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  • Professor (Lecturer), College Of Law - Dean
  • Distinguished Fellow, The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law (CRSHL)

Professional Service

  • University of Utah. Role: Member (elected). Academic Senate Executive Committee. 01/2021 - 01/2023
  • Academic Senate. Role: Member. Consolidated Hearing Committee. 01/2021 - 01/2022
  • Academic Senate. Role: Member. Honorary Degree Task Force. 01/2021 - 01/2022
  • University of Utah. Role: Chairman. Independent Review Committee (Presidential Appointment). 01/2020 - present

Internal Service

  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Admissions Committee, Teaching Committee, Awards Committee, Leadership Committee (Chair). Member, 01/2019 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Policy Advisor, Alliance for a Better Utah. 01/2017 - present
  • Member of the Board (elected), Center for Documentary Expression and Art. 01/2017 - present

Military Service

1986-2004, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. (Ret.)
Senior command postings: Commandant of the IDF School of Military Law; Judge Advocate of the Navy and Home Front Command; Legal Advisor to Gaza Strip Military Commander

Honors & Awards

  • University of Utah Research Committee, Research Grant: “Inquiry into Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust”, 01/ 2015-. 01/2017
  • William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellowship,. Claremont McKenna College, 01/2016
  • Member, Society of Benchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 01/2015
  • Research Fellow, Drones and Targeted Killings, University of Oxford, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Department of Politics and International Relations. 01/2014
  • FY06 Congressionally Mandated Award. Department of Justice, 2013
  • Visiting Scholar. Earhart Foundation project, 2012
  • Earhart Foundation project, Extremism: What Is It And What Dangers Does It Pose To Society? 01/2012
  • Grant award, Research on Free Speech and Extremism. Stuart Family Foundation, 2011
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Scholarship Award. 01/2011
  • Stuart Family Foundation, Research on Free Speech and Extremism. 01/2011
  • Justus Lipsius Visiting Scholar. the Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of the Law, 12/2010
  • Senior Specialist Fulbright Fellowship for The Netherlands. 2008
  • "Religion, Terrorism, and the Law: Bringing New Understanding to a Critical World Issue," The Value of Research, Case Western Reserve University. 01/2007


  • National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ), Fellow, 01/2021 - present
  • Contra Costa Jewish Community Center (JCC), Scholar in Residence,, 01/2019 - 01/2020
  • American Bar Association, Drone Resolution Working Group , Member, 01/2013 - present
  • Oxford Institute for Ethics , , 2012 - present
  • ABA Law and National Security Advisory Committee , Committee Member, 01/2010 - 12/2014
  • The Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, University of Utrecht School of Law , Corresponding Member, 2009 - present
  • International Institute on Counter-Terrorism , Research Fellow, 2008 - present

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