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Liav Orgad

Part-time Professor, ERC Starting Grant - Global Citizenship Law: International Migration and Constitutional Identity


Orgad LiavEmail: [email protected]  
Tel [+39] 055 4685 - 439  
Office: Villino, VL037

Personal Website: https://www.liavorgad.com 

Biographical Note


Liav Orgad is the Director of the ‘Global Citizenship Law’ Project at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (EUI); the Head of the Research Group ‘International Citizenship Law’ at WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and a Recurrent Visiting Professor at Interdisciplinary Center (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, a Marie Curie Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, a Fulbright Scholar at NYU Law School, and a Jean-Monnet Fellow at the EUI. He is a Member of the Global Young Academy, where he heads the Working Group ‘Global Migration and Human Rights,’ the author of The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016), and the recipient of the Eric Stein Prize for ‘best scholarly article’ by the American Society for Comparative Law (2011). 

His research project funded by an ERC Starting Grant on ‘Global Citizenship Law’ advances the establishment of a new subfield in international law—International Citizenship Law (ICIL)—which would regulate nationality law; it explores the idea of ‘blockchain membership’ and matching algorithm for citizenship, and invites us to challenge our understanding of citizenship in the age of global economy, technology, and mobility.

Research Interests


  • Constitutional Identity
  • International Jurisprudence
  • Citizenship Theory
  • Global Migration
  • Political Theory & Technology

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