Dr. Manar Mahmoud

 Manar  Mahmoud
Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations
Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and The Harry S. Truman Institute for The Advancement of Peace. I am also teaching at the Department of International Relations, Hebrew University.
I hold Ph.D in Political Science (Tel-AvivUniversity, 2014) and M.A (with honor) in Political Science, majoring in Political Theory and Governance (University of Haifa, 2006).
During my academic studies I won several Academic Awards and Research Grants, among them: Research grant from the Tami Steinmetz Institute for Peace Research (2010-2011); Research Scholarship at the Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy and Education at the Hebrew University (2009-2010); Sergio Gribitch Award for promoting relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel (2009-2010); "Werner Otto" Foundation grant for Outstanding Female Arab Students for Advanced Studies, Haifa University (2004-2005).
My research focuses on political analysis of constitution-making processes and reconciliation in conflicted societies. The Ph.D dissertation based on the presentation of a theoretical model that I named "reconciliatory constitution-making process", meant to explore the nature of the constitution making process, and explain the circumstances in which the process of establishing a constitution can also achieve reconciliation between conflicted groups. The dissertation focused on comparative historical analysis of three cases: South Africa, Canada and Belgium. My current research attempts to develop the model through its examination in other cases such as Tunisia and Egypt.
My main research interests are: Contemporary Political Theory, Constitutional Theory, Comparative Politics, Reconciliation in Conflicted Societies, Transitional Justice, Transitions in\to Democracy, Politics and Law.