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WZB | Berlin Social Science Center
Global Citizenship Law Project
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Research Interests

Constitutional Identity
International Migration
Citizenship Theory
Law & Technology
Global Governance


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. In recent years, Orgad was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, 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), the author of The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a Member of the Global Young Academy and the Young Academy of Europe.