Prof. Adriana Kemp Named Mogulof Family Chair in Social Policy

Endowed position aims to spur social change, bolster policy-informing research
24 June 2022

Prof. Adriana Kemp, head of the School of Social and Policy Sciences at the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, was recently named the inaugural incumbent of The Mogulof Family Chair in Social Policy.  


The Chair was established through a planned gift from the estate of Melvin and Milly Mogulof, distinguished academics and social workers from the US. The endowed position was created to spur social change in Israel by bolstering the work of leading researchers with a record of informing policy making and third-sector organizations. 


Kemp's research is predominantly dedicated to exploring the challenges that global migrants in precarious socio-legal conditions pose to social policies and to policymakers. These include economic and irregular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Her work sheds light on the long-term repercussions of global phenomena, such as migration and refugees. It also highlights the design, implementation and impact of social policies. 


In parallel with her academic career, Kemp has consulted for various governmental and intergovernmental bodies on refugee and migration issues, including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and several Knesset and inter-governmental committees. She has also served as a member of Israel's Ministry of Education Expert Board on Sociology.  


Kemp’s record of advancing social policy also includes leadership roles at civil society organizations including The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and labor rights NGO KavLaoved – Worker's Hotline.  




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