Professor Reuven Hazan is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His expertise centers on the historical and current analysis of democratic institutions, specifically placing Israeli democracy in perspective. Professor Hazan was closely involved in reforming Israel’s electoral system and continues to advise Israel’s leading politicians on the restructuring of its legislative branch. He collaborates with Israel’s top think tanks, serves as a consultant for several political parties, is often called upon to testify in the Israeli parliament, and has served on the Presidential Commission on the Structure of Government in Israel. He recently returned to Jerusalem from a sabbatical year as a visiting professor in the Government Department at Harvard University.
Professor Hazan is a frequent commentator on CNN, FOX, BBC, NPR and other networks, providing insight into the latest developments in Israeli politics. He has been quoted in magazines such as Time and Newsweek and in newspapers across North America from the Los Angeles Times to the Wall Street Journal.
Born in Jerusalem, Professor Hazan is a ninth generation Israeli. In his spare time, he enjoys discovering boutique vineyards in Israel that produce world-class red wines.