The Leon Blum Chair in Political Science, Professor Dan Avnon founded and headed HU's Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy & Civic Education (2001-2007) and was head of the Federman School of Public Policy & Governance (2009-2011). His PhD is from UC Berkeley (1990). He has taught at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and The University of Toronto, and has held visiting fellowships at the Universities of Singapore, Sydney and Toronto. Dan Avnon has published books and essays in the fields of general and Jewish political philosophy, civic education, comparative politics and government and constitution in Israel.
Dan is Chair of the Israeli Ministry of Education's Political Science Curriculum Advisory Committee, He is also head of the Israel's Academy of Hebrew Language's committee for political science terminology.
2021, (forthcoming), Dan Avnon, “Mamlachteyoot 2020: An Essentially Contested Concept.” In Yedidyah Stern & Shuki Freidman (eds.) Mamlachteeyoot. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. Hebrew
2020, Dan Avnon, “What is (or are) Language Ethics?” In Yael Peled & Daniel Weinstock (eds.) Language Ethics. Montreal: McGill University Press, pp 31-53.
2019, Dan Avnon & Danielle Celermajer, “Human Rights Under "Democratic" Pressure: Navigating a Path between Truth and Politics.” Human Rights Quarterly, 41(3), 672-700.
2018, Dan Avnon, “BDS and Self-Righteous Moralists.” In Andrew Pessin & Doron Ben-Attar (eds.), Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech and BDS. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 43 – 57.