Liav Orgad


Research Interests

Constitutional Identity
Citizenship Theory
Global Migration
International Human Rights Law
Political Theory

Institutional Contact

WZB Berlin/EUI Florence/IDC Herzliya

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


Liav Orgad is the Head of the Project Group “International Citizenship Law” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center; the Director of the “Global Citizenship Governance” Project at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute (EUI); and a Recurrent Visiting Professor at the Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya, Israel. 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, a Jean-Monnet Fellow at EUI, and a Visiting Scholar at Universität Luzern and the Roosevelt Academy. 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 the head of the Working Group “Global Migration and Human Rights” at the Global Young Academy.