Eric Stein Prize for “best article” by the American Society for Comparative Law, and been granted various scholarships, among others, Fulbright, Jean-Monnet, Marie Curie, ISEF, and Global Young Faculty Fellowship. Orgad is a Member of the Global Young Academy, where he headed the Working Group “Global Migration and Human Rights,” and a Member of the Young Academy of Europe. He has been selected as one of the “Young Promising Leaders” in Israel (40 under 40, 2013) and received Israel’s “Most Promising Lecturer Award” (National Union of Israeli Students, 2016).


Orgad holds LL.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Hebrew University (2011, 2005), an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (2007), and LL.B. and B.A. degrees from his alma mater, IDC Herzliya (2003).