Our Team


Prof. Barak Medina

Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity 

Prof. Barak Medina was the Rector of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 2014, Barak oversees the Justice Haim H. Cohn Chair in Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Law. His areas of research are constitutional law and economic analysis of the  law.

Barak's CV.



Prof. Badi Hasisi

Chair of the Academic Committee of the CSMD

Prof. Badi Hasisi is the Head of the Institute of  Criminology in the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University. His research covers a wide range of subjects such as policing; terrorism and crime; and evaluation studies. He has published widely on the challenges of policing the Arab community in Israel, and is actively involved in the development of police reforms and in establishing strong relationships between academia and the planning and research units of the Israel National Police. He is Chair of the Israeli Society of  Criminology, and was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 



 Atty.  Nisreen Alyan

Director of the Multiculturalism Clinic

Nisreen holds a master's degree in public law from Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University in Chicago. Nisreen came to the clinic after a decade of legal and public service in The Association for Civil Rights in Israel.



Former Staff


Prof. Netta Barak-Corren 

previous academic director (on leave)

Netta is a Professor of law and a cognitive scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on empirical and behavioral analysis of constitutional and public law, with a particular interest in conflicts of rights and the interaction between law and religion and law and social norms. In addition to heading the CSMD, she is also a member of the Hebrew University's Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. Read more about Netta's work on her website.




Atty. Ori Sabach 

Advisor of the Multiculturalism Clinic

Holds a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Haifa, a master's degree in law from American University, Washington DC, and a bachelor's degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University.



Atty. Inbal Peled 

Founder of the Multiculturalism Clinic

Former journalist and human rights lawyer, Adv. Inbar Peled holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and LL.M. degrees from Columbia University and the University of  Toronto. She is currently a Vanier scholar and PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, where she studies the legal response to discriminatory policing in multicultural societies.




Prof. Michael Karayanni

Former Academic Director of the CSMD

Prof. Kraini oversees the Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was previously Dean of the Faculty of Law. His fields of research are multiculturalism, private international law, interfaith law and civil litigation.

Michael's CV.


Michal Barak

Former Executive Director

Lawyer. Holds a bachelor's degree in law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in linguistics from Rutgers University. Michal is involved in promoting democracy, human rights and coexistence through education.