Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (D. Phil., St. Catherine’s College, Oxford) is an educator, researcher, human rights activist, Professor and Chair in Politics at the University of Hull. He was Visiting Professor at UCLA (1999-2000), Johns Hopkins (2003-2004); Fellow, the Hastings Center, New York (1994, 1999), and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (2007-2008).

Raphael established the Medical Ethics Think-tank at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (1995-1998). In 2003-2007, he was the Founding Director of the Center for Democratic Studies, University of Haifa.

Raphael published extensively in the fields of politics, philosophy, law and ethics. Among his many books are The Right to Die with Dignity (2001), Speech, Media and Ethics (2001, 2005), Euthanasia in the Netherlands (2004), The Scope of Tolerance (2006, 2007), Voyages (2007, poetry, Hebrew) and Public Responsibility in Israel, co-edited with Ori Arbel-Ganz and Asa Kasher (2012, Hebrew).

He is on Twitter @almagor35 and he blogs at

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