Prof. Uriel Abulof

Political science studies
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Prof. Uriel Abulof
Phone: 03-6405983
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 535

General Information

Uriel Abulof is a senior lecturer (US rank Associate Professor) at Tel-Aviv University's Department of Political Science and a research associate at Princeton University's LISD / Woodrow Wilson School and at the Truman Research Institute / Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He studies the politics of fear, happiness and hope, legitimation, social movements, nationalism and ethnic conflicts. Prof. Abulof also teaches PrincetonX course HOPE: Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism, awarded top 2018 online course & run the blog Sapienism: Living Up to Our Humanity.

Prof. Abulof received his BA in International Relations and Islam & Middle and his MA in Contemporary Middle-East Studies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Research interests: Political Existansialism, Political violence and legitimacy, ethnic conflicts


Prof. Abulof has published academic articles in the most respected journals in the field of political science. He is the author of The Mortality and Morality of Nations (NYU Press, 2018) and Living on the Edge: The Existential Uncertainty of Zionism [in Hebrew] (Haifa University Press), the 2012 winner of the Bahat Prize for the best Hebrew nonfiction manuscript.

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