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Professor Yuval Shany

Professor Yuval Shany is the former dean of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. Specializing in international law, human rights and the laws of war, Professor Shany served as the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and as the Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights. In September 2012, he was chosen to be one of the 18 senior jurists to serve on the UN Human Rights Committee.shany_bigProfessor Shany graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Hebrew University in 1995. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Legal Studies from New York University in 1997 and a doctorate in International Law from the University of London in 2001.In recent years, Professor Shany has been a visiting researcher at Harvard University, Amsterdam University and the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg.  He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney, Columbia University, Georgetown University and the University of Michigan.Professor Yuval Shany, discusses his legal career in human rights, how his research is influenced by Israel’s political situation, and his time at the Hebrew University.
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Professor Hanoch Gutfreund

Professor Hanoch Gutfreund, alumnus and former President of the Hebrew University, Professor Emeritus of theoretical physics, and the Andre Aisenstadt Chair in theoretical physics received the 2016 Solomon Bublick Prize. As the Academic Director of the Einstein Center and the Albert Einstein Archives, where Einstein’s intellectual property resides, he is the university’s appointee responsible for Einstein’s intellectual property. He held many academic and administrative positions at the university, and currently heads the executive committee of the Israel Science Foundation and is the chairperson of the “Basha’ar – Academic Community for Israeli Society” association.Einstein_planned_giving   During 2015, the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s discovery of General Relativity. In recognition of this important centennial, AFHU spoke with Hebrew University Professor Hanoch Gutfreund. Professor Gutfreund discusses two theories of relativity: the special theory of relativity which Einstein formulated in 1905, his “miraculous year,” and Einstein’s 1915 presentation to the Royal Academy of Science in Berlin on the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein was also a founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.