Lorenzo Zucca is Professor in Law & Philosophy. Lorenzo's special interests span from human rights law and philosophy to constitutional theory, with a focus on the relation between Church and State.
He's now working on a project entitled 'The Uncertainty of Will,' which explores Shakespeare's vision on the connection between power and knowledge and examines its psychological and philosophical insights on human cognition and human institutions.
He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA (OUP, 2007) and numerous articles on human rights law and theory. His second monograph is entitled A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape (OUP 2012). This is a study of one of the most pressing problems in Europe and includes issues such as the protection of religious freedom, the limits of religious toleration, and a wider debate on European identity.
Paul North is Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Director of Undergraduate Studies at Yale University and writes and teaches on literature and other media, continental philosophy, literary and critical theory.
Vivian Liska, Professor of German literature and Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Since 2013, she is Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ruth Kanner is a Professor at the David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University. She is also the director of the Ruth Kanner Theatre Group which explores the surroundings, probing covert layers of the local scene and scenery, by searching for a local theatrical language interweaving storytelling, physical theatre and visual imagery.
Michael Shadlen is a Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University, and a principal investigator at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. He investigates the neural mechanisms that guide decision making, thus offering a window into fascinating aspects of higher brain function, such as reasoning, planning and strategizing.
Lucia Melloni is a Professor at the Department of Neuroscience at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. She is also Professor at the Department of Neurology at NYU. Her studies investigate how the brain learns to segment continuous speech into relevant units, and where this takes place, by using statistical learning paradigms and intracranial recordings.
Rafael Malach is a Professor of Brain Research, at the Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science. His research focuses on relating neuronal activity and sensory perception in the human brain. The overall aim is to build an experimentally constrained neuronal theory of human perceptual awareness.