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Dr. Nir Barak

Nir Barak
Nir Barak received his Ph.D. from the department of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; his training is in urban politics, environmental politics, and political theory. His current research, with Dr. Nir Mualam, focuses on the relationship between national citizenship and urban citizenship (city-zenship) in light of the rising power of cities in international politics (e.g., supranational city-based networks) and growing instances of cities’ demand for more political autonomy vis-à-vis the state (e.g., regulations which challenge national laws). Nir’s Ph.D. dissertation analyzed philosophical, political, social and policy-related aspect of transitioning cities to sustainable patterns. In 2017, Nir received a Fulbright-ISEF Scholar award and appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University.